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Stryker recalls 16,000+ orthopedic implants due to poor packaging integrity

Stryker is recalling 16,992 units of 5 orthopedic devices of the arm because their packaging might be compromised during transportation. Specifically, the packaging's sterile barrier might be affected by the problem, according to the FDA's recall database.

Stryker gets FDA nod to use Mako robot for total knee reconstruction

Stryker announced that is has received FDA clearance to use its Mako robotic surgery system during total knee construction procedures, as it seeks to capitalize on its $1.65 billion acquisition of Mako Surgical in 2013.

Stryker: M&A still top priority for cash, but spent only $92M in first half on acquisitions

Stryker reiterated that acquisitions are its top priority for cash. But so far during the first half of this year, the orthopedics giant has spent a mere $92 million of its cash on acquisitions--while accruing an additional $1.8 billion in cash to sit on a pile of a whopping $3.6 billion in cash at the end of last quarter.

Stryker to buy Turkish partner in its second hospital bed acquisition in 2015

Stryker has only disclosed plans for two acquisitions this year--both for private, international, hospital bed makers. The latest is an all-cash deal for Turkish hospital bed, stretcher and patient room furniture and accessory maker Muka, which is headquartered in Kayseri, Turkey.

Orthopedic implant makers fight India price law scope, but NPPA says the law wins

Price checks by India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority on certain orthopedic implants have once again raised hackles by companies concerned they are being swept up in a law that was not meant for their industry, Business Standard reports.

Former OtisMed CEO sentenced to two years in prison for shipping device after FDA rejected it

The former CEO of orthopedics company OtisMed, Charlie Chi, was sentenced to two years in prison. He will also face a year of supervised release and a $75,000 fine, all for distributing the OtisKnee cutting guide after the FDA denied its 510(k) application.

J&J, Stryker, Zimmer in line as India eyes price caps on orthopedic implants

India may soon make scuttlebutt on medical device price controls a reality, starting with orthopedic implants, the Times of India reports, as the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority asks Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer and Stryker to submit details of production and pricing of their products, including those for knee and hip.

Former Stryker R&D exec spins off new company with novel bone adhesive

New startup LaunchPad Medical has in-licensed a bone adhesive candidate from Stryker. The company is headed by a former R&D manager at Stryker, Brian Hess, who the company named Co-Innovator of the Year in 2010 for his work on this bone adhesive, Tetranite.

Med tech represents on Forbes' list of 400 richest

The device industry is the source of wealth for 10 of the people on Forbes' annual list of the 400 richest people in America.

Stryker gets FDA clearance to use Mako robot for hip replacement

Stryker announced FDA clearance to use the Mako robotic surgery system for total hip replacement, as well as the launch of a new bone matrix, and spine-stabilizing cervical plate at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.