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april

04/21/2017

Stryker's Spine Division to Feature Comprehensive Product Portfolio at AANS 2017 Conference

Stryker’s Spine division will exhibit its comprehensive suite of spinal products at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting, April 22–26, 2017, at the Los Angeles Convention Center (booth No. 1301).

04/19/2017

Physio-Control Launches HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 360P Automated External Defibrillator in United States

Small, Lightweight, Automated AED Offers Innovation and Value Advantages. Physio-Control announced that the company’s HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 360P (SAM 360P) fully automatic external defibrillator (AED) is now available for sale in the United States, having received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Premarket Approval (PMA). As part of our diverse portfolio of AED offerings, the SAM 360P is an intuitive, compact and cost-effective device that assists caregivers – whether at a business, care facility, or a public place – in delivering potentially lifesaving defibrillation in cases of sudden cardiac arrest.

march

03/30/2017

Annual Review 2016: Back in the saddle again

By 2012, the pain after horseback riding “progressed to a level that was unbearable.” Sam struggled with limitations due to the pain, which affected all aspects of her daily life. “I couldn’t sleep and I wasn’t able to get out of a chair.” After a series of misdiagnoses, Sam turned to Dr. Richard C. Mather III, an orthopaedic surgeon associated with Duke University Hospital. Please visit the 2016 Annual Review interactive website to learn about Dr. Mather’s diagnosis, the innovative Sports Medicine products that were used to help Sam and to find out what she is up to today. The website also features the story of an Iraq veteran’s journey to a new smile, a video message from Kevin Lobo, financial highlights and many of our newest, innovative products.

03/30/2017

Stryker Orthopaedics Announces "Road Trip to a Healthier Lifestyle" Digital Content Series Featuring Jerome Bettis and Fred Funk

Stryker Orthopaedics unveiled its first-ever digital series titled "Road Trip to a Healthier Lifestyle." Pro Football Hall of Famer and Stryker brand ambassador, Jerome Bettis joins PGA TOUR Professional and GetAroundKnee® recipient Fred Funk on a cross country journey documented in 3-episodes filmed in Miami, FL, Dallas, TX, and New York, NY.

03/29/2017

People magazine names Stryker a Company that Cares

People magazine, together with Great Place to Work (GPTW), named Stryker a Company that Cares. This list highlights the top U.S. companies with 1,000 or more employees that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating respect, compassion and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment. We ranked #45 out of 50 companies on the list.

03/15/2017

Stryker’s System 8 Power Tools Bring Increased Reliability, Broadened Offering to Orthopaedic Market

Stryker’s Instruments division announces the launch of System 8 power tools, an evolutionary system that delivers increased reliability in the O.R. and throughout the hospital, and brings additional tools for dedicated orthopaedic applications within one family.

03/14/2017

Stryker enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with launch of Mako robotic-arm assisted total knee application

Stryker announced the commercial launch of the highly anticipated robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty application for use with its Mako System at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in San Diego. This latest advancement distinguishes the Mako System as the first and only robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.

03/09/2017

Stryker’s Spine division to exhibit key technologies at AAOS 2017

Stryker’s Spine division announced that it will demonstrate its Aero-C Cervical Stability System (Aero-C) and Xia 4.5 Cortical Trajectory implants and instruments (Xia CT) at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, March 15–18, 2017, in San Diego (booth No. 3133). “These unique products reflect our strong commitment to advancing spine health and helping to enhance outcomes for patients by providing physicians with innovative and differentiated technology.”

03/08/2017

Stryker’s Spine division to feature novel 3D-printed spinal implants at AAOS Conference

Stryker’s Spine division will feature its 3D-printed Tritanium Posterior Lumbar (PL) Cage and introduce a variety of new cage sizes at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, March 15-18, 2017, in San Diego (booth No. 3133). Stryker’s Tritanium PL Cage launch initially included four footprint options, eight height options, and two lordosis options. The company now offers several additional sizes based on surgeon needs and requests, including a hyper-lordotic (12°) cage option, as well as two new footprints—9 x 32 mm and 11 x 32 mm.

03/08/2017

AVAflex Balloon System

Confidence is close at hand with Stryker's AVAflex balloon system. Simplify your approach in treating vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) and achieve bipedicular results with a unipedicular approach.1 AVAflex’s multiple balloon sizes and needle gauge options are designed to meet your preferences and patient needs

03/07/2017

Stryker Announces an Early Stop to Enrollment in the DAWN™ Trial Due to the High Probability of Trial Success

Stryker announced an early end to patient enrollment in the DAWN Trial, a clinical study designed to compare mechanical thrombectomy with the Trevo® Retriever plus medical therapy against medical therapy alone when initiated within six to 24 hours after time last known well. The independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) recommended stopping study enrollment based on a pre-planned interim review of data from the first 200 patients, which concluded that multiple pre-specified stopping criteria were met. A final analysis of the data will be conducted upon completion of the remaining patient follow-up.

february

02/27/2017

Stryker chooses Microsoft HoloLens to bring operating room design into the future with 3D

Stryker is using HoloLens to build the operating room of the future.Recognizing that the current model of operating room design needs to be evolved from 2D to 3D, and knowing that the needs of these specialties can be quite divergent, Stryker has found a way to design a shared operating room that can accommodate all surgical disciplines in a far more efficient manner. Using HoloLens and Stryker’s new By Design solution, hospital stakeholders are now able to envision the ideal operating room configuration with the power of holograms and the benefit of mixed reality. Read more .

02/21/2017

Stryker Presents First K9s For Warriors Donation At The Honda Classic

Stryker Orthopaedics is pleased to announce its second PGA TOUR stop of 2017 with a first-ever appearance at The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Throughout the tournament, Stryker will further its commitment to joint health and to the nation's military through a series of engaging activities for fans and tournament goers. On Thursday, February 23, Stryker will host a special K9s For Warriors ceremony, presenting one military hero with a service dog – Stryker's first official canine sponsorship donation of the year.

january

01/31/2017

Stryker’s Medical division announces launch of Altrix™ Precision Temperature Management System  

Stryker announced the launch of Altrix ™, a next-generation precision temperature management system that can be used in all clinical settings. “Patient warming and cooling can be critical in achieving positive patient outcomes. The device fulfills our commitment to our customers, providing simple, safe and efficient solutions that enable confident patient care,” said Gideon Brewer, Stryker’s Medical Portfolio Manager.

01/24/2017

Stryker Brings Mobility Zone To Farmers Insurance Open To Kick Off 2017 Tournament Schedule, Its First-Ever Activation In Southern California

Stryker Orthopaedics kicks off its fourth consecutive year as the "Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions" this week with an appearance at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California, starting Thursday, January 26, and marking the first time the company has activated in the Southern California market.

december

12/09/2016

Kevin Lobo, Chairman and CEO, CNBC Squawk Box: Medical tax is a "job and innovation killer"

Kevin Lobo, Stryker chairman & CEO, talks about some of the company's newest technology and the potential impact of the new administration on the MedTech industry.

november

11/14/2016

Stryker announces multi-year partnership with Indo UK Institute of Health to deliver affordable orthopaedic care in India

Stryker announced a multi-year collaboration with Indo UK Institute of Health’s (IUIH) Medicity Program to serve as a preferred partner in the orthopaedic areas of hip, knee, and trauma products and services. Stryker and IUIH’s new relationship will provide greater access to affordable primary joint replacements and other healthcare services to patients in India.

