MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The 1st payments for the 2.3% medical device tax which took effect this year are due at the end of the month, and the burden of those new fees will "absolutely, directly, negatively influence job growth," BioMimetic Therapeutics founder Sam Lynch told reporters.
Cook Medical touts FDA win for next-gen colonic stent
Cook Medical won FDA clearance for the latest of its Evolution line, the Colonic Controlled-Release stent.
Sorin Group (BIT:SRN) reported flat sales but strong profit growth for 2011, saying it raised earnings by 48.3% and revealing that the cardiac rhythm management slump has made its way across the pond.
The Italian medical device maker posted net income of €58.0 million (~$75.2 million) on sales of €743.4 million (~$963.4 million) for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. That compares with profits of €39.1 million (~$50.7 million) on sales of €745.8 million (~$966.5 million) during 2010.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — BioMimetic Therapeutics (NSDQ:BMTI) cut 25% of its workers in hopes of saving some cash in focusing on getting FDA pre-market approval for its Augment bone graft.
The federal watchdog agency’s advisory panel recommended approving the treatment in May 2011, after releasing a dim summary of the pre-market approval application that sunk BMTI shares by more than 35%.