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1. Wright Medical, Tornier Merge in $3.3 Billion Deal -

Wright Medical Group Inc. of Memphis announced Monday, Oct. 27, a merger of the specialty orthopedic company with Tornier N.V., a global medical device company headquartered in Amsterdam that makes and markets joint replacement and soft tissue repair devices.

2. Wright Medical, Tornier Merge in $3.3 Billion Deal -

Wright Medical Group Inc. of Memphis announced Monday, Oct. 27, a merger of the specialty orthopedic company with Tornier N.V., a global medical device company headquartered in Amsterdam that makes and markets joint replacement and soft tissue repair devices.

3. Wright Medical Merges With Tornier In $3.3 Billion Deal -

Wright Medical Group Inc. of Memphis announced Monday, Oct. 27, a merger of the specialty orthopedic company with Tornier N.V., a global medical device company headquartered in Amsterdam that makes and markets joint replacement and soft tissue repair devices.

4. Wright Medical Sees Second-Quarter Loss -

Though Wright Medical Group’s sales increased for the second straight quarter, the company reported a net loss of $53.6 million, or $1.08 per share, in the second quarter.

That compares with a loss of $15.5 million, or 34 cents per share, during the second quarter of 2013.

5. Wright Medical Sees Second-Quarter Loss -

Though Wright Medical Group’s sales increased for the second straight quarter, the company reported a net loss of $53.6 million, or $1.08 per share, in the second quarter.

That compares with a loss of $15.5 million, or 34 cents per share, during the second quarter of 2013.

6. Change on Tap for Many Local Public Companies -

Here’s a snapshot of recent news and developments at some of the publicly traded companies based in Memphis, reflecting the influence these companies have and the shadows they cast both in Memphis and beyond, in industries that range from bioscience to banking.

7. Wright Medical Investing in Arlington -

Just months after relocating its corporate headquarters to Memphis, Wright Medical Group Inc. is planning a $4.3 million expansion of its manufacturing and distribution operations in Arlington.

8. Wright Medical Investing in Arlington -

Just months after relocating its corporate headquarters to Memphis, Wright Medical Group Inc. is planning a $4.3 million expansion of its manufacturing and distribution operations in Arlington.

9. Ellis Joins State Systems As Sales Executive -

Alisa Ellis has joined State Systems Inc. as a low voltage sales executive. She brings 16 years of telecommunications experience to the company, which offers protection products and services, including fire protection equipment, training and cleaning services, as well as technology services such as network integration, cabling systems and wireless support.

10. Wright Medical Buys Solana, Plans to Acquire OrthoPro -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. has closed on its agreement to acquire Solana Surgical LLC of Memphis and has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OrthoPro LLC of Salt Lake City, the company announced Thursday, Jan. 30.

11. Office Occupancy Ends 2013 on High Note -

An unusually strong fourth quarter helped push the overall Memphis office market occupancy rate into positive territory for 2013, according to year-end commercial real estate market reports.

The Memphis market recorded absorption of 225,338 square feet in the fourth quarter – the largest positive absorption the market has experienced during any quarter in more than 10 years – to end the year with positive net absorption of 40,558 square feet, according to CB Richard Ellis Memphis.

12. Wright Medical Buys Solana, Plans to Acquire OrthoPro -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. has closed on its agreement to acquire Solana Surgical LLC of Memphis and has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OrthoPro LLC of Salt Lake City, the company announced Thursday, Jan. 30.

13. Wright Acquires Solana Surgical, Enters Deal for OrthoPro -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. has closed on its agreement to acquire Solana Surgical LLC of Memphis and has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OrthoPro LLC of Salt Lake City.

14. Call Center ‘Gratifying’ for Local Office Sector -

Conduit Global’s announcement this week that it is locating a call center in Shelby County that will employ 1,000 people was a breath of fresh air for local office real estate professionals.

15. Wright Signs Lease for East Memphis Headquarters -

After months of planning, Wright Medical Group Inc. has signed the lease for its new headquarters and is in the process of moving to the wooded office campus at Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis.

16. Banner Year for East Memphis Office Space -

The Memphis office real estate market began showing signs of life in 2013, with the market for Class A office space in the East Memphis submarket fueling the resurgence.

