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Feature Story:

Zimmer, Biomet, and Lima Mergers and Acquisitions in the European Orthopedic Market

On June 24th, 2015, the acquisition of Biomet by Zimmer Holdings was completed. The acquisition transaction was valued at approximately $14 billion, making it one of the largest acquisitions in the orthopedic market space. Read more on}
Orthopedics News:

Cranial Flap Fixation Device Market Set to Double in Value Lead by DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Biomet

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Arthroscopy & Soft Tissue
Orthopedic Biomaterials
Orthopedic Bracing
Orthopedic Reconstruction
Orthopedic Trauma
Soft Tissue Repair
Spinal Implants
Spinal MIS
Sports Medicine

  A new report suite by iData Research values the U.S. craniomaxillofacial and thoracic surgery device market at over $1.2 billion. The total cranial flap fixation market is being driven by the growing number of procedures requiring patient-specific implants. From 2014 to 2021, the patient-specific segment is projected to more than double in value. read more}

Diagnostics News:

Philips Introduces Lumify, the Cloud-Based Ultrasound App

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Medical Imaging
Ultrasound Imaging
X-Ray, Mammography and Contrast Agents
Magnetic Resonance, Computed Tomography and Nuclear Medicine
  Philips, one of the leading companies in medical diagnostic equipment, has announced its U.S. release of its first app-based ultrasound system, Lumify. Users of the Lumify app simply connect the Lumify transducer to their own compatible tablet using a micro-USB plug and use the tablet as the display and interface. read more}  
Cardiology News:

Volcano Therapeutics, St. Jude Medical Fractional Flow Reserve Guidewires Lead Fastest Growing U.S. Interventional Cardiology Market

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Cardiac Rhythm Management
Cardiac Surgery
Interventional Cardiology
Vascular Access

  New technologies like fractional flow reserve (FFR) guide-wires within the diagnostic coronary catheters and guide-wires market is one the fastest growing segments within the interventional cardiology market. Despite the adoption of alternative screening methods and limited unit sales due to a recent decrease in angioplasties, the rapidly growing adoption of FFR guide-wires has alleviated sales pressure significantly. read on MarketWatch}  
Dental News:

The Future of the Dental Lab Industry - The lure of offshore investments in China

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Dental Bone Graft Substitutes
Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM
Dental Implants
Dental Imaging
Dental Hygiene
Dental Materials
Dental Overdentures

  Dental Economics Chief Editor, Chris Salierno, DDS, interviewed Steven Pigliacelli, CDT, MDT, about three trends lab owners should worry about. In the past, it was always up to the dentist to make choices about how a practice and lab was run, but these days it seems that forces beyond a dentists control are dictating more for the industry. read more}  
Endoscopy News:

Ethicon Leading Laparoscopic Device Market due to High US Obesity Rates

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Endoscopic Devices
Gastrointestinal Devices
Video, Hi-Tech, and Image Guided Systems
Soft Tissue Repair
ENT and Bronchoscopic Devices
Canadian Endoscopy

  Various laparoscopic procedures in the U.S. continue to gain traction as an increasing number of surgeons continue to recommend this approach based on its notable clinical benefits. Many traditional surgeries are now often performed using laparoscopy rendering them more cosmetically beneficial to the patient. read more}  
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