GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (PRWEB) AUGUST 30, 2018
The SPHYNX™ is the ideal complement to Eden Spine proprietary, expandable titanium vertebral body replacement implant with rotatable endplates, the GIZA™ which provides multiple angulation options by simple endplates rotation. The GIZA™ is intended to replace and fuse a collapsed, damaged, or unstable vertebral body due to a tumor or a fracture.
Made of titanium, the low profile SPHYNX™ is to be implanted via the antero-lateral approach for the treatment of thoraco-lumbar instabilities. Indications include spinal fractures, vertebral tumors, secondary instabilities of the thoracic and thoraco-lumbar spine, and any other indication requiring an anterior stabilization low profile.
“The SPHYNX™ is the latest innovation coming from our R&D department in Geneva, Switzerland,” says Ben Mokhtar, President of Eden Spine Europe, SA. “Our goal was to develop a technology that was simple to use, intuitive, and worked with the anatomy. To achieve that goal we have developed a cutting edge integrated locking system, minimized the thickness of the implant in an effort to respect the surrounding tissues, and maximized the range of precurved plates, to provide optimal adaptation to patient’s anatomy.” The SPHYNX™ was granted CE Mark approval in 2016. ------- About Eden Spine Europe SA: Eden Spine is a privately held, technology driven spinal organization based in Switzerland since 2005. The company distributes a range of innovative spinal technologies in the United States and abroad. Eden Spine patented portfolio is composed of a mix of fusion and non-fusion technologies.
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LEESBURG, Va., Aug. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTWO) (the "Company" or "K2M"), a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance™, today announced a definitive merger agreement with Stryker Corporation ("Stryker", NYSE:SYK) pursuant to which Stryker has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of K2M in an all cash transaction for $27.50 per share, or a total equity value of approximately $1.4 billion. The purchase price represents a 27% premium over K2M's average closing price during the 90 trading days ended August 29, 2018. Upon completion of the proposed transaction, K2M will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker Corporation. Post-closing, K2M's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Eric D. Major is expected to be appointed as the President of Stryker's Spine division. "Joining Stryker will be a very exciting next chapter for our global team and surgeon customers around the world," said Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of K2M, Eric D. Major. "Stryker's established leadership in the orthopedic and neurosurgical market, combined with K2M's culture of innovation and leadership in complex spine and minimally invasive solutions, represent a powerful opportunity for Stryker to strengthen its leadership in the $10 billion global spine market". "This acquisition underscores our commitment to the spinal market, which is the largest segment of Orthopaedics with significant unmet needs," stated Kevin A. Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stryker. "We believe K2M will significantly enhance our presence with surgeons, patients and employees in both the spine and related neurotechnology markets." The proposed transaction is expected to close late in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by K2M's stockholders and the receipt of certain regulatory approvals. The proposed transaction has been approved by the Board of Directors of both companies and is not subject to any financing condition. In connection with this transaction, Piper Jaffray & Co. is acting as financial advisor and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is acting as legal advisor to K2M. About K2M Group Holdings, Inc. K2M Group Holdings, Inc. is a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance. Since its inception, K2M has designed, developed, and commercialized innovative complex spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques used by spine surgeons to treat some of the most complicated spinal pathologies. K2M has leveraged these core competencies into Balance ACS, a platform of products, services, and research to help surgeons achieve three-dimensional spinal balance across the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes, with the goal of supporting the full continuum of care to facilitate quality patient outcomes. The Balance ACS platform, in combination with the Company's technologies, techniques and leadership in the 3D-printing of spinal devices, enables K2M to compete favorably in the global spine surgery market. For more information, visit www.K2M.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. About Stryker Corporation Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. 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INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF K2M ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Any definitive proxy statement(s) (if and when available) will be mailed to stockholders of K2M. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents (if and when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by K2M through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by K2M will be available free of charge on K2M's internet website at www.k2m.com or upon written request to: Secretary, K2M Group Holdings, Inc., 600 Hope Parkway, SE, Leesburg, Virginia 20175, or by telephone at (703) 777-3155. Participants in Solicitation K2M, its directors and certain of its executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in such solicitation in connection with the proposed merger will be set forth in the proxy statement if and when it is filed with the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of K2M is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on March 1, 2018, its proxy statement for its 2018 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 20, 2018, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018, which were filed with the SEC on May 2, 2018 and August 2, 2018, respectively, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K or Form 8-K/A, which were filed with the SEC on January 8, 2018, January 9, 2018, February 28, 2018, March 29, 2018, May 1, 2018, June 11, 2018, June 14, 2018, June 18, 2018 and August 1, 2018. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. 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Investor Contact: Westwicke Partners on behalf of K2M Group Holdings, Inc.Mike Piccinino, CFA 443-213-0500 K2M@westwicke.comRead More