While the city’s overall office market numbers may not appear very strong, the city’s most desired office submarket – East Memphis around Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 – began showing strong signs of improvement in the second half of the year.

17. Wright Medical Division Sale Gets Green Light -

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has given Shanghai-based MicroPort Scientific Corp. the green light to move ahead with its $290 million acquisition of Wright Medical Group Inc.’s knee and hip division.

18. Wright Medical Division Sale Gets Green Light -

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has given Shanghai-based MicroPort Scientific Corp. the green light to move ahead with its $290 million acquisition of Wright Medical Group Inc.’s knee and hip division.

19. Hot-Button Issue -

When the Economic Development Growth Engine of Memphis and Shelby County was formed in 2011, president and CEO Reid Dulberger knew it would take the organization a little time to gain its footing.

At first, EDGE did not have its own staff or its own office, and it lacked financial and operational control of several key component parts, such as the Port of Memphis and Shelby County and the Depot Area Development Corp.

20. Fresh Market, Whole Foods Seek Approval From Boards -

Two planned high-profile grocery stores will be seeking regulatory approval in the coming weeks.

The Fresh Market is applying for a special-use permit from the Land Use Control Board Dec. 12 to convert the existing Ike’s store on Union Avenue into one of the chains upscale grocery stores.

21. Commercial Real Estate Market Reawakens -

After suffering through a prolonged slump, the Memphis commercial real estate market this year began to shake off the rust that gathered during the “Great Recession,” and brighter days could be ahead for the prime markets in the apartment, retail, office and industrial sectors, according to local experts.

22. East Memphis Office Market Continues To Tighten -

Class A office space in East Memphis continues to be a strong performer thanks to the convenience and quality of buildings radiating from the Poplar/Interstate 240 intersection.

“East Memphis is a real bright spot regionally because if you look at the overall Memphis market it is a bit flat,” said Kemp Conrad, president of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services. “The East submarket, especially with Class A space, is very strong and dynamic, with strong tenants and strong institutional ownership.”

23. Wright Medical to Present at Health Care Conference -

Memphis-based Wright Medical Group Inc. will participate in the Credit Suisse 2013 Healthcare Conference Nov. 14.

24. East Memphis Office Market Continues to Tighten -

Class A office space in East Memphis continues to be a strong performer thanks to the convenience and quality of buildings radiating from the Poplar/Interstate 240 intersection.

“East Memphis is a real bright spot regionally because if you look at the overall Memphis market it is a bit flat,” said Kemp Conrad, president of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services. “The East submarket, especially with Class A space, is very strong and dynamic, with strong tenants and strong institutional ownership.”

25. Wright Medical to Present at Health Care Conference -

Memphis-based Wright Medical Group Inc. will participate in the Credit Suisse 2013 Healthcare Conference Nov. 14.

26. Performance Ranges Widely at Local Companies -

Here’s a snapshot of the recent performance of some of Memphis’ publicly traded companies – businesses that cast a shadow far beyond the Memphis city limits in industries including finance, package delivery and bioscience.

27. State Lags for Women in Corporate Positions -

Tennessee’s corporate boards are showing slow growth in gender diversity levels, although rankings are still among the lowest in the nation, according to the latest findings of an annual study.

Expert opinions vary on how strongly the statistics reflect corporate vitality in Tennessee on a broader scale.

28. Industry Spotlight -

An audience of a few hundred people, including investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, clinicians and musculoskeletal industry leaders, is gathering in Memphis this week to network, learn about new business opportunities and hear about companies like Restore Medical Solutions, a Memphis-based medical device startup.

29. Wright Medical to Buy French Biotech Firm -

Memphis-based Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Wednesday, Oct. 16, it has an agreement to buy the French company Biotech International for $75 million.

30. Wright Medical to Buy French Biotech Firm -

Memphis-based Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Wednesday, Oct. 16, it has an agreement to buy the French company Biotech International for $75 million.

31. Wright Medical Buys French Biotech -

Memphis-based Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Wednesday, Oct. 16, it has an agreement to buy the French company Biotech International.

32. Hanging Around -

The Pickering Firm Inc. is the architect and engineer of record for Nike’s massive, 1.7 million-square-foot facility expansion in Frayser.