11/08/2016

Stryker Orthopaedics To Honor Veteran With Donation Of Fourth Service Dog With K9s For Warriors At Charles Schwab Cup Championship

This week, Stryker Orthopaedics will wrap up its third year as the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions® at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Scottsdale, AZ.  This weekend marks the eleventh tournament where the brand engaged with consumers and activated on-site with the "Stryker Mobility Zone" – a destination designed to educate golf fans on the importance of joint health and mobility. In honor of the company's final stop of the year and to pay homage to its ongoing commitment to our nation's military, Stryker will make its fourth K9s for Warriors donation this Friday, on Veteran's Day at 11:00 AM MT in the Birdies for the Brave Patriots' Outpost located on the 18th fairway at Desert Mountain's Cochise Course.

october

10/28/2016

Study To Be Presented at NASS 2016 Evaluating Bone In-Growth for Stryker’s 3D-Printed Tritanium® PL Cage

Stryker’s Spine division today announced that the results of a pre-clinical study for its new 3D-printed Tritanium PL Interbody Cage will be presented at the North American Spine Society (NASS) Meeting.

10/25/2016

Innovative Product and Service Offering for the Future of Spinal Surgery To Be Introduced at NASS 2016

Ascential is Designed to Simplify Processes, Increase Efficiency, and Improve Profitability - Ascential, an innovative implant and delivery solution for lower acuity spinal procedures in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and hospital settings, will be introduced at the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting in Boston, Oct. 26-29, 2016 (booth No. 1511).

10/25/2016

Stryker Mobility Zone Heads To Inaugural PowerShares QQQ Championship For Schwab Cup Playoffs

Stryker Mobility Zone Heads To Inaugural PowerShares QQQ Championship For Schwab Cup Playoffs - Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions, today announced it will be making its debut appearance at the PowerShares QQQ Championship – the opening event of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs.  For the very first time, the company's onsite activation - the Stryker Mobility Zone – will be present for golf fans to engage with, in an effort to continue Stryker's mission of educating golf fans on the importance of joint health across the country. While on-site, local surgeons from the Southern California area will be able to address fans' questions regarding hip and knee pain.

10/20/2016

Tritanium® Posterior Lumbar Cage To Be Demonstrated at NASS 2016

Stryker’s Spine Division To Showcase 3D-Printed Spinal Implant in a Unique Virtual Reality Experience - Stryker’s Spine division will demonstrate its 3D-printed Tritanium Posterior Lumbar (PL) Cage, an interbody fusion device designed to aid in lumbar spinal fixation for patients with degenerative disc disease, including up to Grade 1 spondylolisthesis, and degenerative scoliosis, at the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, Oct. 26-29, 2016, in Boston (booth No. 1415).

10/04/2016

Stryker’s Spine Division Announces Launch of New LITe® BIO Delivery System

Sleek Patented Design Promotes Consistent Delivery of Bone Graft Material Without Compromising Visibility--Stryker’s Spine division announced the launch of its LITe BIO Delivery System, a hand-held device used to facilitate delivery of bone graft material to spinal surgery sites, which simplifies graft delivery, accommodates a surgeon’s preferred graft materials,1 and allows for direct visualization of graft placement.

september

09/14/2016

Stryker announces definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Instratek

Stryker announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Restore Surgical LLC, d/b/a Instratek. Founded in 1991, Instratek is a privately held business headquartered in Houston, Texas. Instratek offers a portfolio of staple and hammertoe implants and minimally invasive soft tissue recession instrumentation for foot, ankle and upper extremity procedures.

09/09/2016

Stryker’s Trevo® Retriever is the First Therapy in 20 Years to be Declared a Front-Line Treatment to Reduce Disability in Ischemic Stroke

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded on Sept. 2 the indication for Stryker’s Trevo Retriever as front-line treatment to reduce disability in patients experiencing acute ischemic stroke. Trevo is the first and only thrombectomy device to receive this expanded indication, which has the potential to help the hundreds of thousands of Americans who experience ischemic strokes—or brain attacks—each year.

09/01/2016

Stryker's Endoscopy division acquires Ivy Sports Medicine

Combined portfolio offers customers multiple solutions to address meniscal repair and advance patient care in sports medicine. Stryker's Endoscopy division announced today it has acquired Ivy Sports Medicine, LLC, whose portfolio is comprised of a comprehensive minimally invasive meniscal repair platform. The addition of Ivy Sports Medicine's portfolio enables Stryker to provide customers with a complete meniscal platform to better serve their patients.

august

08/22/2016

Stryker Returns To The Barclays To Educate Golf Fans About Importance Of Joint Health And Staying Active

Special ceremony will be held to honor the military with K9s For Warriors service canine donation. Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions®, returns to The Barclays to advance its commitment to the health and well-being of joint-pain sufferers, and enhance its longstanding history of supporting the nation's military though education, programs, products and donations.

08/12/2016

Stryker’s SurgiCount Safety Sponge System announces its risk sharing and indemnification program

The Promise. Despite efforts by hospitals nationwide, retained surgical items (RSIs) continue to be the #1 reported surgical never event. Nearly 70% of all RSIs...

july

07/20/2016

Stryker Performance Solutions Launches Episode Performance Manager™

Stryker Performance Solutions (SPS), the business unit of Stryker's Reconstructive Division that partners with hospitals and healthcare providers to help improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and profitability in the orthopaedic segment, has expanded its digital offering to help healthcare providers reduce costs and increase patient satisfaction 90 days beyond patient discharge after joint replacement surgery. The new tool -- Episode Performance Manager™ (EPM) -- translates raw claims data provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) into dynamic reports that allow decision makers to understand cost-drivers, identify opportunities for improvement and compare performance of hospitals participating in Medicare's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model.

07/14/2016

Stryker Unveils Game-Changing Soft Tissue Technology With SonicAnchor™

Stryker's Foot & Ankle business unit today announced its new soft tissue solution, SonicAnchor™, the only implant in the U.S. market that utilizes ultrasonic energy to liquefy and flow into cancellous bone, is now available nationwide for suture or tissue fixation in foot, ankle, knee, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder open procedures. SonicAnchor™ will be showcased during the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) annual meeting from July 20-23 in Toronto.

07/07/2016

Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Eighth Tour Stop of 2016 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Open

Stryker Orthopaedics announces its eighth tournament stop of 2016 at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Open. Beginning on Thursday, the company will bring the Stryker Mobility Zone, the premiere on-site activation, to En-Joie Golf Course - located in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley. Through the Stryker Mobility Zone, Stryker will continue its efforts to enhance the golf fan experience by educating tournament goers on the importance of joint health through engaging and interactive initiatives.

