On Friday, September 10th, TSB posted a blog entitled, "Blue Velvets of the Spine Industry." Since that date, there has been much activity in the spine industry. Applied Spine (AST) employed an agent (Gerbsman Partners) to sell the company, US Spine was acquired by Amedica, and it is painfully obvious that Disc Motion is on life support. As the 25th Annual North American Spine Society trade show approaches, it will be interesting to witness what other acquisitions or announcements await us. Word on the Street is that the potential of another acquisition is imminent, if the provisions of the deal can be hammered out prior to NASS. Based on what TSB has heard, the deal will probably hinge on a stock/cash transaction, backloaded so if there is a future IPO the sellers will benefit from a public offering.
On a much lighter note, let's not spend so much time critiquing one another's grammar in the comments section. Rather than having intelligent dialogue on a topic that needs some serious attention, the clinical efficacy of SiN, we are being distracted by each others pettiness. Considering many of you are college educated, TSB would hope that y'all learned the three "R's," reading, riting, and rithmetic.
So in closing, Friday morning's question is posed to our fellow bloggers by one of our readers; Are surgeon/distributor/company relationships on the decline? Does loyalty even exist anymore?