Colfax Corp.’s DJO today said it has acquired MedShape for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition expands DJO’s foot and ankle business as MedShape develops a superelastic nickel-titanium shape memory alloy, as well as shape memory polymer technologies. Other technologies in the deal include devices for fracture fixation, joint fusion and soft tissue injury repair that […]
MedShape this week announced that it has appointed Greg Berlet as chief medical officer. Berlet will be responsible for new clinically-focused initiatives to advance the knowledge and use of active, adaptive healing approaches for orthopedic surgeons to improve patient outcomes. “MedShape is changing the paradigm for how fusion is addressed in foot & ankle orthopedics […]
MedShape (Atlanta) recently announced the full commercial launch of its DynaClip Forte bone fixation system, which boasts a four-leg inline design and superelastic nitinol technology. MedShape designed the DynaClip Forte to meet the needs of certain high load-bearing applications. It comes. It joins the DynaClip bone fixation system that has already been commercially available. “Working […]
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) robots won two of the three gold awards in the medical and health category at this year’s IDSA International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The strong showing of robotic systems at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s IDEA ceremony, held last night in Chicago, are but another sign that robot-assisted surgery is a hot area […]
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 […]
MedShape said today it inked a deal to divest its ExoShape ACL fixation system properties to ConMed (NSDQ:CNMD) for an undisclosed amount. The deal, which closed on Monday, includes Atlanta-based MedShape’s ExoShape femoral and tibial soft tissue fasteners designed to fixate soft tissue grafts in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery. “The ExoShape system has represented a […]
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) subsidiary Cayenne Medical buried the hatchet with MedShape after a patent review board found the terms of its soft tissue anchor patent to be “indefinite.” Cayenne sued MedShape in 2014, alleging infringement by MedShape’s ExoShape device of 2 of its patents covering the AperFix soft tissue anchor. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Arizona, […]
Cayenne Medical filed a lawsuit against rival MedShape Inc., alleging infringement of 2 of its patents covering its AperFix soft tissue anchor by MedShape’s ExoShape device.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Arizona, alleges that MedShape hired former Cayenne salespeople with knowledge of the 2 patents at issue, which cover Cayenne’s AperFix device.
MedShape said it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its ExoShape femoral soft tissue fastener, a shape memory polymer device used in knee reconstruction procedures.
The Atlanta-based medical device company touts the ExoShape implant, for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgeries, as "the only femoral fixation device fabricated completely out of PEEK Altera polymer," according to a press release.
MedShape Inc. said it raised $11 million to advance its pipeline of shape memory devices.
The Atlanta-based medical device company said the proceeds will go toward "further development and commercialization of pipeline products," including the launch of its Eclipse soft tissue anchor.
That device won 510(k) clearance from the FDA in March.