07/01/2016

Jerome Bettis interview during Round 1 of Bridgestone Invitational

During the 2016 World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational, 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Jerome "The Bus" Bettis talks about his involvement with Stryker Orthopedics regarding joint pain education.

june

06/28/2016

Jerome Bettis Tees Off Stryker Presence At 2016 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational

Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Teams Up With Stryker Orthopaedics to Educate Golf Fans about Importance of Joint Health. Stryker Orthopaedics, "Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions," is pleased to announce its first on-site presence at the 2016 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, OH. To kick off tournament week, Pro Football Hall of Famer and most recent addition to Stryker's roster of athlete brand ambassadors, Jerome Bettis will participate in the Ambassador of Golf Am-Am tournament on behalf of the brand.

06/22/2016

Stryker Mobility Zone Makes First-Ever Appearance At American Family Insurance Championship

Stryker Orthopaedics, "Official Joint Replacement Products" of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, aims to raise joint health awareness this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. Stryker Orthopaedics will be kicking off the second half of its 2016 tournament schedule at the American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, WI. This tournament marks the sixth stop of the year for the company and its premiere on-site destination, the Stryker Mobility Zone. Through the Stryker Mobility Zone, Stryker has been able to focus its efforts educating tournament goers on the importance of joint health by enhancing the golf fan experience with interactive initiatives.

06/06/2016

Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Next Stop For Stryker Orthopaedics On 2016 PGA TOUR Champions

Stryker Orthopaedics, announced it will be taking its presence in Philadelphia at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS one step further by spreading the message of joint health to consumers off the golf course. On Tuesday, June 7th, Stryker will engage with a variety of fans, through its event at Philly Mini Golf, located directly within Franklin Square Park. From 10:00am to 4:00pm, Stryker, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, will offer complimentary rounds of miniature golf as part of the company's dedication to raise awareness about the importance of keeping joints healthy in a fun and interactive way. Those stopping by Philly Mini Golf will find interesting tips throughout the course about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. Stryker will also be offering consumers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the tournament.

06/01/2016

Stryker SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System Surpasses 10 Million Procedures

Stryker today announced that more than 180 million SurgiCount Safety Sponges have been used in an estimated 10 million surgeries around the United States in the past five years. "The successful implementation of SurgiCount at nearly 500 hospitals nationwide demonstrates the difference hospitals can make in strengthening patient-safety protocols," said Dylan Crotty, vice president and general manager of Stryker Surgical. "SurgiCount can help protect a hospital's patients, staff and bottom line by helping to reduce the risk of the most common surgical error, retained sponges."

may

05/25/2016

Stryker Mobility Zone Makes First Appearance At DEAN & DELUCA Invitational

Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, today announced its presence at the 2016 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational – one of the most historic events of the PGA TOUR. Stryker will stop at the Colonial Country Club for the first time, to educate golf fans about the importance of joint health through the company's most recent fan-focused activation, the Stryker Challenge. Stryker recognizes fans' enthusiasm for the tournament's 70th anniversary and has dedicated efforts to enhance the experience of tournament goers. Located within the Stryker Mobility Zone – the premiere on-site destination for learning about joint health – the Stryker Challenge enhances the overall fan experience with interactive, educational activities to test participants' knowledge of joint health, mobility and golf.

05/10/2016

Stryker Enrolls the 1000th Patient into the Trevo® Retriever Registry

Stryker announced enrollment of the 1,000th patient into its Trevo® Retriever Registry. Data from the first 500 patients with 90-day follow-up completed showed that 9 out of 10 patients had complete or near complete removal of the clot and over half were functionally independent. These real-world results validate the benefit of clot retrieval with the Trevo® Retriever. "The enrollment of the 1,000th patient into the Trevo Retriever Registry is a significant accomplishment for stroke researchers and a demonstration of our commitment to growing the body of evidence for ischemic stroke," says Mark H. Paul, President of Stryker's Neurovascular division. "Results from the first 500 patients are extraordinary and truly demonstrate the benefit of the Trevo Retriever in a real-world setting of patients with large vessel occlusions."

05/10/2016

Stryker Heads to TPC® Sawgrass With Latest Ambassador, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jerome Bettis and 2005 Tournament Winner, Fred Funk

Stryker Orthopaedics, "The Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR" announced its return to THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra, FL for the third consecutive year.  This year, the company is taking its commitment to consumer education one step further by bringing a new voice to spread its message with Jerome Bettis.

05/02/2016

Stryker's complete Signature Portfolio drill line now available and on display at AANS conference

Surgeon choice, customization and flexibility featured in Stryker's most comprehensive high speed drill launch - Stryker's Instruments group announces full availability of its most comprehensive and customizable high speed drill line, the Signature Portfolio. The lineup of Signature Portfolio components will be on display at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in Chicago April 30 – May 4, 2016. Stryker re-engineered and restyled its Signature Portfolio components in collaboration with surgeons to fulfill their criteria for power, function and ergonomics.

april

04/29/2016

Stryker acquires Stanmore Implants Worldwide Limited

Stryker announced today it has acquired Stanmore Implants Worldwide Limited from SIW Holdings Limited in an all cash transaction for £35.6 million. Stanmore Implants is an innovative orthopaedic business focused on serving the needs of surgeons that treat adult and juvenile orthopaedic oncology. Stanmore Implants' portfolio includes both patient specific and off-the-shelf implant systems aimed at limb salvage."The acquisition of Stanmore Implants provides Stryker with differentiated technologies designed to provide the most effective solutions for orthopaedic oncology surgeons. This addition underscores Stryker's commitment to our core joint replacement business and expands our presence in the global orthopaedic oncology market," said David Floyd, Group President, Stryker Orthopaedics.

04/29/2016

Stryker’s Spine Division Debuts 3D-Printed Tritanium® Posterior Lumbar Cage at AANS Meeting

This Proprietary Tritanium Technology, in Spinal Applications, Is Designed for Bone In-Growth & Enhanced Biological Fixation -Stryker’s Spine division will introduce the Tritanium Posterior Lumbar (PL) Cage, a 3D-printed intervertebral body fusion device that aids in lumbar spinal fixation for patients with degenerative disc disease, at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting April 30–May 4, 2016, in Chicago (booth No. 3611).

04/27/2016

Stryker's Performance Solutions Announces JointCOACH™ Engagement Platform Designed to Educate and Navigate Patients Through the Entire Episode of Joint Replacement Care

Provides patients with 90-days of education and high touchpoint engagement from all of the different providers within the episode of care - Stryker's Performance Solutions (SPS), the business unit of Stryker's Reconstructive Division that partners with hospitals and physician practices to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and profitability in the orthopedic segment, is launching a new digital patient engagement and education platform to help improve the overall care delivery and experience for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. The program, known as JointCOACH, was announced at Stryker's 9th Annual Orthopedic & Spine Summit in Chicago. The patient engagement and navigation platform will be available through Stryker's Destination Centers of Superior Performance (DCOSP) offering, which includes more than 270 hospitals across the United States that have implemented care redesign programs for total joint replacement patients. This new platform should play a big part in helping our hospital customers manage a patient's entire episode of care through CJR and voluntary payment bundles for 90 days and beyond," says Stuart Simpson, Vice President and General Manager of Stryker's Reconstructive Division.  "It represents another example of how Stryker is helping to facilitate the customers understanding of the shift to value-based care."

