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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...
BARE BONES® - April 15, 2008
GLOBUS MEDICAL introduced the NIKO™ Corpectomy Spacer System. NIKO is designed to offer an alternative to mesh and stackable cages, and to eliminate interoperative implant alterations. (Globus Medical, Inc., 3/17/08)
BARE BONES® - September 15, 2007
GLOBUS MEDICAL closed a $110MM Series E financing round and will use the funds to support company growth and clinical trials associated with multiple technologies under development. Globus’ portfolio includes spinal fusion products, motion sparing technology, etc. (Globus Medical, Inc., 8/23/07...
BARE BONES® - September 15, 2007
SYNTHES (SYST) and Globus Medical jointly announced that, in return for a payment of $13.5MM to SYST, an agreement by Globus that it will not solicit or hire SYST employees until 8/10/08 and the exchange of mutual general releases, the parties have resolved, without any admission of liability or wro...
BARE BONES® - August 15, 2007
A civil jury began hearing testimony in a trademark infringement trial brought by SYNTHES against GLOBUS MEDICAL. The suit includes claims by Synthes that Globus is benefiting from the use of trade secrets and confidential information, including product designs, manufacturing methods and regulatory ...
BARE BONES® - July 15, 2007
GLOBUS MEDICAL launched the CITADEL™ Anterior Lumbar Plating System, which has been implanted successfully in ~40 surgeries to date. The system, designed for use throughout the entire range of the lumbar spine, uses both fixed and variable screws, and its sacral plate is designed to match the c...
BARE BONES® - June 15, 2007
GLOBUS MEDICAL introduced NuBone™ Osteoinductive Bone Graft, a 100% allograft tissue composed of DBM in a cortical bone gelatin carrier. The 1st product releases are putty and gel, developed for use in spinal fusion, trauma and reconstructive procedures. NuBone is Globus’ first product for...
BARE BONES® - May 15, 2007
GLOBUS MEDICAL announced what could be the world’s 1st implantation of a total disc replacement (TDR) device utilizing a posterior approach. Globus intends to seek FDA approval to enter U.S. human clinical trials for its posterior TDR device later this year, and is in preliminary planning stage...
BARE BONES® - May 15, 2007
Further, Globus marked what it believes to be the 1st ever TDR implantations to employ a minimally invasive transforaminal approach. Three patients received Globus’ metal-on-metal transforaminal TDR device in Brazil. (Globus Medical, Inc., 4/10/07 and 4/27/07)
ORTHOKNOW® - May 15, 2007
STRATEGIC INSIGHTS INTO THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY QUARTERLY REVIEW Year starts on solid footing Coming out of 2006, we’re seeing an uptick in growth in the helping SNN to post growth 2X that of its larger competijoint replacement segment, a positive sign given that recon tors. Stryker’...
BARE BONES® - March 15, 2007
GLOBUS MEDICAL launched GATEWAY™, a low-profile system intended for the treatment of thoracolumbar (T1-L5) spine instability arising from fracture, kyphosis, etc. GATEWAY employs “user-friendly” screws and non-threaded locking caps from the REVERE™ Stabilization System, and works...
BARE BONES® - December 15, 2006
GLOBUS MEDICAL launched its PIVOT™ MIS System, part of the company’s PROTEX™ posterior spinal stabilization line. The system was developed using AccuFlex™ semi-rigid flexible rod technology, and features a mechanism that allows the rod to pivot in situ to seat within screw heads....
ORTHOKNOW® - December 15, 2006
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 2006 IN REVIEW Markets Bounce Back Despite Slowing Growth MORE 3Q06 3 IN REVIEW IsoTis May List on the NASDAQ; Another Supplier Posts Negative Ortho Growth EDITORIAL 6 How to Increase the Odds of Hiring Top Orthopaedic Salespeople 2006 IN REVIEW Markets Bounce Back De...
BARE BONES® - October 15, 2006
GLOBUS MEDICAL introduced the XPand™ R PEEK-based corpectomy device for use in spinal fusion involving trauma or tumors. Globus also introduced the REVERE™ Stabilization System, featuring a non-threaded locking cap and a total angulation of 70°. REVERE will serve as a platform for a def...
BARE BONES® - October 15, 2006
Medtronic (MDT) has filed suits against Blackstone Medical and Globus Medical relating to patent infringement. The case against Blackstone relates to U.S. Patents 6,926,718 B1; 6,936,050 B2; and 6,936,051 B2, all Multilock Anterior Cervical Plating Systems, which are reportedly infringed by Black-st...
ORTHOKNOW® - October 15, 2006
NASS 2006 AND THE FUTURE OF SPINE The annual NASS meeting just keeps getting bigger. Used to be you could throw a rock in the exhibit hall and hit most of the companies. Now it looks more like the streets of Tijuana with vendor after vendor hawking black velvet paintings of Elvis. On the one hand,...
BARE BONES® - September 15, 2006
GLOBUS MEDICAL introduced the SUSTAIN® O radiolucent PEEK spacer, completing the SUSTAIN line. SUSTAIN O features a gripping as opposed to a threaded connection to enhance strength and maneuverability, and is available in lordotic and parallel options. (Globus Medical, Inc., 8/10/06)
ORTHOKNOW® - Supplement - June 15, 2006
Artificial Disc Update We last surveyed the disc landscape in 2004. (See the June and July 2004 issues of OrthoKnow.) Since then, much progress has been made, and as the ProDisc lumbar device will soon be released in the U.S. to challenge the Charité, we felt it appropriate to revisit the scene....
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