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Stryker Gets FDA Warning Letter After Inspection

March 12, 2013 3:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orthopedic maker Stryker Corp. said Tuesday that it received a warning from government regulators about quality control issues and unapproved marketing of medical devices. The company said it got the letter from the Food and Drug Administration following a November inspection of its Portage, Mich., facility.

John Velyvis MD Surpasses 550 Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing Procedures

March 12, 2013 1:21 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes medical advances come by degree: sometimes medicine leapfrogs into a new approach that dramatically advances patient treatment. Dr. John Velyvis, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, specialist in minimally invasive...

RegeneCure's Membrane Implant Shows 40% Accelerated Healing Time of Severe Bone Fractures in Pet Clinical Study

March 12, 2013 11:45 am | by B3C newswire | News | Comments

RegeneCure announced today the successful results of a clinical study in pets using the company's regenerative membrane implant technology for the treatment of bone fractures. The study showed that the healing time was about 40 percent quicker than normally observed using current Standard of Care therapies.

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With a Strong IP Portfolio and an Innovative Technology Platform Applicable to MISS Procedures, NLT SPINE Sets the Stage for Commercialization and Opens U.S. Office

March 12, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KFAR SABA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--NLT SPINE, a developer of products for spine procedures that are performed through a small incision, officially opened a subsidiary in the U.S. to support the commercialization of its advanced technology platform. NLT SPINE has developed the...

Cerapedics Adds New Board Member

March 12, 2013 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--Cerapedics, Inc. today announced that Antony Koblish, president and CEO of privately-held Tela Bio, Inc. and former CEO of Orthovita, Inc., was appointed to the Company’s board of directors. “Tony has extraordinary industry expertise and...

CTIA -The Wireless Association Selects Orthocare Innovations for National Spotlight Featuring Its Cutting-Edge Wireless Technology

March 11, 2013 3:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthocare Innovations (www.orthocareinnovations.com) and its Magellan Microprocessor Foot Ankle system are featured in a national multimedia advertising campaign, sponsored by CTIA–The Wireless Association™ (www.ctia.org)....

Jury Deems J&J's Depuy ASR XL Hip Implant Defective in Design, Orders $8.3M in Damages

March 8, 2013 2:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A California jury ruled against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy subsidiary in finding that the company's ASR XL metal-on-metal hip implant was defectively designed. The decision marks the highly anticipated close of the 1st of more than 10,750 such lawsuits against J&J.

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Purchases Carestream Digital Radiology Systems to Streamline Workflow

March 7, 2013 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 7, 2013--Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center (CCOC), a partnership with Summa Health System (Akron, Ohio), purchased a CARESTREAM Vue PACS and 14 Carestream and Quantum DR systems to streamline workflow and help its 34 orthopaedic and two plastic surgeons...

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ArthroCare Lands FDA Win for SpeedLock HIP Implant

March 5, 2013 12:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Surgical devices maker ArthroCare (NSDQ:ARTC) won FDA clearance for its SpeedLock HIP implant, a soft-tissue-to-bone fixation implant for hip repair surgeries. The device's primary use is in acetabular labral reattachment and hip capsular repair, according to a press release.

ArthroCare, Justice Dept. Extend Deal Again

March 5, 2013 11:30 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

ArthroCare (NSDQ:ARTC) and the U.S. Justice Dept. extended by a month the statute of limitations on a federal inquiry from the U.S. Dept. of Justice in to the company's spinal business. In January Austin, Texas-based ArthroCare said it was pushing the deal out until March 1.

Lanx Announces Initial Launch of ALTA Stand-Alone System for Anterior Cervical Fusion

March 4, 2013 10:15 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIRE | News | Comments

Lanx, Inc., a privately held global spine company focused on developing and commercializing innovative devices for fusion surgery, today announced the initial launch of the ALTA(TM) Stand-Alone ACDF System for a less invasive approach to anterior cervical fusion.

Capital BlueCross Announces Designation of IPG as their Implantable Device Benefit Management Partner

March 4, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2013--Capital BlueCross and IPG, the leading nationwide provider of implantable Device Benefit Management™ (DBM) solutions, are pleased to announce an exclusive agreement to provide a comprehensive DBM program to participating facilities in Capital BlueCross’...