04/25/2016

Stryker Brings Joint Health Awareness on and off the Golf Course to Kick off Tournament Week at Zurich® Classic of New Orleans

Stryker Orthopaedics announced today its presence in New Orleans will go beyond the golf course with a pop-up activation at local miniature golf complex, City Putt New Orleans. As part of the company's overall dedication to educate the local community on the importance of healthy joints and staying active, Stryker is collaborating with City Putt to engage with the local community through complimentary rounds of miniature golf on April 26th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. As part of the experience, PGA TOUR Champions golfer and Stryker brand ambassador, Fred Funk will be stopping by to join in on the fun and share his experience of dealing with joint pain and undergoing total knee replacement.

04/21/2016

Stryker announces completion of the acquisition of vertebral compression fracture portfolio from BD

Stryker announced today it has completed the acquisition of the CareFusion vertebral compression fracture (VCF) portfolio of products from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) in an all cash transaction.  The portfolio is comprised of minimally-invasive systems used in vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation procedures.  BD acquired these assets as a part of CareFusion's portfolio in March of 2015.

04/20/2016

Stryker Sponsors Service Dogs for Veterans Living with the Invisible Wounds of Wars Through New Collaboration with K9s For Warriors

100% of Net Proceeds from Sale of Stryker Hat Worn by PGA TOUR Champions Fred Funk and Hal Sutton Will Go to K9s For Warriors and Veterans with PTSD - Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR, announced a new collaboration with K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of post-9/11 military service. Ninety-five percent of the canines in the program are rescued, many from dire situations, and trained to become service dogs. Stryker will sponsor four service canines throughout 2016, as well as make a donation to the organization for every Stryker hat purchased.

04/11/2016

Stryker Acquires SafeWire Product Portfolio for Use in Minimally-Invasive (MIS) Spine Procedures

Technology Used with Stryker’s Percutaneous ES2 Spinal Fixation System & LITe (Less Invasive Technologies) Procedural Solutions - Stryker’s Spine division  announced the acquisition of the SafeWire product portfolio, including the Y-Wire guidewire and Tiger Jamshidi Needle Family for use in minimally invasive spine surgery. The acquisition is highly complementary to Stryker’s current spine product portfolio and is aligned with the Spine division’s strategy of expanding its product offering for minimally-invasive spine surgery.

04/05/2016

Stryker completes acquisition of Physio-Control International, Inc.

Stryker Corporation announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Physio-Control International, Inc. (Physio-Control).  Physio-Control develops, manufactures and markets monitors/defibrillators, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR-assist devices along with data management and support services.

04/01/2016

Stryker completes the acquisition of Synergetics USA, Inc.'s Neuro Portfolio

Stryker Corporation announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Synergetics USA, Inc.'s Neuro Portfolio. The portfolio includes the Malis generator, Spetzler Malis disposable forceps, and Stryker's existing Sonopet tips and RF generator.

04/01/2016

Stryker completes acquisition of Sage Products, LLC

Stryker Corporation announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Sage Products, LLC ("Sage").  Sage's products include solutions for oral care, skin preparation and protection, patient cleaning and hygiene, turning and positioning devices and heel care boots.

march

03/30/2016

Advancing Together

Meet Nora . As a third-year college student, Nora has a lot to live for, with hopes of traveling the world and helping others. But her dreams were put in jeopardy in June 2015 when she suffered an ischemic stroke. Please visit the 2015 Annual Review interactive website to learn about the team that contributed to Nora’s treatment, the innovative Stryker product used and what Nora is up to today. The website also features a video message from Kevin Lobo, financial highlights, many of our newest, innovative products as well as a celebration of those that have contributed to our history of innovation.

03/29/2016

Stryker Challenge Makes Official PGA TOUR Debut at Shell Houston Open

Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, announced its first stop in 2016 with the Shell Houston Open in Humble, TX. As part of a recent extension with the PGA TOUR®, Stryker will continue to engage with fans at select PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions events. New for 2016 is the introduction of the Stryker Challenge, which can be found on-site located within the Stryker Mobility Zone. For a full list of tournaments stops please visit: https://www.strykerchallenge.com/ .

03/21/2016

Pro Football Hall Of Famer, Jerome Bettis, Teams Up With Stryker As Latest Brand Ambassador

Stryker Orthopaedics announced its latest collaboration with Pro Football Hall of Famer and 2006 Super Bowl Champion, Jerome Bettis. The former Pittsburgh Steelers running back will serve as a company spokesperson throughout 2016, spreading the message of joint health and the importance of mobility to people across the country. After thirteen years of playing professional football and enduring high levels of physical impact on his body, Bettis is no stranger to joint pain.

03/15/2016

OEM single-use devices are nearly five times more likely to be defective than reprocessed ones: study

Original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) single-use devices (SUDs) may have higher defect rates than comparable reprocessed devices, a study in Journal of Medical Devices suggests. The independent study led by Banner Health was designed to increase the data available on defect rates of reprocessed SUDs. OEMs have historically claimed new devices have lower defect rates when compared to reprocessed devices.

03/04/2016

Stryker Receives FDA Clearance for Tritanium® PL Posterior Lumbar Cage

Stryker’s Spine division today announced that its Tritanium PL Posterior Lumbar Cage, an intervertebral body fusion device that aids in lumbar spinal fixation for patients with degenerative disc disease, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Tritanium PL posterior lumbar cages are constructed out of proprietary Tritanium technology used by Stryker’s Spine division and are manufactured via a 3D additive manufacturing process. Tritanium is a novel highly porous titanium material designed for bone in-growth and biologic fixation in spine applications.

03/03/2016

Stryker Extends Relationship with PGA TOUR®

Stryker Orthopaedics and the PGA TOUR® announced a continuation of their relationship that designates Stryker as the "Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions." Through this extension, Stryker will expand its tournament presence on both the PGA TOUR and on PGA TOUR Champions, while advancing its commitment to the health and well-being of golf fans by educating them on the importance of joint health.

03/02/2016

Stryker to Introduce Xia® 4.5 Cortical Trajectory Implants and Instruments for LITe® LIF Procedures at AAOS Meeting

Stryker’s Spine division launched the new Xia 4.5 Cortical Trajectory offering for LITe Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedures at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The Xia Cortical Trajectory (CT) implants and instruments are built upon Stryker’s leading Xia Spinal System foundation and are used in less invasive LITe LIF posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedures for patients with degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis and trauma, among other indications.

03/01/2016

Stryker Launches First Cervical Interbody Fusion Device Featuring Its Aero® Technology at AAOS Meeting

Stryker’s Spine division introduced the Aero-C Cervical Stability System, the only straight forward ACDF device that offers uniform compression across the interbody space, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Aero-C is the latest addition to Stryker’s Aero platform of spinal implant devices based on its patented Compression Technology—an advanced Anchor fixation system designed to draw the vertebral bodies toward the implant to create compressive forces at the implant-to-endplate interface, providing an environment for healing fusion.

february

02/16/2016

Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Physio-Control International, Inc. for $1.28 Billion

Stryker announced a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Physio-Control International, Inc. Physio-Control develops, manufactures and markets monitors/defibrillators, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR-assist devices along with data management and support services.The company's portfolio is highly complementary to Stryker Medical's EMS (Emergency Medical Services) offering and will drive a greater balance between capital and disposables.

