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    article of interest

    by doc4631 Jul 5, 2015 5:17 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher 17 hours ago Flag

    doc, I put the link on stock twits

  • homebuilder_watcher by homebuilder_watcher Jul 5, 2015 10:41 AM Flag

    Thursday, July 2, 2015
    PTAB Denies IPR Petition Challenging MiMedx Patent on Placental Tissue Grafts

    On June 29, 2015, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied a petition by Tissue Transplant Technology Ltd. and Human Biologics of Texas, Ltd. for inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 8,709,494, owned by MiMedx Group, Inc. (IPR2015-00320). The MiMedx patent is directed towards “placental membrane tissue grafts (amnion and chorion) and methods of preparing, preserving, and medical uses for the same.” MiMedX commercializes the technology and appears to be a competitor of the petitioners.

    The ‘494 patent is one of four patent that have been asserted against the petitioners in MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Tissue Transplant Technology Ltd. et al., Case No. 1:14-CV-719-HLH (W. D. Tex.). The other three asserted patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 8,597,687; 8,372,437; and 8,323,701) are also the subject of IPR petitions: IPR2015-00420, IPR2015-00664, and IPR2015-00669, respectively. The PTAB has yet to decide whether to institute these three remaining IPR requests.

    MiMedx has also asserted the patents in a lawsuit pending in the Northern District of Georgia. MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Liventa Bioscience, Inc. et al., Case No. 1:14-CV-00178 (N.D. Ga.). The defendants in that case are the petitioners in IPR2015-00664 and IPR2015-00669. In both cases, the district court has denied the petitioners' requests to stay the litigation pending resolution of the IPR petitions, so the infringement litigation is still moving forward concurrently.

  • Reply to

    Apligraf versus Epifix

    by market_mania Jun 30, 2015 9:34 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jul 1, 2015 3:46 PM Flag

    Docs havve not been dumping Apligraf like the plague to use EpiFix because Apligraf works better,obviously, to anyone who graduated from elmentary school.

  • homebuilder_watcher by homebuilder_watcher Jul 1, 2015 2:46 PM Flag

    When Organogenesis bought these "asets" from SHire, look who was quoted in the PR in 2014:
    In the U.S. alone, more than three million people are suffering from chronic leg and foot wounds. As a physician dedicated to healing these wounds, this is very exciting news," said Robert S. Kirsner, M.D". Yes Dr Kirsner, the same guy who authored the latest "study". WAit, from a 2010 article in Wounds Magazine in the conflict section:. "Dr. Kirsner disclosed that he has received speaker honoraria from Advanced Bio Healing and Organogenisis". fron a 2013 article "The Diabetic Foot", "Robert Kirsner MD is a consultant/advisor for Organogenesis and Shire". I didn't realize he went back to Shire days before Orgo started paying him.

  • homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jul 1, 2015 2:37 PM Flag

    Medtronic, Zimmer,etc

  • homebuilder_watcher by homebuilder_watcher Jul 1, 2015 2:01 PM Flag

    I put this on OSIR board but for those of you who don't get over there....

    The truth about Ozark (EpiFix vs Apligraf)
    .

    Just to point out what a nitwit Ozark is, the funniest part of Orgnaogensis' "PR" is :
    Product efficacy in controlled clinical trials may not equate to effectiveness in general clinical practice, which is why these types of analyses are so valuable". So, Oraganogenesis belives the FDA should throw out the method used throughout its history to approve new drugs. That is, controlled clinical trials, the gold standard in proving efficicacy and the basis upon which all drugs are approved. But Organogeneis, and the brilliant Ozark believe clinical trials don't prove anything. Tell that to the FDA Ozark. Guess what Ozark, the next Organogeneis "PR" will make the ssme claims about Grafix. Have you thought to ask yourself the question as to why Orgo's sales have gone from $400 million/year to a run rate of about $80 million/year, mostly at the expense of EpiFix and yes, Grafix? EpiFix doesn't work as well as Apligraf in the real world? So, why have doctors and hospitals dropped Apligraf over the last few years and switched to EpiFix? because Apligraf works BETTER than EpiFix? Are you that dumb? Is it possible anyone can be that dumb? This is the act of a desperate company whose business is dropping like a rock, being wiped out by more advanced products like EpiFix and Grafix, a company I and others believe are the source of the "tipster" who filed a marketing claim and asked the government to intervene, which they declined to do because there was nothing there, a company many believe are working with shorts of "questionable ethics" because they are desperate to do ANYTHING to save their quickly vanishing business. So sure, the shorts will jump on this "PR" as they have done with all the #$%$, none of which has stuck in a desperate attempt to salvage their large and increasingly underwater short position. Desperate people do desperate things.

  • homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jul 1, 2015 1:52 PM Flag

    Another OSIR long living on Fantasy Island. I will say thiis MM

  • homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jul 1, 2015 1:15 PM Flag

    By the way, when Organogenesis bought these "asets" from SHire, look who was quoted in the PR in 2014:

    In the U.S. alone, more than three million people are suffering from chronic leg and foot wounds. As a physician dedicated to healing these wounds, this is very exciting news," said Robert S. Kirsner, M.D". Yes Dr Kirsner, the same guy who authored the latest "study". WAit, from a 2010 article in Wounds Magazine in the conflict section:. "Dr. Kirsner disclosed that he has received speaker honoraria from Advanced Bio Healing and Organogenesis". fron a 2013 article "The Diabetic Foot", "Robert Kirsner MD is a consultant/advisor for Organogenesis and Shire". I didn't realize he went back to Shire days before Orgo started paying him.

  • homebuilder_watcher by homebuilder_watcher Jul 1, 2015 12:55 PM Flag

    Just to point out what a nitwit Ozark is, the funniest part of Orgnaogensis' "PR" is :
    Product efficacy in controlled clinical trials may not equate to effectiveness in general clinical practice, which is why these types of analyses are so valuable". So, Oraganogenesis belives the FDA should throw out the method used throughout its history to approve new drugs. That is, controlled clinical trials, the gold standard in proving efficicacy and the basis upon which all drugs are approved. But Organogeneis, and the brilliant Ozark believe clinical trials don't prove anything. Tell that to the FDA Ozark. Guess what Ozark, the next Organogeneis "PR" will make the ssme claims about Grafix. Have you thought to ask yourself the question as to why Orgo's sales have gone from $400 million/year to a run rate of about $80 million/year, mostly at the expense of EpiFix and yes, Grafix? EpiFix doesn't work as well as Apligraf in the real world? So, why have doctors and hospitals dropped Apligraf over the last few years and switched to EpiFix? because Apligraf works BETTER than EpiFix? Are you that dumb? Is it possible anyone can be that dumb? This is the act of a desperate company whose business is dropping like a rock, being wiped out by more advanced products like EpiFix and Grafix, a company I and others believe are the source of the "tipster" who filed a marketing claim and asked the government to intervene, which they declined to do because there was nothing there, a company many believe are working with shorts of "questionable ethics" because they are desperate to do ANYTHING to save their quickly vanishing business. So sure, the shorts will jump on this "PR" as they have done with all the #$%$, none of which has stuck in a desperate attempt to salvage their large and increasingly underwater short position. Desperate people do desperate things.

  • Reply to

    Dividend announced

    by homebuilder_watcher Jun 30, 2015 8:42 AM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jul 1, 2015 9:39 AM Flag

    Well, they are looking for strategic acquisitions and given the ties there would seem to make sense. I think some of the mess at Global needs to be fixed if that is going to happen

  • homebuilder_watcher by homebuilder_watcher Jun 30, 2015 8:42 AM Flag

    Increased 10% to 22 cents annualized which is 6.6% yield at current price. Once more facilities are "on line" I look for more increases and then company becomes very attractive add to a larger player.

  • Reply to

    Cashed out today

    by dcxavier Apr 9, 2015 10:51 AM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jun 25, 2015 1:16 PM Flag

    Brogden has zero to do with ADK now. I also hope ADK buys GBCS lorish. They have some decemt properties, that is what Brogden is good at. He just has zero idea hopw to run a company. ADK could add considerably to its bottom lime by adding GBCS' properties and eliminating 100% of its corporate overhead and expenses of running a stand alone public company

  • Reply to

    Medical Device Tax Repeal

    by str8biteforlife Jun 10, 2015 4:46 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jun 12, 2015 7:00 PM Flag

    How bout, that is the most intelligent thing you have ever posted. I am outta hear for a long break. Be back when MDXG is sold..not before.

  • Reply to

    Medical Device Tax Repeal

    by str8biteforlife Jun 10, 2015 4:46 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jun 12, 2015 12:49 PM Flag

    how about,

    U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries

    Earlier this year, Cadillac ran a controversial TV ad that first aired during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was called “Poolside” and featured actor Neal McDonough extolling America’s work ethic over other countries — specifically France.

    Turns out that many of those “other countries” (including France) score better than the U.S. in one key metric not included in Cadillac’s TV spot — healthcare. At least that’s according to The Commonwealth Fund in their latest report “Mirror, Mirror On The Wall — 2014 Update” (pdf here).

    For this year’s survey on overall health care, The Commonwealth Fund ranked the U.S. dead last .

    1. United Kingdom
    2. Switzerland
    3. Sweden
    4. Australia
    5. Germany & Netherlands (tied)
    7. New Zealand & Norway (tied)
    9. France
    10. Canada
    11. United States

    It’s fairly well accepted that the U.S. is the most expensive healthcare system in the world, but many continue to falsely assume that we pay more for healthcare because we get better health (or better health outcomes). The evidence, however, clearly doesn’t support that view.

    he report itself is fairly short (32 pages), but included prior surveys and national health system scorecards as well as data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The report also included a list of major findings — including these:

    Quality: The indicators of quality were grouped into four categories: effective care, safe care, coordinated care, and patient-centered care. Compared with the other 10 countries, the U.S. fares best on provision and receipt of preventive and patient-centered care.

