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July 2015

DePuy Synthes/Johnson & Johnson posted 2Q15 orthopaedic sales of US $2,330MM, +0.9% vs. 2Q14. (U.S. $1,321MM, +2.1%; ex-U.S. $1,009MM, -0.4%) (Global growth by segment: Hips +2%, Knees +4%, Trauma -1%, Spine -1%) (Growth operational, reflects constant currency.)

Smith & Nephew (SNN) acquired the trauma and orthopaedics business of DeOst, which has distributed SNN products in Russia since 2009.

MX Orthopedics received FDA clearance to market the dynaMXCompression Staple, featuring Malleable Nitinol Technology, indicated for fracture and osteotomy fixation and joint arthrodesis of the hand/foot and fixation of proximal tibial metaphysis osteotomy.

DJO Global completed its asset acquisition from Zimmer Biomet, including CobaltBone Cement, Optivac® Cement Mixing accessories, the SoftPacPouch and Discovery® Elbow system for the U.S. marketplace.

June 2015

Zimmer completed its acquisition of Biomet in a cash and equity transaction valued at ~US $14BB. The new corporate entity, Zimmer Biomet, will trade on NYSE and the Swiss Exchange as ZBH beginning 6/29/15

Zimmer (ZMH) agreed to divest U.S. rights and assets for the ZUK unicondylar knee to Smith & Nephew (SNN), and U.S. rights and assets for Biomet’s Discovery Total Elbow and Cobalt Bone Cement to DJO Global. The SNN transaction will close within 3 business days following closure of the ZMH/Biomet merger.

ConforMIS set terms for its IPO, offering 9MM shares at a price range of $14 to $16. The company expects to submit an application to FDA for clearance of the iTotal customized hip in 2015

Aesculap Implant Systems received FDA approval to market the activL® Artificial Disc for treatment of 1-level lumbar degenerative disc disease.

May 2015

EOS imaging received CE Mark approval for kneeEOS, the 1st 3D planning software for total knee arthroplasty based on EOS' bi-planar imaging.

OrthoSpace completed a financing transaction for an undisclosed amount. Proceeds will support market adoption, clinical study and entry into emerging markets for InSpace, a disruptive technology for the treatment of severe rotator cuff tears.

Strategic orthopaedic-related 510(k)s issued in April 2015 include: External Fixation System (Cardinal Health); Conventus PHS System (Conventus Orthopaedics); Interbody Cage (Eisertech); Facet-Link Stabilization Platform (Facet-Link); GPS Spacers (G Surgical); Fortibridge Anterior Cervical Plate (Nanovis Spine); Polyscrew Pedicle Screw (New Era Orthopedics); Airlock Osteosynthesis Plate (Novastep); Silicone Finger Implant (Osteotec); Dark Star Spinal System (Republic Spine); SIJFuse Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System (SpineFrontier); SMV Scientific Bone Screws (Summit MedVentures/SMV Scientific)

 



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