Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) agreed to bury the hatchet in a lawsuit Stryker brought accusing its orthopedics rival of poaching sales reps. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker sued Zimmer Biomet in March in the U.S. District Court for Southern Texas, alleging “concerted and deliberate unfair competition, improper use of Stryker’s confidential and trade secret information, and improper solicitations of Stryker’s customers and […]
The U.S. Justice Dept. reportedly closed its probe into alleged witness tampering in a bellwether trial over the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics. In October a federal judge in Texas took the unusual step of asking federal prosecutors and the FBI to probe the possible witness tampering. Mark Lanier, lead attorney […]
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) yesterday sued Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and a former Globus engineer, alleging that she took proprietary trade secrets with her when she took a new job at Stryker earlier this month. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey, alleges that Madeline Davis broke her non-compete and non-disclosure pacts with Globus when […]
Flexion Therapeutics (NSDQ:FLXN) today launched its Zilretta therapy designed to help patients manage pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. The Burlington, Mass.-based company’s extended-release intra-articular injection combines a commonly administered, short-acting corticosteroid with a polylactic-co-glycolic acid matrix using Flexion’s microsphere technology. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN) announced today the U.S. launch of its Enbrel Mini single-dose prefilled cartridges, which are delivered using a reusable AutoTouch auto-injector. The drug-device combination was designed with a needle that stays hidden during injection and a sensor to detect placement on the skin. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
A Dallas federal jury this week ruled that Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and its DePuy Orthopaedics must pay $247 million to six patients claiming to be injured by its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants, according to a Reuters report. The jury ruled that the controversial metal-on-metal hip implants were defectively designed and that patients did not receive […]
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today released results from a trial of its Allevyn Life multi-layer polyurethane dressing used in treating elderly patinets with hip fractures, touting reduced onset of pressure ulcers. Results from the trial were presented at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel annual meeting this year, the company said. Data in the trial came […]
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said yesterday it launched a bi-cruciate retaining total knee replacement application for its Navio handheld robot-assisted platform. With the launch, the UK-based orthopedics giant will now offer both partial and total knee options for the Navio, including what it touts as the 1st and only robotics-assisted bi-cruciate retaining knee procedure commercially available. […]
MedShape said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its DynaNail XL TTC fusion system designed for tibiotalocalcaneal fusion surgery. The DynaNail XL TTC system is designed to better accommodate patients with longer tibial anatomies and treat tibial fractures, the Atlanta-based company said. The system is available in 260 mm and 300 mm lengths and includes […]
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes can’t stop a former sales rep from working for an Arthrex distributor in Idaho, a federal judge ruled last week. DePuy hired Richard “Jake” Williams in June 2015 to rep its orthopedic implants in Boise and had him sign employee secrecy, intellectual property, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements barring him from […]
Medacta said today it won FDA clearance for its 3DMetal tibial cones designed for knee revision surgery. The first procedures with the device were recently performed by Dr. Kevin Hardt and device designer Dr. David Manning of Chicago’s Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Dr. Dragan Jeremic of Brakel, Germany’s St. Vincenz Krankenhaus, the Switzerland-based […]