02/10/2016

Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Synergetics USA, Inc.'s Neuro Portfolio

Stryker announced a definitive agreement to acquire all of the assets associated with Synergetics USA, Inc.'s neuro portfolio in an all cash transaction. The portfolio includes the Malis generator, Spetzler Malis disposable forceps, and Stryker's existing Sonopet tips and RF generator.  The Synergetics' portfolio achieved OEM sales in 2015 of approximately $31 million.

02/01/2016

Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Sage Products, LLC from
Madison Dearborn Partners for $2.775 Billion

Stryker announced a definitive agreement to acquire Sage Products, LLC from Madison Dearborn Partners in an all cash transaction for $2.775 billion. Sage develops, manufactures and distributes disposable products targeted at reducing "Never Events," primarily in the intensive care unit and MedSurg hospital unit setting. "This acquisition aligns with Stryker's focus on offering products and services that support a mindset of prevention, specifically in the area of "Never Events" such as hospital acquired infections," stated Kevin A. Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

december

12/14/2015

Stryker Introduces New Advanced Imaging Modalities To Minimally Invasive Surgery With The 1588 AIM Platform

Stryker Endoscopy, a division of Stryker Corporation, announced today the launch of the 1588 AIM Platform , a connected surgical video system that enables clinicians to visually differentiate critical anatomy across an array of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The 1588 AIM platform is designed to reduce risk to patients by enabling surgeons to distinguish, safeguard and document critical anatomy. "As surgeons, we need to work hard to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients," explained Dr. Scott Melvin, Director of General Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. "This new platform allows us to see critical anatomy in real-time, with a simple touch of the button on the camera head."

october

10/15/2015

Stryker's VertaPlex® HV First PMMA to Receive Clearance for Treating Sacral Insufficiency Fractures

The Instruments division of Stryker Corporation announced that its Interventional Spine business unit has received clearance from The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its expanded indications of VertaPlex HV for the treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures.  Stryker set a new standard in 2008 with the release of VertaPlex HV, addressing specific viscosity and working time preferences for treating vertebral compression fractures. On June 12, 2015, VertaPlex HV became the first PMMA to receive 510(k) clearance for the fixation of pathological fractures of the sacral vertebral body or ala using sacral vertebroplasty or sacroplasty.

10/14/2015

Ziehm Imaging and Stryker Partner to Provide Surgical Navigation with the Ziehm Vision RFD 3D

Ziehm Imaging and the Navigation Division of Stryker Corporation announced a co-marketing agreement in which Stryker Navigation will promote Ziehm’s Vision RFD 3D C-arm for the specialties of neurosurgery, spine surgery, orthopaedic surgery and trauma surgery. The Ziehm Vision RFD 3D is the world’s only 3D C-arm with a 30 cm x 30 cm flat-panel detector that combines 2D and 3D functionality in one device providing surgeons the ability to create 3D reconstructions in the operating room to ensure all implants have been optimally placed. The Ziehm Vision RFD 3D offers a 25 kW generator with an iterative reconstruction algorithm and patented SmartScan rotation to offer 180° image information of anatomical structures. With up to 7 vertebrae in one scan volume, it offers the largest 3D image volume in the market. Read the full release .

10/13/2015

STRYKER SPINE TO FEATURE EXPANDING PORTFOLIO OF PROCEDURAL SOLUTIONS AT THE NORTH AMERICAN SPINE SOCIETY MEETING

The Spine Division of Stryker Corporation announced today that it will feature its expanding suite of procedural solutions for spinal surgery, including 10 new products launched in the first half of 2015, during the North American Spine Society (NASS) 30th annual meeting in Chicago, October 14-17 (booth #1123).

10/08/2015

Stryker Orthopaedics Rounds Out 2015 Season At SAS Championship

"Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour", Stryker Orthopaedics heads to Cary, NC this week for the final stop of 2015. Marking the tournament's 15th anniversary and known as one of the best events on Tour for players, patrons and partners, Stryker is pleased to bring the Stryker Mobility Zone to SAS Championship, located at Prestonwood Country Club, to close out the year.

10/06/2015

Safety Focused

Click here to learn more about Stryker’s focus on safety. Together with our customers we are driven to make healthcare better. Join us in our continuous commitment to patient and caregiver safety. Learn more about our comprehensive solutions.

september

09/28/2015

Stryker Navigation Introduces SpineMask™ Tracker and SpineMap® 3D 3.0 Software, the First Non-Invasive Spine Navigation System for Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgeries

Stryker Navigation announces the introduction of SpineMask Tracker – the first non-invasive patient tracker enabling minimally invasive (MIS) approaches for spine surgery without an additional incision for navigation tracking.

09/23/2015

Stryker Mobility Zone Returns To Atlanta For Second Consecutive Appearance At TOUR Championship By Coca-Cola

Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR® and Champions Tour will be returning to Atlanta, GA for the second consecutive year to reinforce its message of joint health to golf fans at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. As part of the company's appearance, it will feature the Stryker Mobility Zone, an on-site destination designed to educate fans on the importance of joint health and mobility.

09/21/2015

Next-Level Visualization - Customer Event at ACS

Please join us at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to learn more about our clinically differentiating visualization platform. Event: Monday, October 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Chicago Cultural Center. You can register at www.strykeracs.com.  

09/06/2015

A Tale of Two SUD Reprocessing Programs: How Two Similar Health Systems Can Achieve Very Different Savings Results in the EP Lab

This article was collaboratively written by Duke University Medical Center and WakeMed to document their experiences with SUD reprocessing and share lessons learned with other EP labs. In 2011, WakeMed began outsourcing reprocessing to third-party vendor Stryker Sustainability Solutions. Outsourcing reprocessing not only saved WakeMed valuable time, but also gave WakeMed insight on how to optimize its program and streamline processes for savings growth. The first year, program savings were just over $230,000. They’ve grown every year since, reaching a program high of $750,000 in 2014. Read the full article here.

09/01/2015

Stryker Completes Acquisition of Muka Metal, A.S.

Stryker Corporation announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Muka Metal, A.S. ("Muka"). Muka is a privately held business headquartered in Kayseri, Turkey that sells hospital beds, stretchers and related patient room furniture and accessories that serve markets across Turkey and other regions globally. As indicated in the July 20, 2015 press release, the transaction is expected to be neutral to Stryker's 2015 earnings per share excluding acquisition, integration-related and intangible amortization charges.

august

08/06/2015

Stryker Receives FDA Clearance For Mako Total Knee Application

Stryker Orthopaedics, a division of Stryker Corporation, today announced that its 510(k) submission for the Mako total knee application has received market clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This clearance expands Stryker's current Mako offering of partial knee and total hip applications to provide a comprehensive solution in the robotic reconstructive service line. "The ability to include a Mako total knee application with our market leading Triathlon Total Knee System represents a key milestone in reconstructive surgery," said David K. Floyd, Group President, Orthopaedics. "We are excited about the opportunity to transform orthopaedics by furthering the growth of robotic-arm assisted surgery, and by enhancing the surgeon and patient experience."

july

07/24/2015

Stryker Chairman & CEO, Kevin Lobo, featured on CNBC's Squawk Box

Kevin Lobo, Stryker Chairman & CEO, was interviewed by CNBC's Squawk Box, "Stryker Beats Street, Boosts Guidance ". He discusses the company quarterly earnings and the impact of a strong U.S. dollar on earnings.

