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BARE BONES® - May 15, 2002
ORTHOPAEDIC COMPANY FINANCIALS: (Company/Ticker Symbol: Sales ($MM): vs. Prior) ---1Q02 VS. 1Q01--- ARTHROCARE $18.0(1) +14% Arthroscopy $15.8 +8% Spinal $2.2 +83% CONMED $69.7(1) -2% Arthroscopy $41.3 +3% Power instruments $28.4 -7% CRYOLIFE $5.9(1,2) +13% ENCORE $19.4 +122% EXACTECH $13.8 +1...
ORTHOKNOW® - April 15, 2002
GUEST EDITORIAL: FINDING SILK SOWS. Robin R. Young, CFA, Member, The Institute for Orthopaedic Enlightenment. Question: How do you make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear? Answer: Find a silk sow. That perhaps humorous answer to an age-old question summarizes one of the essential aspects of inve...
ORTHOKNOW® - December 15, 2001
HOW ORTHOPAEDICS FARED IN 2001. Shirley A. Engelhardt, President. Looking at sales for publicly-traded companies throughout 2001 and comparing them to revenues generated during 2000, we can see that ours is a healthy market. Large to small, companies recorded double digit growth, even in segments ...
BARE BONES® - September 15, 2001
LINVATEC released its resorbable UltraSorb™ Suture Anchor for rotator cuff repair. The system can be used for open or arthroscopic repairs and features a deployment mechanism that allows for simple and reproducible insertion of the anchor into bone. (CONMED Corporation, 8/1/01)
BARE BONES® - July 15, 2001
CONMED signed a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining minimal access surgery (MAS) product lines from IMAGYN that it did not acquire in 11/00. Although the products do not relate directly to orthopaedics, the acquisition should provide synergistic sales opportunities between ConMed’s ar...
BARE BONES® - May 15, 2001
LINVATEC released its Trident™ Resection Ablator, a “1st of its kind” multi-function soft tissue ablation and resection tool. The Trident provides the surgeon with an option of methods for soft tissue resection and removal (shaver blade or ablator), gives immediate access to the coagu...
BARE BONES® - March 15, 2001
LINVATEC launched 8 new products including a power console that enables hospitals to use one power source to operate all Linvatec and Hall® Surgical powered handpieces and the smallest arthroscopy shaver in its class. The company also introduced Web Partners™, an Internet service that inform...
ORTHOKNOW® - December 15, 2000
CONSOLIDATION IN THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY…A RETROSPECTIVE. John A. Engelhardt, Chief Executive Officer. NEWSFLASH, FEBRUARY, 2005...Only two exhibitors will be present at this year’s annual meeting of the AAOS—Biomet, and AcroMed/Acumed/Anspach/ArthroCare/Biomatrix/Bionx/ConMed/Encore...
BARE BONES® - November 15, 2000
CONMED introduced its EnVision™ Autoclavable 3CCD Camera Head, the industry’s 1st fully autoclavable 3 chip camera. Demand for the 3CCD is expected to exceed that for the single CCD camera of which >3,000 units have been shipped over the past 4 years. ConMed began restructuring its arthros...
ORTHOKNOW® - October 15, 2000
ZIMMER, 007, AND THE BATTLE FOR GLOBAL DOMINATION. John A. Engelhardt, Chief Executive Officer. Thursday, September 28, 2000, was the busiest phone day in the 8-year history of Knowledge Enterprises. Product managers, CEOs, distributors and sales reps, investment bankers and venture capitalists al...
ORTHOKNOW® - October 15, 2000
ZIMMER + ?…SHIFTING THE TECTONIC PLATES OF ORTHOPAEDICS. Shirley A. Engelhardt, President. With Zimmer on the block, the entire makeup of the global orthopaedic marketplace may change overnight. For instance, if Aesculap were to purchase Zimmer, the company would go from #9 to #3 globally, ga...
BARE BONES® - May 15, 2000
CONMED’S LINVATEC subsidiary entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with REGEN BIOLOGICS through which Linvatec will manufacture and sell ReGen’s patented arthroscopic Sharp Shooter® Tissue Repair System that facilitates the “insideout” meniscal repair technique. (ConMe...
