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Tweet Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Exactech Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Thursday morning. According to Zacks, “Exactech, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets and distributes and sells orthopedic implant devices, related surgical instrumentation and biologic services to hospitals and physicians in the United States and internationally. Its principal products include its knee and hip replacement systems. Exactech, Inc. is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. “ Exactech (NASDAQ:EXAC) traded up 3.97% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $23.55.

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Implant manufacturer receives Health Canada Medical Device License on minimally invasive implant for spinal surgery Overland Park, Kan. (PRWEB) October 26, 2016 Spinal Simplicity, a medical device company based in Overland Park, Kan., that develops innovative solutions to treat complex surgical problems recently announced that it has received a Health Canada Medical Device License for its Minuteman® G3 and HA G3 spinal implants. Todd Moseley, Co-Founder and CEO of Spinal Simplicity, stated “I am pleased to announce that our flagship products, the Minuteman G3 MIS Fusion Plate and the HA Minuteman G3 MIS Fusion Plate, have received a Class 3 license from Health Canada.

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BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyber Medical, a privately held company focused on developing innovative medical devices for private label opportunities and advancing the science of bioengineered surfaces, announces the full commercial launch of their lateral access system, 2nd Generation lateral PEEK/titanium composite interbody and lateral plating system. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160824/400930LOGO Tyber Medical is excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive and cohesive lateral system. The Tyber Medical lateral access retractor, which is critical to a successful procedure, utilizes a popular 3 blade design and capitalizes on current levels of surgeon training and expertise. The approach and disc preparatory instruments are heavy on surgeon input, were designed for multiple levels including the difficult to access L4/L5, and have been tested against the best in the field.

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DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Hearing Aid Market (Devices & Cochlear Implants): Industry Analysis & Outlook (2016-2020)" report to their offering. Hearing aid market is an emerging healthcare market due to introduction of various innovations and dynamics. Hearing aid helps the people to increase their hearing capability who are suffering from loss of hearing. The hearing aids are sold through multiple channels such as company-owned stores, hearing aid clinics, big box retailers, and through government agencies. The global hearing aid market is segmented into hearing aid, implants and diagnostics.

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Medical devices industry and trade have been thriving in India with no regulatory control for a very long time despite the demand for these products has been steadily growing over the years. The main beneficiary of this industrial environment continues to be the multinational companies who dominate 80 per cent of the domestic market on their own terms. Although these are life saving products as medicines, the government never thought of bringing any quality monitoring and price control on these products for a long time leading to free marketing of these products at very high prices. The first initiative to bring a control on these products was 6 years ago, when the government classified 14 medical devices like cardiac stents, drug eluting stents, orthopaedic implants, etc.

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MDBR Staff WriterPublished 26 October 2016 Pinnacle Spine Group has introduced its InFill V2 lateral interbody device for use in lumbar spinal fusion surgeries. The new lateral interbody device features single graft chamber and load-bearing surface area, which enables to restore and maintain disc height and facilitates the formation of a fusion column. The V2 lateral implants include an expanded size matrix and wide range of lordotic options. Pinnacle Spine president Zach Sowell said: "Science has shown that in many unilateral posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedures, less than 50 percent of the disc area is actually grafted. "Creating a greater opportunity to fill the biologic void is exactly why we developed the only patented Interbody Fusion System designed to deliver optimized graft-to-endplate contact.

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Here are four key notes: 1. The TiLock Cortical Spinal System provides midline screw placement with a lateral trajectory. 2. The system's tapered, self-drilling component transitions into a corticocancellous thread form for maximum fixation in bone. 3. Additionally, the system's tulip head profile provides for screw placement with nominal bony removal, subduing the risk of adjacent facet encroachment. 4. Genesys Spine will showcase the TiLock Cortical Spinal System at the North American Spine Society annual meeting in Boston on Oct.

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Here are five highlights: 1. A muscle-splitting system, the Katana Lateral System is intended to avoid challenges associated with MIS lateral surgery. 2. With the system, a surgeon utilizes a posterior-forward approach accessing in the plane of the muscle, avoiding muscle entrapment. 3. The system also aims to avoid nerve compression complications. 4. The Katana Lateral System includes implants featuring Spinal Elements' Ti-Bone titanium surface technology, which offers radioulucent properties. This feature allows intraoperative monitoring of implant position and postoperative assessment of fusion progress.

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Hensler Surgical Products will soon launch its Hensler Bone Collector. SpineGuard launched the next-generation PediGuard "Threaded" device. Titan Spine expanded its commercial launch of the nanoLOCK surface technology throughout the nation. Stryker's spine division unveiled its LITe BIO Delivery System. Amendia introduced its Syzygy Stabilization System, a spondylolisthesis reduction system, for commercial launch. Zimmer Biomet launched Vanguard Individualized Design, a new total knee arthroplasty implant. Spine Wave commercially launched its Velocity L Expandable Interbody Device and XLR II Lateral Access System.

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Factors such as growing number of hospitals, increasing prevalence of lifestyle diseases and aging population are driving the global hospital equipment and supplies market. This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/18/2016 -- Medical equipment market includes various segments such as orthopaedic implants and prosthetics, cardiovascular devices, neurovascular devices, general equipment & supplies, patient monitoring equipment, ophthalmic devices, in vitro diagnostics equipment and others. Hospital equipments and supplies refer to the medical devices that are used in hospitals. Hospital equipment and supplies market is growing at a significant rate due to increase in the hospital number, rise in aging population and growing awareness about hospital acquired infections (HAIs).

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