I could hear Stephen Stills singing in the distance, "Do you know? Don't you wonder? What's going on, down under you, We have all been here before, We have all been here before." So what's the big deal? Isn't this just another private labeling deal for ETEX? Is Stryker out on Tony Soprano's boat the Stugots searching for a patsy like Big Pussy? I mean let's be honest, OP-1 is FUBAR, $225 million later an HDE, they blew their opportunity to acquire Apatech having been beaten out by an industry outsider, and now, they have entered into a non-exclusive distribution agreement for spine. So why would Stryker enter into a non-exclusive if they really believed in this product, or, are they probing their own customers and market?
There are other products in the bone grafting market place that are hydrated utilizing sterile saline or bone marrow aspirate. So what's the big deal? Maybe some of our readers need to stop at Holsten's Restaurant in Bloomfield, New Jersey and ask Tony Soprano if he has leased the Stugot's to Stryker. TSB wants to know what our readers think, and will this make anyone shake in their boots?
"Another lonely park, another Sunday, why is it life turns out that way, just when you think you got a good thing, it seems to slip away."