Cerapedics Announces 10,000th Patient Treated With i-FACTOR™ Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft

March 4, 2013 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2013--Cerapedics, Inc. (Westminster, CO), a medical device company pioneering the use of peptide enhanced bone grafting materials in spine, trauma and orthopedic surgery, is pleased to announce it has surpassed another significant milestone with more...

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Closing Arguments in DePuy ASR Lawsuit

March 1, 2013 11:51 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics unit played "Russian roulette" with its ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, a jury heard yesterday in the closing arguments of a high-profile personal injury lawsuit; J&J denies the allegations, saying the plaintiff's ills were due to other medical problems.

Zimmer: Justice Dept.-SEC Probe Is Over

March 1, 2013 9:27 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal probe into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by Zimmer is over, with both the SEC and the U.S. Justice Dept. telling the medical device company that they're closing the investigation. The probe dates back to September 2007, when the securities regulator told Warsaw, Ind.- based Zimmer of the investigation.

Stryker Announces $250 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase Program

March 1, 2013 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 1, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today it has entered into an Accelerated Share Repurchase agreement (ASR) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA to repurchase an aggregate of $250 million of the Company's common stock.  The ASR is part of the Company's existing...

ArthroCare® Receives FDA Clearance for SpeedLock® HIP Knotless Fixation Implant

February 28, 2013 4:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ArthroCare Corp., a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical products, has announced that it has received clearance from the FDA for its SpeedLock HIP Knotless Fixation implant. SpeedLock HIP is a PEEK (polyether-etherketone) implant that is indicated for soft tissue fixation to bone in the hip.

Top Snocross Racers Wear Breg Braces to Stay on the Track

February 28, 2013 11:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif. , Feb. 28, 2013 /- Breg, Inc. , a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, is proud to support snocross racers Ross Martin and Paul Bauerly . Martin is this year's X Games Silver Medalist and 2 nd ranked racer, and Bauerly is among the top 20 in the sport. Both athletes value wearing knee braces to help prevent injury.

ConforMIS sues Acacia Research over disingenuous access to confidential docs

February 28, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device maker ConforMIS filed a counter-suit against a patent holder and a patent management firm, claiming the pair used disingenuous means to acquire information in support of an infringement case against the company. ConforMIS claimed that Acacia Research accessed the company's online Surgeon Resource Center.

Amedica Expands Patent Portfolio with Proprietary Silicon Nitride Total Disc Implant to Treat Neck and Back Pain

February 28, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive medical device manufacturer, announced today that the company received a new patent for an artificial spinal disc implant based on its proprietary Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) ceramic material. Amedica's artificial spinal disc implant is unique in...

BioElectronics Expands Clinical Research

February 28, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation (OTC PINK: BIEL), the maker of consumer medical devices for pain and healing, announces the initiation of a series of new clinical trials. Hernia Study: Dr. Frederik Berrevoetk, Current President of the Belgian Section of Abdominal Wall Surgery at the University...

Premier Healthcare Alliance Doles Out Four New Contracts

February 27, 2013 3:09 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Group purchasing organization Premier Healthcare Alliance awarded 4 new contracts for regional anesthesia, surgical instruments, operating room lights and brooms and instrument containers to a bevy of medical device companies. All of the new deals became available to acute care and continuum care Premier members Feb. 1.

NuVasive Announces First Patients in Japan Treated With the XLIF(R) Surgical Technique

February 26, 2013 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is proud to announce that the very first eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF®) procedures were performed yesterday and today at two different...

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley Attorney Appointed to Plaintiff's Steering Committee for Stryker Hip Implant Litigation

February 26, 2013 2:15 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. , Feb. 26, 2013 /- South Florida law firm Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA ( Searcy Denney ) announced today that C. Calvin Warriner , a shareholder at the firm, was appointed to the newly established Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant Multi-County Litigation in New Jersey . Warrin...

University of Rhode Island Researchers Use Impulse C to FPGA to Help Amputees Sit, Stand and Climb Stairs with “Smart” Artificial Legs

February 26, 2013 1:59 pm | by Impulse Accelerated Technologies | News | Comments

URI and Impulse Accelerated Technologies (one of the project sponsors) publicized results from student research to improve the live-ability of artificial legs. In this research, students created a neurally controlled artificial leg that enabled users to command it wordlessly for common challenges.

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