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BARE BONES® - November 15, 2011
Globus Medical launched new products including the CALIBER® lumbar fusion device, SP-Fix™ spinous process fixation device, REVERE® Corrective Osteotomy Set, etc. ...
BARE BONES® - November 15, 2011
Globus, joimax and Orthofix agreed to fund the establishment of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) Data Registry. The registry will foll...
Data Collection: International and U.S. Registries
Continuing in our coverage of data collection challenges, we present the first in a series to highlight data registries in existence today. Our initial foray observes seven entities. More will follow in future issues. We’ll begin with a worldwide registry. G...
BARE BONES® - November 1, 2011
Globus Medical launched CALIBER®-L, a vertically expanding minimally invasive lateral implant for use in Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion. (Globus Medical, Inc., 11/1/11)
Global Spine Market Landscape: Today to 2020
As we enter the last quarter of 2011, strategic planning for 2012 and beyond is in full swing. The spine segment is upward in the minds of many, as companies gear up to attend NASS. With that in mind, we showcase tools that shed light upon this specific market, including a new repor...
Globus and K2M Respond to the Challenges of Data Collection
In this new era of healthcare decision making, orthopaedic and spinal device manufacturers can gain an upper hand by measuring and communicating their products’ comparative advantages. Purchasers, payors and policymakers seek deep detail on product effectiveness, patient...
BARE BONES® - August 15, 2011
SYNTHES filed a suit against GLOBUS MEDICAL, alleging infringement of 3 U.S. patents with Globus’ Independence, Coalition and InterContinental Plate spacers. (Bloomberg, 7/25/11)
1Q11 Merger and Acquisition Activity in Orthopaedics and Spine: Facet Solutions
FACET SOLUTIONS acquired by GLOBUS MEDICAL * Developer of ACADIA unconstrained pedicle screw-based total facet replacement system * ACADIA undergoing U.S. Phase III Investigational Device Exemption study vs. posterior fusion for treatment of st...
BARE BONES® - March 15, 2011
A U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed that the Pivot system, offered by GLOBUS MEDICAL, infringes 2 patents owned by MDT. The patents are related to the CD HORIZON® SEXTANT® System. (Medtronic, Inc., 2/9/11)
BARE BONES® - February 15, 2011
GLOBUS MEDICAL acquired FACET SOLUTIONS, developer of the ACADIA™ unconstrained pedicle screw-based total facet replacement system. ACADIA is in limited release in the EU and is undergoing a U.S. Phase III Investigational Device Exemption study for spinal stenosis vs. posterior spinal fu...
BARE BONES® - January 15, 2011
To date, 2,000 patients have been treated with GLOBUS MEDICAL’s TRANSITION®, a semi-rigid stabilization system for lumbar fusion.  (Globus Medical, Inc., 12/29/10)
ORTHOKNOW® - December 10, 2010
CONFERENCE REVIEWNoted at NASS: Happenings in SpineThis year’s North American Spine Society meeting was marked by macro pressures and a multitude of changes coming to the space. Here we summarize major conference takeaways and highlight certain company strategic initiative...
BARE BONES® - November 10, 2010
ORTHOPAEDIC STRATEGIC INITIATIVESCANNUFLOW signed a master distribution and strategic alliance agreement with SYMMETRY MEDICAL’s SPECIALTY SURGICAL INSTRUMENT division (SSI), whereby Cannuflow is SSI’s exclusive supplier of arthroscopy fluid management and access disposabl...
ORTHOKNOW® - November 10, 2009
REGULATORY ROUNDTABLEThe Changing Regulatory LandscapeThe constantly changing regulatory environment has risen to the top of many industry professional’s most significant challenges list. In response, we sought perspective from a mix of ORTHOWORLD Members...
BARE BONES® - September 15, 2009
Orthopaedic Strategic InitiativesDJO CANADA acquired the Canadian master distributors of DJO’s CHATTANOOGA, SAUNDERS, EMPI and CEFAR/COMPEX products. The independently-owned businesses had represented these products in Canada for ~17 years. (DJO Incorporated, 8/5/09)...
ORTHOKNOW® - September 11, 2009
QUARTERLY REVIEW2Q09: The Wrap-upBy Julie A. VetaliceAs usual, we have a few companies for whom financials were not announced by press time for last month’s issue. We present their quarterly results here.     Exhibit 1 shows 2Q09 orthopaedi...
BARE BONES® - August 15, 2009
ORTHOPAEDIC STRATEGIC INITIATIVESALPHA ORTHOPAEDICS (AO) entered into a distribution agreement whereby DAIWHA will market AO’s AT2™ System in South Korea. The AT2 features RelēF™ Technology, which integrates monopolar capacitive-coupled radiofrequency and revers...
BARE BONES® - July 15, 2009
Orthopaedic Product/Company NewsACTIVE IMPLANTS raised US $10MM in a Series C Preferred Stock offering. The company is incorporating its polymer technology into products such as the TriboFit® Hip and NUsurface® Implant system. (See ORTHOKNOW®, 1/09.) (Active Implants Corpora...
BARE BONES® - June 15, 2009
Strategic InitiativesARTERIOCYTE MEDICAL made a strategic investment in CONTROL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY to support development and distribution of Control’s ASPIRE aspiration system for use with Arteriocyte’s STEM-PREP and other Magellan® platform technologies. The companies w...
BARE BONES® - April 15, 2009
Strategic InitiativesI-FLOW entered into a letter of intent for an exclusive distribution agreement with B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN, effective 6/1/09 through 12/31/13, covering the ON-Q PainBuster® Post-Operative Pain Relief and ON-Q C-bloc® Continuous Nerve Block systems (latter to be priv...
BARE BONES® - March 15, 2009
Strategic InitiativesALPHATEC SPINE (ATEC) entered into a license agreement with HELIX POINT to develop Helifix and Helifuse, proprietary concepts for interspinous devices to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. (See ORTHOKNOW™, 3/09.) ATEC is the exclusive worldwide licensee of the in...
BARE BONES® - December 15, 2008
K2M entered into an agreement with Promethean Surgical Devices for worldwide exclusive rights to all spinal applications of an injectable polymer technology which may have application in the treatment of numerous disorders, including nucleus degeneration and less invasive approaches to annular re...
BARE BONES® - September 15, 2008
ENZTEC and DEPUY unveiled an agreement whereby Enztec’s surgical instruments will be distributed with DePuy’s Sigma and LCS Knee lines. The instruments will retain Enztec’s brand.  Enztec products include custom implants for tumor and trauma surgeries and instrumentatio...
ORTHOKNOW® - July 15, 2008
Artificial Disc Update Since we last profiled artificial discs in the special online version of OrthoKnow in June 2006, much has changed. The market has gotten more crowded and competition more intense. Here are some milestones we find worthy of mention. Medtronic’s Prestige cervical dis...
BARE BONES® - June 15, 2008
GLOBUS MEDICAL completed 380-patient enrollment for the SECURE®-C Cervical Artificial Disc clinical trial. The device is designed as an alternative to fusion. Globus plans to initiate 2 more U.S. Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trials in 2008 on motion preservation devices. (Globus Medical...
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