BARE BONES® - March 15, 2000
CONMED and OSTEOBIOLOGICS initiated a preclinical study to examine the long-term effectiveness of OsteoBiologics’ IMMIX CB implant in aiding in the regeneration and repair of osteochondral defects in articular cartilage. The bioabsorbable multi-layered implant is designed to mimic the mechanica...
BARE BONES® - March 15, 2000
CONMED’s 1999 sales growth (See sidebar, page 2.) derived in part from its acquisitions of 3M’s fluid pump and powered surgical instrument lines, which contributed $11MM and just over $9MM, respectively, to the company’s total sales. (ConMed Corporation news release, 2/10/00)
BARE BONES® - October 15, 1999
CONMED’s LINVATEC subsidiary joined the SURGICAL NAVIGATION NETWORK (SNN), whose member companies integrate their products with image-guided surgery software. Through the agreement, Linvatec's E9000 Hall Surgical high-speed drill and blade system will be integrated with the SNN image-guided sur...
BARE BONES® - August 15, 1999
CONMED’s orthopaedic subsidiary, LINVATEC Corporation, signed an agreement to purchase the assets of the Powered Surgical Instrument business of 3M. The transaction is expected to close in August and will provide Linvatec with products sold worldwide under the Maxi-Driver and MiniDriver brand n...
ORTHOKNOW® - August 15, 1999
CONSOLIDATION IN ORTHOPAEDICS CHANGES FACE. John A. Engelhardt, Chief Executive Officer. Last year, consolidation took on the face of the huge monolith, with the combinations of Stryker with Howmedica, J&J with DePuy and AcroMed, and Medtronic with both Sofamor Danek and Midas Rex. Buyers in 1998 ...
ORTHOKNOW® - August 15, 1999
ORTHOPAEDIC GROWTH DEFIES THE SKEPTICS. Shirley A. Engelhardt, President. As we noted on page 3, orthopaedic market growth is robust, to say the least. Quarterly reports began filtering in this last month, and we were astounded. Only a handful of companies did not experience double-digit growth. I...
BARE BONES® - June 15, 1999
COMPUTER MOTION formed a strategic alliance with CONMED for the purpose of integrating its HERMES Control Center with ConMed's next-generation of electrosurgical products. Once development is complete and FDA clearance is received, ConMed will sell HERMES-Ready electrosurgical products and Computer ...
BARE BONES® - June 15, 1999
CONMED’s LINVATEC subsidiary received 510(k) clearance from FDA to market its bioabsorbable Endopearl for enhanced fixation in ACL reconstruction. Studies have shown that use of the device increases the attachment strength of ligament grafts up to 50% over current methods. (ConMed Corporation n...
BARE BONES® - May 15, 1999
CONMED’s subsidiary, LINVATEC, and OSTEOBIOLOGICS signed a joint strategic alliance through which the 2 companies will explore bioabsorbable technologies for the repair of articular cartilage and other musculoskeletal tissues. (ConMed Corporation news release; OsteoBiologics, Inc. news release,...
BARE BONES® - April 15, 1999
CONMED received clearance from FDA to begin marketing the Concept Ablator, a single-use, high frequency electrical energy device to ablate damaged soft tissue. The device is one of a number of new products launched or to be launched by the company and its subsidiaries during 1999. In early March 199...
BARE BONES® - October 15, 1998
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES entered into collaborative agreements with both ConMed’s LINVATEC subsidiary and BIONX IMPLANTS. Bionx and Linvatec will each have exclusive rights to purchase Integra’s resorbable polymer for use in specifically-permitted applications of their products. Products cover...
BARE BONES® - August 15, 1998
CONMED created a salesforce for Linvatec’s small bone and specialty products lines and established an international sales/distribution network for the Linvatec international business. (ConMed Corporation news release, 7/23/98)
BARE BONES®, AAOS Edition - February 28, 1998
CONMED: argon beam coagulation technology focuses radiofrequency energy into a directional, non-contact, room-temperature beam of argon gas which allows for more rapid coagulation, reduced possibility of rebleeding, reduced OR time, less tissue damage.
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