Bluegrass Vascular Technologies said it named Gabriele Niederauer its new president & CEO, hard on the heels of a Series A funding round that brought in $4.5 million for its Surfacer central venous catheter.
Kauffman had been with the company since 2005 and was named vice-chairman in 2008. IsoRay is looking to fill the hole he left behind, but there are no immediate nominations or arrangements, according to an IsoRay regulatory filing.
Minnesota medical device maker Conventus Orthopaedics is swapping some executives, naming a new chief executive officer and new chief commercial officer in one fell swoop.
The orthopedics company appointed as its new CEO Paul Buckman, who brought with him years of medtech experience at companies including Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical. Buckman also co-founded ev3, which Covidien acquired in 2010 for $2.6 billion. Buckman has also served on Conventus’ board of directors since 2009.
Shares of orthopedic device makers are up this morning after bellwether Biomet Inc. reported preliminary sales numbers indicating 3.8% growth for its fiscal second quarter.
Orthopedic company Symmetry Medical (NYSE:SMA) signed a definitive agreement to acquire the surgical instrument business of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Codman & Shurtleff for $165 million cash.
Symmetry plans to integrate its current hospital direct business, Specialty Surgical Instrumentation, with Codman’s line of surgical instruments.
Shares of Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) slipped initially but have regained some of their value since more talk of a possible buyout surfaced in the U.K. last week.
The British orthopedics giant is up 2.7 percent on The Street today to $43.94 after flirting with a 52-week low Friday, Nov. 25. The stock has fared even worse in its home country following an "uninspiring" meeting with analysts last week.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Researchers unveiled the first prototype of a contact lens capable of displaying information updates that the wearer can see.
The concept device only displayed one pixel, but has applications in gaming, navigation and even health readings, according to researchers at the University of Washington in conjunction with Aalto University Finland.