07/20/2015

Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Muka Metal, A.S.

Stryker announced a definitive agreement to acquire Muka Metal, A.S. ("Muka"). Muka, headquartered in Kayseri, Turkey, sells hospital beds, stretchers and related patient room furniture and accessories that serve markets across Turkey and other regions globally. "The acquisition of Muka aligns with our strategy to expand our global presence through existing channels with an established and trusted brand," said Timothy J. Scannell, Stryker Group President, MedSurg and Neurotechnology. "This acquisition will bolster Stryker Medical's bed and stretcher offerings, and is a compelling opportunity to drive growth in Turkey and other regions around the world."Stryker and Muka have maintained a relationship under a distribution agreement for Latin America since 2012, and with this acquisition Stryker will expand its global presence in key markets with a product portfolio that complements and enhances Stryker's current offerings.

07/10/2015

Stryker Spine Launches LITe® ALIF Procedural Solution

Stryker Spine announces the launch of the LITe (Less Invasive Technologies) ALIF Procedural Solution.  This comprehensive platform was featured at booth #16 during the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Technologies (IMAST) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from July 8th - 10th. Originating in 2005 with a single interbody device, Stryker's ALIF Portfolio now features the LITe Anterior Retractor, the Reliance AL Instrumentation System, the AVS AL and ALign PEEK Spacer Systems, the LITe Plate System, the Anchor-L Anterior Lumbar Cage System, and most recently, the Aero-AL Anterior Lumbar Interbody and Fixation System. With the introduction of the LITe ALIF Procedural Solution, customers can combine the LITe Anterior Retractor with Aero-AL, the only in-line ALIF device in the U.S. market that compresses across the interbody1. The combination of these two new technologies supports a less invasive exposure with minimized retraction.

07/01/2015

New AHA Guidelines For The Early Management And Treatment Of Stroke Will Change The Standard Of Care For Thousands Of Stroke Patients Each Year  

STRYKER'S TREVO® RETRIEVER SUCCESSFULLY TREATED THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS IN MR CLEAN, THE FIRST AND LARGEST OF CLINICAL TRIALS USED AS THE BASIS FOR NEW GUIDELINES THAT RECOMMEND STENT RETRIEVERS--New guidelines released today by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association give hope for better outcomes to the hundreds of thousands of patients who experience an acute ischemic stroke each year. Stryker's Trevo® Retriever was one of the key products used in the clinical trials that provided data for this development.

may

05/29/2015

Kevin Lobo, Stryker Chairman & CEO, on robotics, European opportunity and currency headwinds

Kevin Lobo, Stryker Chairman & CEO, joins BNN's The Street for a look at what technologies excite him, areas of potential M&A and how it's handling a strong U.S. dollar.

05/10/2015

Stryker Chairman & CEO, Kevin Lobo, featured on CNBC Squawk Box

Chairman & CEO Kevin Lobo was interviewed by CNBC Squawk Box - Robotics real 'game changer' . He weighs in on the company's quarterly results, and provides insight to company's bet on robotics.

05/02/2015

Stryker Navigation Introduces PROFESS™ System, the Only Video Tracking System for Intranasal Procedures and Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries

Stryker Navigation announces the introduction of the PROFESS System, a surgical navigation system for image-guided intranasal procedures and endoscopic sinus surgery. The PROFESS System has the only surgical navigation software for intranasal procedures and endoscopic sinus surgery which utilizes video tracking capabilities.

march

03/30/2015

Making Healthcare Better

Please visit the interactive Annual Review site, featuring a video message from Kevin Lobo, to read some of Stryker’s highlights for the year. On the cover: Meet Galina, Dr. Lewis and David and learn how their story exemplifies our mission: Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. You will also read about innovations, acquisitions, growth, globalization and, most importantly…our people.

03/25/2015

Stryker Spine and Stryker Trauma and Extremities to Launch Next Generation Viable Bone Matrix at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Stryker Corporation's Spine and Trauma & Extremities Divisions will be launching BIO4™, the next generation viable bone matrix at booth #443 during the AAOS.

03/25/2015

Stryker Spine to Launch New Anterior Cervical Plating System at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Stryker Corporation's Spine Division will be launching Tempus®, the newest Anterior Cervical Plating System at booth #443 during the AAOS.

03/25/2015

Stryker Launches Advanced Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Application

Stryker Orthopaedics today announced at the 2015 American Academy of Orthopaedics the regulatory clearance of an advanced robotic-arm assisted total hip arthroplasty application for use with its Mako system. Complementing the surgical approach of choice, the Mako System will be compatible with a surgeon's Stryker implant of choice.

03/05/2015

FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For

Stryker has been named as one of the 2015 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the United States. Stryker is ranked 19 out of 100, moving up 23 places from the 2014 list! “Talent and culture are our most powerful competitive advantages and are exemplified with ‘People’ designated as a core value. Our investment in employee growth and development is a top priority and is evident as we see our employees drive to make healthcare better,” said Steve Benscoter, Vice President, Global Human Resources. View the full list .

february

02/10/2015

Stryker Mobility Zone Makes First 2015 Champions Tour Stop At Ace Group Classic

Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, makes its first stop along the 2015 Champions Tour this weekend at the ACE Group Classic in Naples, FL. In the second year of its relationship with the Champions Tour, Stryker will continue to reinforce its commitment to the health and well-being of joint pain sufferers through its on-site activation, the Stryker Mobility Zone – a destination designed to educate golf fans on the importance of joint health.

02/03/2015

Stryker Announces Grand Opening of European Regional Headquarters

Stryker Corporation announced the grand opening of the Company’s European Regional Headquarters (RHQ), located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The RHQ will support the growth of Stryker’s global business, foster collaboration and leverage the Company’s resources. The new facility serves to strengthen Stryker’s already strong presence in Europe.

january

01/26/2015

The Stryker Mobility Zone Makes 2015 PGA TOUR Debut At Waste Management Phoenix Open

Stryker Orthopaedics announced its first activation of 2015 as the “Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.” With a debut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Stryker will continue its commitment to educating golf fans about joint health and mobility by enhancing the fan experience at select tournaments with its premiere on-site activation, the Stryker Mobility Zone.

01/05/2015

Stryker Acquires the Assets of CHG Hospital Beds, Inc.