33. Coopwood Lays Out Future of Health Care -

Health care was the hot topic Thursday, Sept. 19, as nearly 150 people gathered in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium to discuss the current landscape and impending changes in that field.

Health Care: The State of the Industry – one of six seminars in The Daily News’ 2013 Seminar Series – attracted a variety of professionals, most of them from outside the medical realm. They included lawyers, architects, administrative professionals, Realtors, assisted-living specialists and bankers, among others, and most of them were eager to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how it would affect them. Others came to be inspired.

34. Malone Begins Campaign for County Mayor -

Four years after she left elected office, Deidre Malone says she has learned a lot.

And as a result, her second campaign to become Shelby County mayor will be different than the first one four years ago.

35. FDA Rejects Wright’s Augment Bone Graft -

Wright Medical Group Inc. said Thursday, Aug. 8, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected its Augment Bone Graft product for use as an alternative in foot and ankle fusion procedures.

36. FDA Denies Wright Medical Application -

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) – Wright Medical Group Inc. said Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration did not approve its application to use its Augment Bone Graft product as an alternative product for use in foot and ankle fusions.

37. EDGE Approves Incentives for Wright Medical -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. is one step closer to relocating its headquarters to Memphis.

38. EDGE Approves Incentives for Wright Medical -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. is one step closer to relocating its headquarters to Memphis.

39. Wright Medical Group Seeks Tax Breaks to Relocate to Memphis -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. is seeking tax freezes to retain 225 jobs, add 35 new jobs and invest $10.6 million into a new headquarters on Cherry Road in East Memphis.

40. Medical Mergers -

In January, The Medical Group, an adult internal medicine practice in Germantown with seven physicians: Drs. Todd Overby, Alison Pomykala, Richard Jordan, Terinell Beaver, Steven Wener, Mark Castellaw and Dana Wright sold to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. after being independent since 1956.

41. Wright Medical Sells OrthoRecon Unit -

Wright Medical Group. Inc. said Wednesday, June 19, it will sell its hip and knee implants business, OrthoRecon, to a unit of Shanghai-based MicroPort Scientific Corp. for $290 million in cash.

42. Events -

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital will hold a stroke survivor group meeting Tuesday, June 4, at 5 p.m. in suite 250 of Medical Office Building A, 7655 Poplar Ave. Stroke survivors will discuss caregiving issues; partners and family will discuss time and stress management. Call 516-6929.

43. Events -

The Daily News will host its Money and Markets: State of the Economy seminar and panel discussion Thursday, June 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. Craig Dismuke, senior vice president and chief economic strategist at Vining Sparks IBG, will present the keynote. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

44. Events -

West Tennessee Historical Society will meet Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the Wunderlich Auditorium at Memphis University School, 6191 Park Ave. Joe V. Lowry will present “Memphis: Going Through Changes, 1890-1929.” Visit wths-tn.org.

45. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President -

Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.

46. Taxing Decision -

Local medical device manufacturers like Smith & Nephew, Medtronic Inc. and Wright Medical Group Inc. are crossing their fingers that Congress will follow through on a repeal of the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax enacted in January.

47. Shortages Impact Compounding Pharmacies -

In recent years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reported an increase in the number of drug shortages and discontinuations.

The number of drug shortages reported to the FDA gained 41 percent to 251 shortages in 2011, compared to 178 shortages reported in 2010. The agency says it continues to see an increasing number of shortages, including drugs used to treat cancer, anesthetics used for patients undergoing surgery, drugs needed for emergency medicine and injectable drugs. The FDA also has reported a spike in the number of medications that have been discontinued.

48. Towns Named to Southern College of Optometry Board -

Leticia “Tish” Towns, senior vice president of external relations for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been named to the Southern College of Optometry board of trustees. Among her duties at The MED, Towns oversees the development of the hospital’s strategic plan and manages marketing and communications, community engagement, the Traumatic Brain Injury program, government relations and pastoral care.

49. Wright Medical to Buy BioMimetic for $190 Million -

Medical device maker Wright Medical Group Inc. plans to buy BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. in a $190 million cash-and-stock deal to help grow its foot and ankle business.