Sports Medicine Market USD 9,655.6 Mn Revenue Expected by 2023 | Increasing Awareness on Sports Injury to Drive Bright Future
Pune, India, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Market Research Future® has recently published its Premium Report on Global Sports Medicine Market which reveals that the sports medicine market is projected to grow at a promising CAGR of 8.9% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2023. Sports medicine is a necessary part of the sports and athletics sector due to its use in ensuring sportspeople and athletes are in the right physical condition to perform. The global sports medicine market is expected to reach an estimated USD 9,655.6 Mn by the end of 2023. Global and regional sporting & athletic events have become highly commonplace with thousands of individuals participating in some capacity or the other. Recreational sports are often part of most curriculums in schools where participation is highly encouraged. Injuries in the line of extensive physical activities are inevitable. The global population is at an all-time high, and as such, growing incidences of sports injuries have been recorded which has increased the demand for sports medicine. Moreover, in response to rising sports-related injuries, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of sports medicine associations, thus driving market growth. Increasing awareness with regards to sports medicine as a niche part of the healthcare sector and rapid technological advancements in the healthcare sector is expected to be some other important drivers of the market. High costs associated with sports medicine and unfavorable reimbursement policies are expected to hinder market growth. Lack of skilled professionals in sports medicine for the treatment of pediatric sports injuries is expected to pose a challenge to market growth. However, with growing awareness, the market represents untapped opportunities which are likely to expand the market, particularly in pediatric sports medicine in the coming years. Get Exclusive Sample Report of Sports Medicine Market Report Enabled with Top 10 Players Geographical Overview and Respective Tables and Figures at https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/sample_request/3503 Key Players Overview Mentioned MRFR has analyzed the competitive landscape of the global sports medicine market to reveal the various strategies employed by leading market players. Spreading awareness, the establishment of new sports medicine centers, and investments in research & development are some of the market strategies prominent players employ. Market players of note that have been included in the report are Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet, CONMED Corporation, Arthrex Inc., GE Healthcare, DePuy Synthes, and others. Latest Industry News
- The U.S based BWHealth, a sports injury prevention and treatment organization has received investments of USD 600,000 toward the scaling of its newest line of injury prevention products.
- Stryker has acquired MITA LLC, a startup set up with the intention to offer a post free hip distraction system. The novel system carries great potential in sports medicine market.
Market Research Future (MRFR), enable customers to unravel the complexity of various industries through Cooked Research Report (CRR), Half-Cooked Research Reports (HCRR), Raw Research Reports (3R), Continuous-Feed Research (CFR), and Market Research & Consulting Services.
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SeaSpine to Participate in the 13th Annual Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference (corrected time)
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SPNE), a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, announced today the Company plans to participate in the 13th Annual Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 9:05 am ET. A live webcast of the presentation will be available online from the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at www.seaspine.com. A replay will remain available on the website for 30 days after the webcast. About SeaSpine SeaSpine (www.seaspine.com) is a global medical technology company focused on the design, development and commercialization of surgical solutions for the treatment of patients suffering from spinal disorders. SeaSpine has a comprehensive portfolio of orthobiologics and spinal implants solutions to meet the varying combinations of products that neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons need to perform fusion procedures on the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. SeaSpine’s orthobiologics products consist of a broad range of advanced and traditional bone graft substitutes that are designed to improve bone fusion rates following a wide range of orthopedic surgeries, including spine, hip, and extremities procedures. SeaSpine’s spinal implants portfolio consists of an extensive line of products to facilitate spinal fusion in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), complex spine, deformity and degenerative procedures. Expertise in both orthobiologic sciences and spinal implants product development allows SeaSpine to offer its surgeon customers a differentiated portfolio and a complete procedural solution to meet their fusion requirements. SeaSpine currently markets its products in the United States and in over 30 countries worldwide.
