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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."
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).
10/6/2015 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.
9/28/2015 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.
9/6/2015 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.
9/1/2015 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.
8/6/2015 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."
7/20/2015 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.
7/10/2015 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.
7/1/2015 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.
5/2/2015 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.
3/30/2015 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.
3/25/2015 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.
3/25/2015 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.
3/25/2015 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.
1/5/2015 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.

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7/24/2015 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.
5/29/2015 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.
5/10/2015 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.
3/5/2015 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.
2/3/2015 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.


10/8/2015 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.
9/23/2015 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.
9/21/2015 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  
2/10/2015 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.
1/26/2015 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.