50. Excise Tax Looms for Local Device Companies -

A new excise tax will be levied on medical devices beginning Jan. 1, and the impact will be significant for medical device companies with a Memphis presence.

Large players like Wright Medical Technology Inc. and fledgling outfits like Arrowhead Medical Device Technologies Inc. are preparing for the 2.3 percent pinch on each device sold in the U.S., including pacemakers and stents, defibrillators, artificial joints, chemotherapy delivery systems, surgical tools and X-ray machines.

51. Packed Week for Entrepreneurs Draws to Close -

The week that’s now drawing to a close is Exhibit A for why a national tech media site co-founder said he and his partner are relocating their operation to Memphis.

Nibletz.com co-founder Kyle Sandler said other cities made strong offers – some of them even willing to pony up more incentives than could be matched by Memphis entities wooing Nibletz, which bills itself as “the voice of startups everywhere else.” But Sandler said he wants to be where the action is, and as he sees it, the entrepreneurial and startup action is in Memphis.

52. Wright Medical Profit Drops in Q2 -

Wright Medical Group Inc. earned a second-quarter profit of $0.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, down from $6.1 million or $0.16 per diluted share in Q2 2011, the global orthopedic medical device maker reported Wednesday, Aug. 1.

53. Shakeup Could Impact Wright’s Q2 -

Wright Medical Group Inc. over the last two years has seen its fair share of restructuring, and some analysts anticipate that realignment, coupled with sales dislocations and customer losses, will likely result in some short-term pain surrounding the company’s Q2 reported earnings.

54. Magna Bank Taps Stewart To Lead SBA Division -

Tom Stewart has been named senior vice president and manager of the small business administration division at Magna Bank. Since joining Magna in March, Stewart has led the bank in obtaining national preferred lending provider status. In his new role, Stewart will oversee all business development activities for the Mid-South along with portfolio management and loan servicing.

55. Wright Q1 Sales, Earnings Decline -

Wright Medical Group Inc. Tuesday, May 1, reported its adjusted net income declined 9 percent to $8.6 million for the first quarter of 2012 from $9.4 million in Q1 2011, while diluted earnings per share, as adjusted, decreased 8 percent to $0.22 in Q1 from $0.24 in Q1 2011.

56. Wright Medical Q1 Income, Sales Decline -

Wright Medical Group Inc. Tuesday, May 1, reported its adjusted net income declined 9 percent to $8.6 million for the first quarter of 2012 from $9.4 million in Q1 2011, while diluted earnings per share, as adjusted, decreased 8 percent to $0.22 in Q1 from $0.24 in Q1 2011.

57. Performance Of Memphis Public Cos. Varies Widely -

Memphis is home to several publicly traded companies that have made an indelible mark on industries ranging from transportation to finance and manufacturing.

Here’s a snapshot of how those companies are faring at the moment. (For a detailed look at AutoZone, see related story, "The Fast Lane.")

58. Wright Medical Q4 Net Sales Fall 8 Pct. -

Wright Medical Group Inc. reported its net sales fell 8 percent to $126.9 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $138.3 million during the same period in 2010.

59. Wright Medical Q4 Net Sales Fall 8 Percent -

Wright Medical Group Inc. reported net sales fell 8 percent to $126.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $138.3 million during the same period in 2010.

60. Wright Medical Q4 Net Sales Fall 8 Percent -

Wright Medical Group Inc. reported net sales fell 8 percent to $126.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $138.3 million during the same period in 2010.

The Arlington-based orthopedic medical device company said U.S. sales in Q4 were negatively impacted by distributor transitions that occurred in Q3, as well as challenges associated with implementing enhancements to the company’s compliance processes.

61. Wright Medical Unveils Pre-Op Ortho Product -

Wright Medical Group Inc. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, announced the 510(k) clearance and limited launch of its Prophecy Inbone Pre-Operative Navigation Alignment Guides for total ankle replacement.

62. Fees Part of Device Industry Transparency -

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent preliminary agreement to work toward more predictable, transparent reviews of new medical implants in exchange for doubling user fees for manufacturers could help stabilize the beleaguered medical device industry.