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AUDUBON, Pa., Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal solutions company, will feature its ExcelsiusGPS® revolutionary robotic guidance and navigation system along with its latest advancements in expandable interbody technology at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) Annual Forum being held September 6-8, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. As part of the Forum’s scientific agenda, two clinical studies will be presented highlighting Globus Medical’s expandable lateral interbody spacer technology designed to restore disc height, increase lordosis, and reduce subsidence compared to traditional static spacers. The company will also host an ExcelsiusGPS® workshop presented by Dr. Sabino D’Agostino, a neurosurgeon from South Carolina, who will discuss his transition to the ExcelsiusGPS® platform and the impact it has had on his minimally invasive spine surgery procedures. “As leaders in the musculoskeletal device industry, we are committed to supporting research, education, and development of medical advancements through minimally invasive spine surgery,” said Andrew Iott, Senior Vice President, Global Product Development. “We are proud to be a sponsor of SMISS and are excited to showcase our state-of-the-art ExcelsiusGPS® robotic system and best-in-class platform of innovative expandable implants for MIS spine surgery.” Globus welcomes SMISS attendees to clinical presentations and workshops on Friday, September 7.
|7:30am: Pompeian III/IV ExcelsiusGPS® First Clinical Experience Sabino D’Agostino, MD; Charleston Brain and Spine, Charleston, SC 11:05am: Florentine Ballroom A Clinical Study to Evaluate Static versus Expandable Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Devices: With One-year Follow-up Richard Frisch, MD; Southeastern Spine Institute, Mount Pleasant, SC 11:17am: Florentine Ballroom Do Expandable Cages Lead to a Higher Incidence of Subsidence? Two-year Follow-up of Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusions Dan Cohen, MD; Spine Care Institute of Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL|
Nanovis Announces Successful Completion of $5.5 Million Investment Round To Fund Technology-Driven Growth
CARMEL, IND. (PRWEB) AUGUST 28, 2018
Nanovis, an innovative and fast-growing technology company selling nano-technology enhanced spinal implants, announced today the successful completion of a $5.5 million funding round managed by Commenda Securities. Key investors include Elevate Ventures, 1st Source Capital Corporation, Purdue’s Foundry Investment Fund, Commenda Capital, and Ellipsis Ventures.
“Our investment in Nanovis is consistent with our mission to support the ongoing development and success of entrepreneurial businesses across Indiana. This latest round of funding will provide Nanovis the growth capital they need as a high-performing, high-growth business,” says Elevate Ventures CEO Chris LaMothe.
Nanovis will use the funds to meet increased working capital and sales needs from surging demand from surgeons and distributors for Nanovis’ nanotechnology enhanced spinal implants.
“Investors recognized that Nanovis’ technology portfolio offers interbodies with the best combination of a deeply porous bone interface scaffold with a tailored nanotube surface and bridging bone visualization. Nanovis’ nanotube surface is the only nanotechnology in the spine market with which scientists can customize and control the spacing of the nanofeatures,” says Nanovis CEO Matt Hedrick. “Appropriate nanofeature design and control is important in optimizing bone growth. As a result, our distribution partners are already seeing rapid sales growth and hospital approvals for Nanovis' FortiCore interbodies. In addition, we are receiving strong interest from surgeons in participating in our nanotube enhanced FortiCore interbody launch.”
Nanovis invents, acquires, and commercializes technologies that offer meaningfully superior implants to reduce fixation and infection related complications. Surgeons seeking for the best outcomes for their patients by utilizing the leading-edge nanotechnology, now have the option with Nanovis implants.
