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UPDATED: Stryker said to be interested in buying Smith & Nephew (once again)

The clock is about to strike 6 months since Stryker expressed interest in acquiring Smith & Nephew, only to be dissuaded by a rise in that company's stock price once news of the potential deal broke out. And so begins the speculation that Stryker will actually make a bid on the fellow orthopedics company this time around.

Stryker agrees to pay $1.43B to settle recalled hip implant lawsuits

Stryker has agreed to shell out at least $4.38 billion to settle more than 4,000 lawsuits alleging the medical device giant sold faulty metal hip implants that hurt patients. 

Stryker to repatriate $2B, ready for acquisitions in 2H15

Stryker took an earnings hit during the third quarter, in part to repatriate $2 billion in cash for acquisitions and to establish an EU regional headquarters in Amsterdam, where it has moved some intellectual property. The IP transfer is expected to reduce its effective tax rate from an expected 22% in 2014 to 20% next year.

Stealth surgical reconstruction startup Tela-Bio raises $45.4M

Tela Bio, a Pennsylvania-based surgical reconstruction startup in stealth mode, raised $45.4 million from 29 investors, according to an SEC filing.

NuVasive grabs spinal market share, beats Wall Street expectations and gains 10%

Spinal device specialist NuVasive said it's third in the spinal device market and is aiming now for second place along with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Wall Street ate up that news, along with an earnings beat and raised guidance, and chased the stock up 10% in early trading on June 30.

Stryker delivers positive Q2 numbers but stays mum on inversion

Stryker delivered positive second quarter numbers buoyed by acquisitions in domestic and foreign markets, but the company remains tepid on the subject of corporate inversions as a way to boost profit.

2013's 10 highest-paid Med Tech CEOs

With more M&A, product development and restructuring on the horizon, med tech CEOs have their work cut out for them in the coming year. But for now, here's the breakdown of what they took home in 2013.

Stryker to buy Small Bone Innovations for up to $375M

Stryker will add the world's only PMA-approved, cementless, three-piece total ankle replacement system to its portfolio with its acquisition of Pennsylvania's Small Bone Innovations for up to $375 million in cash, the company announced June 30.

Profits crashing for some med tech giants

Qmed  has put together the five biggest drops in profit for medtech companies in 2014, and it's not looking good for device giants so far this year.

Medtronic considers bid for Smith & Nephew amid building med dev merger mania

Already a global giant in medical devices, Medtronic is considering growing even larger with a possible bid for Smith & Nephew, which has been the subject of M&A talk for the past few weeks following reports Stryker would seek to buy the U.K. maker of hip and knee replacements.