Archive for ◊ December, 2011 ◊

• Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Cervista HTA (high […]

• Monday, December 19th, 2011

Sporting increased mobility and a low profile, Exactech’s new Gibralt Spinal System has gone to full market launch. The Gibralt is a comprehensive solution for posterior stabilization and an adjunct to fusion of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. The product features top loading polyaxial screws, hooks, offset connectors, and rod-to-rod connectors which can be […]

• Friday, December 16th, 2011

Medical device company TransEnterix has closed on $15 million in financing as the firm continues to build sales for its minimally invasive surgical system. “We have great plans and expectations for this financing,” CEO Todd Pope said in an e-mailed statement. “While I won’t go into detail now, I would emphasize that this financing was spearheaded by […]

• Friday, December 16th, 2011

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. may launch two “significant” new products at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) February 2012 annual meeting in San Francisco. That’s what Mizuho Securities Analyst Mike Matson wrote to investors on December 9. Matson said the products would include a new knee to replace the company’s “aging” NexGen knee and vitamin […]

• Thursday, December 15th, 2011

TOKYO & BOTHELL, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (TSE: 4901, hereinafter: Fujifilm), a diversified technology company that operates in healthcare, highly functional materials, and document solutions, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with SonoSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONO, hereinafter: SonoSite), a pioneer and leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound technology, pursuant to […]

• Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. says it has a new hip stem technology now available in the U.S. that enables surgeons to “better match patients’ individual anatomies” with modular neck options designed for independent, intraoperative adjustments. The CLS Brevius Hip Stem with Kinectiv Technology is based on the Zimmer CLS Spotorno Stem, which has been in use […]

• Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) laid off 80 employees following the merger of its Andover, Mass.-based endoscopy unit and its Memphis, Tenn.-based orthopedic reconstruction unit, according to a report in the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The British orthopedic giant announced that it would combine the two units in July, alongside the resignation of Memphis-based orthopaedic reconstruction president Joseph […]

• Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Don O’Hearn is K2M, Inc.’s new Senior Vice President of Sales in the Americas. The company announcement on December 13 stated that the appointment of O’Hearn is “an important milestone in the company’s strategic plan to become a global leader in the spine market. With O’Hearn’s 20 years of medical industry expertise, K2M’s President and […]