63. Wright Medical Hires New SVP -

Less than a month after Wright Medical Group Inc.’s former Senior Vice President Frank Bono filed a complaint in Shelby County Chancery Court against his former employer, the Arlington-based orthopedic medical device company has named Daniel Garen its new senior vice president and chief compliance officer.

64. Inconclusive Prognosis -

It was a mixed year of highs and lows for the Memphis area health care industry – which employs one out of seven workers locally – as the nation’s uncertain economy and changing health care system prompted hospital networks and biotech companies to realign, restructure and rethink the way they operate.

65. Wright Medical to Present at Healthcare Conference -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. will participate in the 22nd annual Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference Tuesday, Dec. 13, in New York City.

66. Wright’s Q3 Net Sales Drop 3 Pct. -

Arlington-based medical device maker Wright Medical Group Inc. has reported a 3 percent decrease in net sales for the third quarter, citing distributor changes and challenges connected to implementing enhancements to the company’s compliance processes.

67. Wright Medical Names Tracy Senior Vice Prez -

Wright Medical Group Inc. has announced Julie D. Tracy has been named senior vice president and chief communications officer of the Arlington-based orthopedic medical device company. Her appointment takes effect immediately.

68. Wright Medical Names New CEO -

Just days after Wright Medical Group Inc. announced it would cut its workforce by 6 percent, the Arlington-based maker of orthopedic medical devices on Monday, Sept. 19, announced Robert J. Palmisano will serve as its new president and CEO.

69. Wright Medical Names New CEO -

Wright Medical Group Inc. on Monday announced Robert J. Palmisano will serve as the new president and CEO of the Arlington, Tenn.-based maker of orthopedic medical devices. The appointment by the company’s board went into effect Saturday, Sept. 17.

70. Wright Medical Cutting About 80 Employees -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. plans to cut its workforce by 6 percent, or about 80 employees.

71. Wright Medical Cutting About 80 Employees -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. plans to cut its workforce by 6 percent, or about 80 employees.

72. Wright’s Compliance Officer Resigns -

Another top executive has resigned from Wright Medical Group Inc. Vice president and chief compliance officer Lisa L. Michels resigned from the company Tuesday, Aug. 16, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing signed Friday, Aug. 19, by Wright Medical Interim CEO David Stevens.

73. ‘Business Friendly’ -

Growth is the buzzword in Bartlett and Northeast Shelby County, where the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce is in the midst of the second phase of a comprehensive economic development strategy zeroing in on four growth industries.

74. Wright Medical’s Q2 Net Sales Up 4 Percent -

Wright Medical Group Inc., an Arlington-based global orthopedic medical device manufacturer, on Thursday, July 28, reported its net sales had risen 4 percent in the second quarter, totaling $132.5 million as compared to $127.7 million during the second quarter of 2010.

75. Wright Medical's Q2 Net Sales Up 4 Percent -

Wright Medical Group Inc., an Arlington-based global orthopedic medical device manufacturer, on Thursday, July 28 reported its net sales had risen 4 percent in the second quarter, totaling $132.5 million as compared to $127.7 million during the second quarter of 2010.

76. DeVivo Departure Signals Shift at Smith & Nephew -

Smith & Nephew Inc. said its Memphis-based president of Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Trauma will soon leave the company as part of an organizational restructuring that will combine the company’s Memphis and Andover, Mass., divisions.

77. Wright Medical Announces ArthroCare Distribution Deal -

Wright Medical Group Inc. has announced a supply and distribution agreement with ArthroCare Corp., an orthopedic sports medicine company.

78. Wright Medical Receives Justice Dept. Notice -

Wright Medical Group Inc. on Thursday announced that it received a letter from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey pursuant to Paragraph 50 of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement stating that the USAO believes Wright Medical Group knowingly and willfully breached material provisions of the DPA.

79. Wright Medical Reports Earnings, Resignation of 3 Execs -

As Wright Medical Group Inc. Wednesday reported its net sales had increased 3 percent to $135.4 million in the first quarter of 2011 up from $131.2 million for the same period last year, the company also announced three of its executives have resigned effective immediately.

80. Stevens Replaces Henley as Wright President, CEO -

Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Tuesday its board has appointed Chairman David D. Stevens as interim president and CEO, effective immediately.