    Access: Not surprisingly — given the absence of universal coverage — people in the U.S. go without needed health care because of cost more often than people do in the other countries.

    Efficiency: On indicators of efficiency, the U.S. ranks last among the 11 countries, with the U.K. and Sweden ranking first and second, respectively. The U.S. has poor performance on measures of national health expenditures and administrative costs as well as on measures of administrative hassles, avoidable emergency room use, and duplicative medical testing.

    Equity: The U.S. ranks a clear last on measures of equity. Americans with below-average incomes were much more likely than their counterparts in other countries to report not visiting a physician when sick; not getting a recommended test, treatment, or follow-up care; or not filling a prescription or skipping doses when needed because of costs. On each of these indicators, one-third or more lower-income adults in the U.S. said they went without needed care because of costs in the past year.

    Healthy lives: The U.S. ranks last overall with poor scores on all three indicators of healthy lives — mortality amenable to medical care, infant mortality, and healthy life expectancy at age 60. Overall, France, Sweden, and Switzerland rank highest on healthy lives.

    erhaps the biggest single takeaway was this one:

    The most notable way the U.S. differs from other industrialized countries is the absence of universal health insurance coverage. Other nations ensure the accessibility of care through universal health systems and through better ties between patients and the physician practices that serve as their medical homes. The Commonwealth Fund “Mirror, Mirror On The Wall — 2014 Update”

    Unfortunately, many still equate “universal healthcare” with “Government run” or “single payer” healthcare. It isn’t (Universal Coverage Is Not “Single Payer” Healthcare — here).

    All of which makes Cadillac’s advertising chutzpah even more brazen. After all, it was just seven short months ago that the Government “bailout” of GM officially ended. One of the more commonly cited reasons for the dire financial predicament of the auto industry giant was always — yup — ballooning healthcare costs. Just as Starbucks SBUX +0.32% spends more on healthcare benefits than coffee beans — GM (at least in 2005) spent more on healthcare benefits than steel.

    The U.S. excels in many areas, but clearly population health (and all its related components) isn’t one of them. N’est-ce pas?

  • Reply to

    Medical Device Tax Repeal

    by str8biteforlife Jun 10, 2015 4:46 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jun 12, 2015 12:47 PM Flag

    vol, I agree there is a funding issue with Medicare. I am talking about how efficient it runs compared to other insurance companies

  • Reply to

    Medical Device Tax Repeal

    by str8biteforlife Jun 10, 2015 4:46 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jun 12, 2015 12:00 PM Flag

    Vol, do you happen to know what the most efficient run insurance is in the US in healthcare (and its not even close)? Medicare.

  • Reply to

    Medical Device Tax Repeal

    by str8biteforlife Jun 10, 2015 4:46 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jun 12, 2015 11:59 AM Flag

    how about, it doesn't surprise me that you are clueless about healthcare as well. Like most Americans you probably think the US has the best healthcare in the world. We are ranked about #23. I have a couple of friends who are CEOs of Fortune 100 companies who lived in Australia for several years who told me healthcare there blows us away and they are both right ring Republicans like most CEOs like Pete. I have friends who retired in Puerto Vallarta..one is a surgical nurse. Tells me hospitals there and healthcare services in general is far better than in the US. You ought to stop watching Sean Hannity and and the like. Not everything is better in the US believe it or not. Try traveling the world and see what its like elsewhere. Competition in healthcare has not resulted in best practices, it has resulted in multi billion dollar insurance companies making billions of dollars, when there is no need for it. if "best practices" means a significant percentage of the population in the wealthiest country on the planet can't get health services, no, there's something wrong with those "best practices". You know what the #1 cause of personal bankruptcies is in our country? Yep, healthcare dent forcing people to file Chapter 7. My bankruptcy lawyer friends love it but I would argue there's something very wrong with that. I didn't realize every other western country in the world was a "socialist" country.

  • Reply to

    William Shakespeare - MDXG

    by volstate57 Jun 11, 2015 2:07 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jun 11, 2015 11:11 PM Flag

    So true volstate. It must suck to be a loser like candy but imagine how its parents feel.

  • Reply to

    Medical Device Tax Repeal

    by str8biteforlife Jun 10, 2015 4:46 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jun 11, 2015 9:41 AM Flag

    vol, problem is not everyone is in. Only by close to 100% participation can the cost come down significantly. Basic actuary stuff. This was not the way to fix the broken healthcare system in the US which is ranked I think last time I looked #23 in the world, for the wealthiest country in the world. That's a disgrace. We should have moved to a single payor system like most of the rest of the western world. There's no need for the entire insurance industry which just adds hundreds of billions of costs to healthcare and adds nothing.

  • Reply to

    Medical Device Tax Repeal

    by str8biteforlife Jun 10, 2015 4:46 PM
    homebuilder_watcher homebuilder_watcher Jun 10, 2015 10:44 PM Flag

    volstate, the latest Gallup poll showed 54% of Americans were satisfied with their Obamacare plan. Doesn't sound great until you read on and see that compares to 52% who are satisfied with their plans through their employers or their own privately obtained policies.

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