Archive for ◊ September, 2010 ◊

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• Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Amedica Corporation is doubling the company’s distribution network with the acquisition U.S. Spine (USS) for an undisclosed amount of cash in a private transaction. The announcement by Amedica on September 21 stated that U.S. Spine has several technologies currently in the market that complement existing spinal implant and device product lines from Amedica. Some of […]

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• Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

In May 2009, Doug Kohrs, the President and CEO of Tornier, Inc. announced the first human implant of a shoulder arthroplasty prostheses using the company’s pyrocarbon technology. In early September 2010, Kohrs announced the first early clinical results of the first seven devices implanted between April 2009 and December 2009. Gilles Walch M.D., Director Centre […]

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• Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A company is taking 100 jobs out of Southwest Florida because of a recent decision by the local government. Last week, Collier commissioners refused to let taxpayers vote on the $130 million Jackson Labs project after local company Arthrex offered to foot the $300 thousand referendum bill.  Commissioner Tom Henning voted […]

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• Monday, September 20th, 2010

BeamOne of San Diego will open its new Pittsburgh medical device ebeam sterilization center this October with 30 new hires and more jobs in the future. The new 24,800 square-foot facility, located in Saxonburg, uses radiation created from high-energy, accelerated electrons as its sterilization source, a more sustainable way to protect medical devices compared to […]

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• Monday, September 20th, 2010

Representing the broadest range of medical technology for the interventional treatment of cardiovascular disease, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), announced its schedule of events for Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010, which takes place Sept. 21-25 in Washington, D.C. The conference will prominently feature new data on the Resolute drug-eluting stent (DES), including the primary endpoint of […]

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• Monday, September 20th, 2010

St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ) has made good on its plans to open a plant in the El Coyol Free Zone in Alajuela, Costa Rica, to make heart valves. The medical device company based in Little Canada, Minnesota, plans to invest an estimated $670 million in Costa Rica and employ up to 2,000 of […]

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• Monday, September 20th, 2010

Boston Scientific Corporation is to acquire Athmatx. Inc, from Synnyvale, California for an upfront payment of $193.5 million plus additional payments of up to $250 million. Boston Scientific says it has just signed a definitive merger agreement with Athmatx. Asthmatx designs, makes and sells a less-invasive, catheter-based bronchial thermoplasty procedure for persistentasthma treatment in patients […]

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• Monday, September 20th, 2010

Called iPASSAGE Retractor for Minimally Invasive Surgery, the iPASSAGE system is a tissue sparing retraction product that is touted for offering surgeons the ability to make smaller cuts, which of course means reduced recovery time, tissue damage and blood loss. Distributed through Integra’s Orthopedics division and thereafter Integra Spine, it joins a number of other […]

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• Monday, September 20th, 2010

There are no looms or coffee klatches involved in these weaving activities—just high-end medical equipment. Biomedical Structures LLC (BMS) has announced that it has expanded its textile engineering capabilities with a new purpose-built clean room for high-density weaving and advanced braiding infrastructure for polymer and wire materials. The company is also bringing on board new personnel […]

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• Monday, September 20th, 2010

Applied Spine Technologies, Inc’s. (AST) assets are for sale. Has FDA uncertainty claimed the scalp of another spine device company to go along with Disc Dynamics? The news of the sale came on September 13 with the announcement that the company has retained a broker to “solicit interest” for the acquisition of the company’s assets. […]