boston745 Monday, 10/07/19 04:37:51 PM Re: SmokerX post# 26944 Post # of 27051 I think this is more related as it shows that two companies linked by surgeons can lead to M&A. Quote:While Gall says that neither Vertera nor NuVasive were looking for a deal prior to the acquisition, the companies were originally connected through surgeons at Duke and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Ultimately, NuVasive was interested in the technology that Vertera provided and the company was “a great partner for us,” he says. Vertera – with roughly 20 employees – remains based in Atlanta Sintx and Vertera are very similarly sized and Sintx definitely shares surgeons with 1 particular ortho company. But yes Sonny has worked for Confor too.