Stryker announces the asset acquisition of privately-held CHG Hospital Beds, Inc. CHG, headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, sells innovative hospital beds that serve markets across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.Founded in 2003, CHG designs, manufactures and markets a series of low-height hospital beds and related accessories. "The acquisition of CHG aligns with Stryker's commitment to offering products that enhance the quality of care for both patients and healthcare professionals; in this case, aiding in the prevention of patient related injuries resulting from a fall from a hospital bed," said Timothy J. Scannell, Group President, MedSurg and Neurotechnology.

december

12/17/2014

Study Published in The New England Journal of Medine finds Intra-Arterial Treatment for Clot Removal is More Effective at Treating Stroke than Standard Medical Care

Study results released in The New England Journal of Medicine gave the world of stroke care more evidence that physicians are winning the battle against this debilitating disease. The trial investigators found that using intra-arterial treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in a large vessel supplying blood to the brain provides better outcomes than trying to dissolve the clot using a clot-busting drug (lytic) alone. One of the devices used in the trial was Stryker's Trevo® Retriever.

november

11/12/2014

Stryker Spine To Launch Unique Minimally Invasive Procedural Solution At The North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

Stryker Corporation's Spine Division will be launching its innovative LITe® (Less Invasive Technology) TLIF Procedural Solution at booth #1405 during the North American Spine Society's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA from November 12 – 14. With the introduction of the LITe TLIF system, Stryker will offer one of the most comprehensive minimally invasive TLIF solutions available.  This procedural solution combines several technologies including the LITe Pedicle Based Retractor, the ES2 Percutaneous Spinal System, and the AccuLIF Expandable Lumbar Interbody Fusion Technology.  The LITe Pedicle Based Retractor allows for direct visualization and a less invasive working corridor, the ES2 System features an Integrated Blade Screw with built-in reduction and the AccuLIF technology is designed to help restore segmental lordosis and sagittal balance.  

 

11/12/2014

Stryker Spine To Launch Innovative Anchor-based ALIF Technology At The North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

Stryker Corporation's Spine Division will be launching its innovative Anchor-based ALIF technology, Aero™-AL, at booth #1405 during the North American Spine Society's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA from November 12 – 14.    With the introduction of the Aero-AL System, Stryker Spine will offer the only in-line ALIF device that compresses across the interbody space.  Featuring patented compression technology designed to draw the vertebral bodies towards the implant to create compressive forces at the implant-to-endplate interface, Aero-AL offers a more streamlined, less disruptive approach as compared to traditional screw based ALIF technologies.  

11/06/2014

Stryker Receives Prestigious 2014 Prix Galien Award For Best Medical Technology

Stryker Corporation's Trevo® ProVue Retriever has received the Prix Galien USA 2014 Award for Best Medical Technology. The Trevo ProVue Retriever is designed to restore blood flow in the neurovasculature by removing blood clot in patients experiencing ischemic stroke. The Trevo ProVue Retriever is the first and only Stentriever® Device fully visible under fluoroscopic imaging, and sets a new standard in precision placement, visualization of the device/clot interaction and clot retrieval. This enhanced level of visibility provides physicians with real-time information not previously available. 

october

10/30/2014

Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, is rounding out its debut year of the relationship at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Scottsdale, AZ. This marks the eleventh tournament stop along both the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour that the brand has activated on-site with the "Stryker Mobility Zone" – a destination designed to educate golf fans on the importance of joint health. 

10/28/2014

Stryker Chairman & CEO, Kevin Lobo, featured on CNBC Mad Money

Chairman & CEO Kevin Lobo was recently interviewed by CNBC Mad Money. He discusses Stryker--how it is doing and where it is headed as well as pricing pressures in the medical technology industry.

september

09/24/2014

PM360 Magazine Announces Winners of 2014 Trailblazer Awards

PM360 Magazine announced the Winners of the 2014 Trailblazer Awards and Stryker was chosen as MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANY OF THE YEAR . Entries are judged and winners selected by the PM360 Editorial Advisory Board, a cross section of experts from across the industry. Winning entries were judged based on different criteria for each major category including innovation, talent development and social responsibility.

09/10/2014

STRYKER, OFFICIAL JOINT REPLACEMENT PRODUCTS OF THE PGA TOUR, HEADS TO ATLANTA FOR THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BY COCA-COLA

Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, is bringing its message of joint health to golf fans at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the renowned finale of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, in Atlanta, GA. The “Stryker Mobility Zone,” the company’s on-site destination to educate fans on joint health, will be located in the PGA TOUR Pavilion at the East Lake Golf Club starting on Thursday, September 11th.   

august

08/28/2014

Stryker, Official Joint Replacement Products Of The PGA TOUR, Heads To Boston For The Deutsche Bank Championship

Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, is bringing its message of joint health to golf fans at the next stop of the FedEx Cup Playoffs this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship. The company's fan destination – "The Stryker Mobility Zone" – will be in the "Fairway Fan Zone on 9" at the TPC Boston in Norton, MA starting on Thursday, August 28 th.   

08/19/2014

Stryker, The Official Joint Replacement Products Of The PGA TOUR, Welcomes Golf Fans To Its Home State Of New Jersey For The Barclays

Stryker Corporation's Orthopaedics Division, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, is bringing its message of joint health to golf fans in its home state of New Jersey this week at The Barclays. The company's fan destination – "The Stryker Mobility Zone" – will be in the Spectator Village near the 17th fairway at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus starting on Thursday, August 21st.

08/01/2014

Stryker Completes Acquisition of North American Assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc.

Stryker Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of substantially all of the North American assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc. ("SBi"). A separate closing will be held later this year, following receipt of applicable regulatory approvals, for the acquisition of the assets of the French and German operations, through which the international business of SBi has been conducted. SBi is a privately held business headquartered in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. SBi products are designed and promoted for upper and lower extremity small bone indications, with a focus on small joint replacement. The assets to be acquired include the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement System (STAR Ankle). The STAR Ankle is the only PMA approved, cementless, three-piece total ankle replacement system and is the most published total ankle replacement product in the world. With the addition of the STAR Ankle to the Stryker Foot & Ankle product portfolio, Stryker comprehensively addresses the broad range of foot and ankle procedures.

july

07/02/2014

PRIMETIME: Prosthetic knee, hip mean a return to life as it was

Ponte Vedra Beach golfer Fred Funk has been playing at the highest levels of the professional ranks since 1989, but in 2009, he feared that “basically, my career was over.” A 2008 surgery had left him with bone grinding on bone in his right knee, which also had to be drained 18 times that year. “When you’re in that much pain, it doesn’t just affect your golf game, but your whole life, too,” Funk said. “The doctors said I could wait a year or two for a knee replacement, but I’d had enough. I decided to go ahead with the surgery right away.” Read about Fred Funk's Stryker knee replacement. “Having my knee replaced gave me a chance to continue my career,” Funk said. “It’s still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

07/02/2014

St. Charles Hospital Adds MAKOplasty to Osteoarthritis Treatment Armory

Stryker's MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing allows patients with cartilage breakdown in the knee to pursue fuller, more active lives. “At St. Charles Hospital, we have been performing computer-assisted knee replacement surgery for 12 years. The computer-assisted robotic partial knee replacement, or MAKOplasty, improves upon our prior technology. When, as scientists and surgeons, we determine that an investment is best for our community, the hospital partners with us to provide what we need to improve the quality of care for our patients,” said Brian McGinley, MD, orthopedic surgeon at St. Charles Hospital.

june

06/30/2014

Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc.

