dj Orthopedics Inc., San Diego, California, a global medical
device company specializing in rehabilitation and regeneration
products for the non-operative orthopedic and spine markets closed
its acquisition of Newmed SAS (Newmed), for cash payments
aggregating approximately $15.4 million on January 2, 2006. The
sellers also could receive up to an additional $1.2 million based
on achievement of certain revenue targets for 2006.