Thursday, July 24, 2014

No Settlement in Stryker, Biomet Lawsuit

No settlement will be allowed in a case of poaching that orthopedics rivals Biomet and Stryker are battling. A federal judge in Michigan shot down the settlement agreement on Tuesday, according to MassDevice.com.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stryker Appoints CEO Lobo As Chairman

Stryker Corp. ( SYK ) said Chief Executive Kevin A. Lobo has been appointed chairman of the medical-device maker's board, a move that comes roughly 21 months after he was promoted to the top executive post.The move is effective immediately. Nonexecutive Chairman William U. Parfet will

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. has obtained FDA Clearance for its FLXfit™, the world's first 3D expandable interbody cage

OR AKIVA, Israel, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgeries, is excited to announce that its FLXfit™, the world's first 3D expandable

Titan Spine Study Wins Whitecloud Award for Best Basic Research at IMAST 2014

MEQUON, WIS. — Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, today announced that a research paper which evaluated their surface technology was awarded the prestigious Whitecloud Award for Best Basic

Monday, July 21, 2014

California medical fraud included fake spinal screws, lawsuit alleges

Bribed surgeons implanted counterfeit spinal hardware into the backs of potentially thousands of patients as part of a vast scheme overseen by Michael D. Drobot, the former hospital executive who as part of a plea deal admitted to bribing indicted California state Sen. Ron Calderon, according to a new lawsuit.

Shareholder files suit against Medtronic

A shareholder’s lawsuit against Fridley-based Medtronic contends the proposed acquisition of Ireland-based Covidien will wrongly force longtime investors to suffer a near-term tax hit.In a lawsuit filed July 2 in Hennepin County District Court, shareholder Lewis Merenstein objects to the “reverse merger” structure of

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stryker Corp.'s Second-Quarter Earnings Edge Up

Stryker Corp.'s SYK -0.70% second-quarter earnings edged up narrowly on Thursday as an increase in expenses masked a 7% rise in sales.The results include charges for its ABG II hip implants and its Neptune Waste Management system recalls, which had driven down earnings sharply in the previous quarter.Meanwhile, the company adjusted its full-year projections.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

SpineGuard reports 1H 2014 revenues €2.1 million Company accelerates the development of its Smart Screw

PARIS and SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2014 – SpineGuard (FR0011464452 – ALSGD), an innovative company that designs, develops and markets disposable medical devices intended to make spine surgery safer, today announced its revenues for its first half through June 30, 2014.

Friday, July 18, 2014

What 3D Printing Means for Healthcare

Medical care might not be the most obvious place for 3D printing applications, but 3D-printed kidneys and 3D-printed prosthetic eyes say otherwise. 3D-printed plastics are being used for medical tools and devices, models for surgical training and even lightweight, cost-efficient implants and prosthetics.