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Articles written by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer

In2Bones: 4Q18 Product Launches Focus on Fracture Repair, Foot Deformities

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Dec 2018

These three products include a transparent PEEK implant for pediatric and adult flat foot deformity; titanium-alloy bone plates, also featuring a transparent PEEK hub and a plating system for ankle fracture repair/ osteotomies. ... Read more »

DePuy Synthes: A Look at PUREVUE and 2018 Product Launches

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Dec 2018

The PUREVUE™ Visualization imaging platform, now available globally, has application in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. We also recap the company’s product launches in arthroscopy/soft tissue, joint replacement, spine and trauma. ... Read more »

Cobalt Chrome Additive Total Knee Successfully Tested by Italian Startup

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Dec 2018

Rejoint's EBM additively-manufactured cobalt chrome YourKnee™ —which utilizes pre- and intra-op computer assisted technology, wearables, artificial intelligence and surgical simulation— achieved a first complete mechanical test. First surgery is slated for 1Q19 in Italy. Limited launch is ... Read more »

Precision OS: Using Virtual Reality for Surgeon Education, Pre-Operative Planning

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Nov 2018

“VR’s ability to offer a safe environment to make mistakes is valuable in providing surgeons with building blocks on which to learn,” said Dr. Danny P. Goel, CEO. “Our technology goes beyond the technical steps of a procedure, through the enhancement of skills necessary to impact patien ... Read more »

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Launches Shoulder and Elbow Registry

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Nov 2018

At launch, this AAOS registry will collect total shoulder arthroplasty procedures data. Rotator cuff repair and total elbow arthroplasty will follow in 2019. ... Read more »

DePuy Synthes to Co-Promote Ortho Development’s KASM Knee Spacer

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Oct 2018

The post-replacement device to treat infection complements DePuy Synthes’ rollout of its recently launched ATTUNE Revision knee. This strategic agreement is exclusive to the U.S. and will begin in the latter part of 2018. ... Read more »

Zimmer Biomet, Apple Collaboration Latest Example of Industry Focus on Digital Health

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Oct 2018

We believe this announcement, along with the products already on the market and FDA’s commitment to a streamlined regulatory pathway, is indicative of forthcoming multi-industry digital health collaborations and products that will impact orthopaedics. ... Read more »

Orthobiologics for Fracture Repair, Knee Cartilage Defects: 3Q18 Study Highlights

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Oct 2018

Bone Therapeutics (ALLOB® allogeneic bone cell therapy) and Histogenics (NeoCart® tissue-engineered knee implant) are two of the five companies we tracked that announced completed studies in the last three months. ... Read more »

b-ONE Ortho Gains FDA 510(k) Clearance for Total Hip

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Sep 2018

The b-ONE™ cementless total hip system is the company’s first product following a US $20.0MM round of Series A financing. ... Read more »

Wright Medical’s Acquisition of Cartiva Offers Boost for Lower Extremity Business

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Sep 2018

Cartiva’s Synthetic Cartilage Implant is used to treat arthritis in the great toe. Wright’s $435MM purchase of the technology (expected to close in 4Q18) enhances its position in the space by providing access to what company leadership described as a ~$420MM addressable market. ... Read more »

Stryker Moves to Strengthen Spine Business with $1.4 Billion Purchase of K2M

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Sep 2018

K2M’s innovative technology platform will add a suite of complex spine solutions to Stryker’s core spine portfolio; K2M’s consistent support of additive manufacturing of devices could also benefit Stryker’s long-term growth. ... Read more »

First Two United States Patients Receive CartiHeal’s Agili-C Implants

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Aug 2018

The Israeli startup develops implants to treat cartilage and osteochondral defects in traumatic and osteoarthritic joints; to date, 80 patients in Europe and Israel have been treated in the pivotal Agili-C IDE study. ... Read more »

Ortho Development Announces First Surgery Using Balanced Knee System in China

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Aug 2018

The company’s BKS features implants and instrumentation that address primary and revision procedures. A patented locking mechanism is designed to minimize micro-motion between the plastic tibial insert and titanium tibial baseplates. ... Read more »

HAPPE Spine Latest Company to Manufacture PEEK Devices in Novel Ways

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Aug 2018

The company was formed by Genesis Innovation Group with investments from cultivate(MD) Capital Funds I and II, and is based on the work of Ryan K. Roeder, Ph.D., and researchers from the University of Notre Dame that began over 10 years ago. ... Read more »

Cerapedics Enrolls Patients in P-15L Peptide-Enhanced Bone Graft IDE Trial

by Julie A. Vetalice & Rob Meyer | Aug 2018

P-15L graft, a substitute for autologous bone, is based on synthetic small peptide technology and was developed to spur bone growth via cell attraction, attachment and activation. Cerapedics has enrolled the first of 364 patients in this IDE clinical trial. ... Read more »