Nanovis’ nanotube enhanced FortiCore interbodies have deeply porous interconnected titanium scaffolds enhanced with a carefully designed nanotube surface and intermolded with a PEEK core, giving surgeons the most advanced interbody fixation technology with very good bridging bone imaging.
For more information about how to help patients, or better serve surgeons with Nanovis’ nanotechnologies, please visit us during the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2018 meeting September 26-29 in Los Angeles at Booth #2260 or call 1-317-507-1058.
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About Elevate Ventures Elevate Ventures is a private venture development organization that nurtures and develops emerging and existing high-growth businesses into high-performing, Indiana-based companies. Elevate Ventures accomplishes this by providing access to capital, rigorous business analysis and robust advisory services that connect companies with the right mix of resources businesses need to succeed long-term. Learn more about Elevate Ventures at http://www.elevateventures.com.
About 1st Source Capital Corp. The venture capital arm of South Bend, IN-based 1st Source Bank, invests in growing companies that have the ability to impact our local communities. The Bank’s parent company, 1st Source Corporation, has assets of $5.2 billion and is the largest locally controlled financial institution in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area. For more information, visit http://www.1stsource.com.
About Nanovis Nanovis’ mission is to develop science-enhanced, life-improving technologies targeted at tissue fixation and infection. The Company maintains a technology portfolio intended to fuel 10 years of growth. Focused on aggressive, sustainable growth in the Spine market, Nanovis is commercializing science-driven platforms: the deeply porous scaffold currently available with the FortiCore® line of interbody fusion devices; an advanced nanotube-surface technology; and surface technologies with anti-colonization and bactericidal capabilities.Read More
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ:WMGI) today announced the pricing of its previously announced registered underwritten public offering of 18,248,932 of its ordinary shares at an initial price to the public of $24.60 per share. The net proceeds to Wright from the offering, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses, are expected to be $423 million. The offering is expected to close on or about August 30, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. J.P. Morgan is acting as sole underwriter for the offering. Wright intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund the purchase price of the previously announced pending acquisition (Acquisition) of Cartiva, Inc., as well as costs and expenses related thereto. The offering is not contingent on the closing of the Acquisition. If for any reason the Acquisition does not close, Wright intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes. An automatic shelf registration statement relating to the ordinary shares offered in the public offering described above was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 4, 2016 and was effective upon filing. The securities may be offered only by means of a written prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering have been filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will be filed with the SEC and will be available on its website. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may also be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About Wright Medical Group N.V. Wright Medical Group N.V. is a global medical device company focused on extremities and biologics products. The company is committed to delivering innovative, value-added solutions improving the quality of life for patients worldwide. Wright is a recognized leader of surgical solutions for the upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand), lower extremities (foot and ankle) and biologics markets, three of the fastest growing segments in orthopaedics. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include those regarding our expectations related to the offering discussed in this press release. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Each forward-looking statement contained in this release is subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from the company’s current expectations. Applicable risks and uncertainties include, among others, the inability of the company to complete the anticipated sale of equity securities or the acquisition of Cartiva, Inc., or a delay in closing of the same. These and other risks are described under the caption “Risk Factors” in Wright’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed by Wright with the SEC on February 28, 2018, and subsequent SEC filings by Wright, including, without limitation, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended April 1, 2018 and July 1, 2018. Investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. Investors are encouraged to read Wright’s filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date of this release, and Wright undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of these statements. Investors & Media: Julie D. Dewey Sr. Vice President, Chief Communications Officer Wright Medical Group N.V. (901) 290-5817 email@example.comRead More
Ceterix Orthopaedics Announces FDA Clearance of New Suture Cartridge, Providing Increased Flexibility and Enhanced Options for Surgeons
August 28, 2018
Contactsfor Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc. Durae Hardy Durae@healthandcommerce.com
August 28, 2018
ContactsRusso Partners LLC for SpinalCyte, LLC David Schull, 858-717-2310 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ned Berkowitz, 646-942-5629 email@example.com
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