81. Stevens Replaces Henley as Wright Medical President, CEO -

Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Tuesday that its board of directors has appointed Chairman David D. Stevens as interim president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

82. Events -

The April 4th Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Commemorative Awards Banquet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Civil rights activist Charles Patrick will receive the Open Door Award. The I Am A Man award recipient and keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright. For more information or tickets, call 859-3364.

83. Haslam Says $10M Research Funding an ‘Investment’ -

University of Memphis president Dr. Shirley Raines couldn’t have picked a more ironic time to lose her voice last week.

84. Research Consortium Tops Haslam’s Memphis Visit -

With his first state of the state address delivered to the Tennessee Legislature Monday, Gov. Bill Haslam now takes the message on the road this week with a series of stops including one Thursday on the University of Memphis campus.

85. Study: Women Underrepresented in Big Tenn. Firms -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A study has found that women remain underrepresented in corporate leadership posts at publicly traded companies in Tennessee.

The report found that more than 91 percent of the 617 corporate directors were men at a time when women made up 48 percent of the Tennessee work force. Of the 72 public corporations, 46 percent had no women directors.

86. Wright Medical Posts Strong Fourth Quarter Sales, Income -

Wright Medical Group, Inc. Thursday reported increased net sales and net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.

87. Wright Medical Posts Strong Fourth Quarter Sales, Income -

Wright Medical Group, Inc. Thursday reported increased net sales and net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.

88. Medical Impact -

The Medical Education & Research Institute has evolved into one of the elite medical training facilities in the country. The center’s list of faculty and students reads like a “Who’s Who” of medicine from all over the world.

89. Smith & Nephew Rumors Continue to Swirl -

Despite Smith & Nephew’s attempts to quash rampant rumors that it’s being targeted for takeover, Wall Street seems to be sticking with the maxim that where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

90. Healthy Industry -

Throughout a prolonged recession and anemic recovery, hospitals and health care companies have given Memphis a powerful antidote to an ailing economy.

They have invested more than a billion dollars in new construction and equipment, expanded operations and kept tens of thousands of people working.

91. Wright Medical Resolves Litigation in France -

Wright Medical Group Inc. has settled all litigation with its former employees in Toulon, France.

The former employees filed claims to challenge the economic justification for their dismissal following the closure of the company’s facility in Toulon.

92. Wright Medical to Expand Via Acquisition -

Wright Medical Group Inc. will look to acquire smaller companies and buy the rights to new technologies as part of its growth strategy.

93. Wright Medical Sales, Earnings Rise -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. on Thursday said it had sales of $121.7 million during its third quarter, a 3 percent increase over the same period a year ago.

94. Omni Visions Deal Headlines Leasing Activity -

Omni Visions Inc. recently signed a new lease at Kirby Gate Business Campus, 2725 Kirby Parkway, for 3,523 square feet.

95. Wright Medical Launches PTO-STIM Injectable Graft -

Wright Medical Group Inc. has announced the full commercial launch of a new bone graft product, PRO-STIM.

96. Department of Defense Funds Wright Product Study -

Wright Medical Group Inc. has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to fund a clinical study of a bone graft substitute product.

97. Wright Latest Orthopedic Firm Hit by Probe -

The agreement between Wright Medical Group Inc. and the U.S. Justice Department that allowed the company to avoid prosecution for allegedly violating the federal kickback statute is the latest run in a series of scandals that has touched all three of the city’s big orthopedic firms.

98. Analyst Downgrades Wright Medical to 'Neutral' -

NEW YORK (AP) — A Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst said Friday orthopedic product makers will face sales and reimbursement pressure over the next several quarters.

99. Wright Settles Federal Probe -

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Thursday afternoon it will pay $7.9 million to the federal government and set up an independent monitor of its consulting arrangements with orthopedic surgeons.

100. Database Threat to Device Industry -

Memphis orthopedics jobs could be lost to foreign competitors if they lift proprietary information about medical devices from a public database proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

AdvaMed, the association that represents medical device companies, has raised the flag about this concern and is asking the FDA to extend the public comment period on the proposed requirement and other regulatory changes.