Stryker announced a definitive agreement to acquire assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc. ("SBi") in an all cash transaction for up to $375 million. Founded in 2004, SBi is a privately held business headquartered in Morrisville, Pennsylvania with facilities in France and Germany. SBi products are designed and promoted for upper and lower extremity small bone indications, with a focus on small joint replacement. The assets to be acquired include the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement System (STAR Ankle). The STAR Ankle, sold globally in over 40 countries, is the only PMA approved, cementless, three-piece total ankle replacement system and is the most published total ankle replacement product in the world. With the addition of the STAR Ankle to the Stryker Foot & Ankle product portfolio, Stryker comprehensively addresses the broad range of foot and ankle procedures. Additional assets include finger, wrist, and elbow products, further expanding the existing Stryker upper extremity product offerings. "The addition of the STAR Ankle strengthens our product offering in this fast growing business, and demonstrates our continued commitment to growth in this segment and more broadly in extremities," said David Floyd, Group President, Orthopaedics.

april

04/15/2014

Stryker Completes Acquisition of Berchtold Holding AG

Stryker announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Berchtold Holding AG, a provider of customer-centric healthcare equipment for over 90 years. Their product portfolio includes surgical tables, equipment booms, and surgical lighting systems geared towards maximizing efficiency and safety in operating rooms and ICUs. Combining these complementary solutions with Stryker Endoscopy's existing operating room equipment portfolio will create a comprehensive, quality-focused offering equipped to satisfy a wide range of customer needs around the globe.

march

03/24/2014

Stryker Completes Acquisition of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc.

Stryker announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. Patient Safety conducts its business through its wholly owned subsidiary, SurgiCount Medical, Inc. Patient Safety's proprietary Safety-Sponge® System and SurgiCount 360TM compliance software help prevent Retained Foreign Objects (RFOs) in the operating room.

03/07/2014

Stryker Completes Acquisition of Pivot Medical, Inc.

Stryker announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Pivot Medical, Inc. (Pivot). Pivot is a privately held business selling innovative products for hip arthroscopy with operating facilities in Sunnyvale, CA.

03/03/2014

Stryker Enters Marketing Relationship with the PGA TOUR

Stryker announced a marketing relationship with the PGA TOUR that makes Stryker the “Official Joint Replacement Products”; Stryker Mobility Zone to be featured at key tournaments.  Stryker Corporation’s Orthopaedics Division and the PGA TOUR announced today a new marketing relationship that designates Stryker as the “Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.” The agreement advances Stryker’s commitment to the health and well-being of joint pain sufferers, and will feature opportunities for golf fans to learn about Stryker products and how they may help them regain mobility and return to their everyday activities.

february

02/21/2014

Stryker Launches Trevo® XP ProVue Retrieval System

Stryker announced the global launch of the new Trevo® XP ProVue Retriever. The Trevo XP ProVue Retriever expands the ProVue Retriever line with additional size and shape options for physicians. The Trevo ProVue Retrievers are the world’s first stent retrievers with full-length visibility and are built on Trevo technology which has delivered strong clinical results and positive patient outcomes for acute ischemic stroke patients. “The Trevo XP ProVue Retriever provides some of the best performance of the devices I’ve used over the years to treat acute ischemic stroke. The unique full-length visibility provides key information that we can use to successfully remove clots more efficiently. When combined with the Merci® Balloon Guide Catheter, I feel I have a system that is easy to use and provides the potential for consistently good results,” said Ronald Budzik, M.D., Interventional Neuroradiology/Neurointerventional Surgery; Chair, Neuroscience Clinical Operations Council; Co-Director, Riverside Comprehensive Stroke Center, OhioHealth, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

02/19/2014

Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Pivot Medical, Inc.

Stryker announced a definitive agreement to acquire Pivot Medical, Inc. (Pivot). Pivot is a privately held business selling innovative products for hip arthroscopy with operating facilities in Sunnyvale, CA. Pivot was founded in 2007 with a focus on hip arthroscopy procedures treating femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI). Pivot has a platform of innovative instruments and implants to efficiently access and restore the mobility of the hip with minimal incisions. Hip arthroscopy is the fastest growing procedure in Sports Medicine resulting from improved procedural solutions and growing demand for less invasive solutions. Pivot's innovative products will complement Stryker's existing Sports Medicine portfolio and provide Stryker's customers with a comprehensive offering to address the challenges of Sports Medicine procedures. "The addition of Pivot Medical furthers our commitment to develop Stryker's Sports Medicine business and provides our customers with additional enabling products and solutions," said Timothy J. Scannell, Group President, MedSurg and Neurotechnology. "This acquisition will allow us to combine Pivot's innovative platforms in hip arthroscopy with Stryker's knee and shoulder Sports Medicine solutions, and full line of arthroscopy visualization and tissue resection devices."  

02/18/2014

Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Berchtold Holding, AG

Stryker announced a definitive agreement to acquire Berchtold Holding, AG (Berchtold). Berchtold, a privately held business with operating facilities in Germany and the United States, sells world-class surgical infrastructure equipment. Berchtold has been providing customer-centric healthcare equipment for over 90 years with sales in 2013 of approximately $125 million. Their product portfolio includes surgical tables, equipment booms, and surgical lighting systems geared towards maximizing efficiency and safety in operating rooms and ICUs. Combining these complementary solutions with Stryker Endoscopy's existing operating room equipment portfolio will create a comprehensive, quality-focused offering equipped to satisfy a wide range of customer needs around the globe."We are committed to offering innovative, best-in-class operating room infrastructure equipment," said Timothy J. Scannell, Group President, MedSurg and Neurotechnology. "This acquisition delivers on that commitment by strengthening our portfolio and allowing us to address rapidly evolving customer requirements for operating room design."  

january

01/06/2014

Stryker and NeuroLogica Partner to Provide Surgical Navigation with the BodyTom® Portable CT Scanner

Stryker Corporation and NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics America Inc., announced an exclusive partnership agreement in which Stryker will promote and sell NeuroLogica’s BodyTom portable full body computed tomography (CT) scanner for the specialties of neurosurgery, spine surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and trauma surgery in conjunction with the Stryker NAV3i™ Surgical Navigation Platform. BodyTom is the world’s first portable, 32-slice full body CT scanner. With an 85cm gantry and 60cm field of view, BodyTom produces high quality diagnostic images throughout the hospital, including in the operating theater where it is frequently used to provide point-of-care imaging for surgical procedures. BodyTom can be combined with surgical navigation, also known as image guided surgery, to facilitate the guidance of surgical instruments relative to a patient’s anatomy, improving visualization and precision during minimally invasive surgical interventions.

01/01/2014

Making Healthcare Better

An Exciting 2013 - We met our primary objectives - achieved strong top-line growth, delivered solid operational earnings, expanded globally, and invested through R&D and acquisitions to strengthen our product and service offerings.