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Smith & Nephew to Bring Robotic Navigation to JOURNEY UNI Knee Procedure

July 10, 2014 8:56 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, today announced a new commercial agreement with Blue Belt Technologies (BBT), makers of the Navio Orthopaedic Surgical System, the next generation of orthopaedic robotic surgical...

Advanced Wound Care Products Market Nears 19 Billion

June 26, 2014 2:14 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

According to Kalorama Information, the worldwide wound care market reached revenues of $18,851.0...

Smith & Nephew DYONICS PLAN Brings First-of-Its-Kind, Individualized Surgical Planning to Hip Arthroscopy

March 12, 2014 10:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, will launch its DYONICS PLAN Hip...

Smith & Nephew and OrthoSensor to co-market VERASENSE Sensor Assisted Surgery with JOURNEY II and LEGION Total Knee Replacements

March 10, 2014 10:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, and OrthoSensor, the leader in...

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Smith & Nephew to Buy ArthroCare in $1.5B Deal

February 3, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British medical technology company Smith & Nephew plans to buy U.S. medical device maker ArthroCare in a $1.5 billion deal that it says will strengthen its sports medicine business. Smith & Nephew said Monday it will pay $48.25 in...

Smith & Nephew Co-Sponsors Competition for Entrepreneurial Medical Device Companies

January 14, 2014 11:17 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, is proud to announce it will co-sponsor the 2014 Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center's New Venture Competition. Designed to showcase innovative ideas coming out...

Supremes deny Arthrex in $85M loss to Smith & Nephew

December 10, 2013 5:12 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to entertain an Arthrex appeal of its $85 million patent infringement loss to rival Smith & Nephew, following a lower court's reversal of the earlier ruling. Back in January the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

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Smith & Nephew buys Brazilian wound care distribution

November 27, 2013 8:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew said it acquired the Brazilian distribution of its wound care products from Politec Saúde for an undisclosed amount. The move is part of the British medical products conglomerate's move to expand its footprint in the BRIC nations...

Smith & Nephew wants San Diego Chargers team doctor's suit dismissed

September 13, 2013 11:11 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew wants a federal judge in California to toss a lawsuit filed by a doctor who blames a botched hip implantation on the British medical device company. Dr. David Chao sued Smith & Nephew in the U.S. District Court for Southern California, alleging that inadequate training and faulty surgical scissors for SNN's Birmingham Hip Resurfacing implant led to the botched surgery on Kathleen Adams in 2007.

Smith & Nephew’s DURAFIBER Ag Dressing Addresses Bacterial Contamination

September 13, 2013 10:56 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, announces the US introduction of DURAFIBER Ag antimicrobial gelling fiber dressing. This new offering in the DURAFIBER portfolio combines the highly absorbent, gelling fiber filler dressing with the benefits of silver (Ag).

Consumers Union Calls On Medical Device Makers to Provide Warranties for Hip & Knee Implants

September 10, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumers Union is pushing device makers to equip patients with warranties so they will have a better understanding of how long an implant is expected to last and a clear process to follow in the event that it fails prematurely.  Ultimately, warranties will encourage companies to make their devices safer and more durable, according to Consumers Union.

Smith & Nephew forges settlement in trade secrets lawsuit against staffing company

August 23, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Healthcare giant Smith & Nephew (FTSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) came to terms with former staffing services provider Northwest Ortho Plus, putting to bed a year-old trade secrets dispute. The original lawsuit, which accused Northwest of damaging Smith's goodwill and compromising valuable corporate information, was seeking $56 million in damages...

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Emerging Biologics: Breaking Down Barriers with Device Companies and the FDA

January 3, 2013 3:29 pm | by Christopher Velis | Articles | Comments

Medical devices and man-made materials have achieved major advances over recent decades. However, a new drumbeat is sounding in healthcare, as the steady growth in the use of biologics in medical procedures is gaining traction. Man-made materials will always have a place in the case of acute trauma, but biologics have the potential to take over as the most effective solution for degenerative conditions.

US Trauma Device Market to Show Moderate Growth Reaching Nearly $3.8 Billion by 2016

January 13, 2012 5:30 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the United States trauma device market, will grow at a steady pace through 2016. Pricing pressures from the increasing influence of group...

Bringing Sterilization Inside

December 7, 2004 4:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, a global provider of trauma and joint replacement systems for knees, hips, and shoulders, has begun to sterilize devices in-house.

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