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3D Printing a Healthcare Revolution

May 20, 2014 2:22 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

3D printing is one of those truly disruptive technologies that comes along very rarely. It is remarkable how many different industry sectors it can touch and impact significantly. Healthcare is just one area where it is making a difference...

Plates Give Surgeon Customized Design

April 21, 2014 10:53 am | by DePuy Synthes CMF | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes CMF (Craniomaxillofacial), a leader in skeletal and soft tissue repair and reconstruction and part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of Patient Specific Plates for Mandible (PSPM)...

Top Ten (+1) Disposables Outsourcing Vendor Tips that Save Money

April 17, 2014 3:40 pm | by Donald J. Dobert, President, ATL Medical-Pharmaceutical | ATL (Ad Tape & Label) | Blogs | Comments

Follow these eleven tips. They will save you heartache, frustration, and money. 1. Clearly define your needs and the function of the product. Your vendor may be able to suggest cost efficient ways to improve product quality and lower unit...

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Bringing Original Ideas to Life: The Development of the Credit Card Sized Battery

March 27, 2014 8:09 am | by Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

An object as being as small as a sugar cube is fairly easy to visualize. Similarly, if the reference was to a quarter or dime, the object’s dimensions are apparent. However, if the item described was compared to an 1ICP-063450-2 lithium-ion...

Researchers Develop a Novel Antibacterial Orthodontic Bracket Cement

March 21, 2014 10:13 am | by International & American Associations for Dental Research | News | Comments

At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Mary Anne Sampaio de Melo, from the University...

New Shrinking Gel Steers Tooth Tissue Formation

March 5, 2014 11:30 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

A bit of pressure from a new shrinking, sponge-like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth. The bioinspired gel material could one day help repair or replace...

BPA at Very Low Levels Can Adversely Affect Developing Organs in Primates

February 28, 2014 11:00 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a wide variety of consumer products, such as resins used to line metal food and beverage containers, thermal paper store receipts, and dental composites. BPA exhibits hormone-like properties...

New VeroGlaze Dental Material for Stratasys 3D Printers Delivers Color and Details of Natural Teeth

February 21, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, today announced the immediate availability of VeroGlaze (MED620) dental material for use with its Objet EdenV and OrthoDesk 3D Printers...

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Photo of the Day: A Visual History of 3D Printing

February 12, 2014 11:47 am | by Computer Science Hub | News | Comments

Who knew the loud dot matrix printers of the 1980s, complete with their perforated-edge paper, would give way to sleek 3D printers that can create items ranging from weapons to medical equipment? Let’s take a look at how 3D printing works ...

Calcivis Caries Activity Imaging System Granted CE Mark

February 12, 2014 11:43 am | by Calcivis | News | Comments

Calcivis, a medical devices company focused on revolutionising the management of tooth decay, today announces that its Calcivis® Caries Activity Imaging System has been granted a CE Mark in Europe. A CE Mark is required before ...    

Why Are Consumers Not Using Health Apps?

January 29, 2014 3:12 pm | by Asif Khan, CEO, Caremerge | Blogs | Comments

NPR recently released a great article on health apps and their usage to date. The article refers to a report by IMS Institute for Health Informatics that states that (as per iTunes Store June 2013) there are about 43,689 Apps categorized...

Researchers Patent New Dental Antibacterial Agent

January 22, 2014 11:17 am | by Rhona Schwartz, University of Washington | News | Comments

Four UW School of Dentistry faculty members have received a patent for a new way of using titanium-based materials to fight oral bacteria. The patent culminates several years of work in which the group studied a novel class of substances...

Stratasys 3D Printing Added to 3Shape Implant Planning and Guided Surgery Solution

January 17, 2014 11:49 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, today announced that optimized manufacturing pre-settings for its Objet30 OrthoDesk and Objet Eden 3D Printers have been added to the...

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Photos of the Day: Brushing Your Teeth Online

January 10, 2014 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Kolibree toothbrush sits on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Using Bluetooth wireless, the toothbrush senses how it’s moved and can send the information to an Android phone or iPhone and will be able...

Achieving 3D Visualization for Chairside Dental Assistance Devices with Embedded APUs

January 8, 2014 4:29 pm | by Richard Freitag, White Lion Technologies, and Buddy Broeker, AMD Embedded Solutions | Articles | Comments

Like many technologies in the healthcare domain, the dental assistance device market is moving quickly to embrace 3D visualization at the point of care via a new generation of video- and graphics-optimized touchscreen panels that can be... 

Henry Schein nabs 5 dental businesses from Arseus

January 7, 2014 3:43 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Healthcare giant Henry Schein agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to acquire 5 dental businesses from Belgium-based Arseus, the companies announced this week. Schein is poised to acquire 100% of the assets of dental practice software...  

Next Generation Procedures Tables Set New Benchmark in Efficient, Patient-Focused Design

January 6, 2014 3:56 pm | by Midmark Corporation | News | Comments

As the healthcare industry evolves and places renewed emphasis on patient-caregiver engagement, Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, recently introduced...

Polecam Brings a Clear View of OR Procedures for Surgical Training

January 6, 2014 3:25 pm | by Mel Noonan, Stylus Media Consultants | Articles | Comments

Polecam has gained recognition around the world as a lightweight carbon fiber camera jib used to raise production values in all types of program making. Additionally, some forward thinkers in various medical companies around the world have...

Photos of the Day: Bird's Eye View...of Surgery

January 6, 2014 3:25 pm | by Polecam | News | Comments

Some forward thinkers in various medical companies around the world have recognized the Polecam’s potential for looking over the shoulders of surgeons in the operating theater to give an unrestricted high definition, or even 3D view of...  

Ormco Corporation Unveils Its Strategy To Be The Market Leader In Digital Orthodontic Technology

January 6, 2014 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ormco, a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced orthodontic technology and services, unveiled its strategy today to be the market leader in digital orthodontics. Since 2010, the company has invested more than $50 million in digital...

Henry Schein Completes Strategic Investment in Dental Implant Manufacturer BioHorizons

December 31, 2013 7:19 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced the completion of a 60% equity investment in BioHorizons, Inc., a U.S.-based...

BioElectronics Enters the $20 Billion Dental Market

December 30, 2013 9:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation, the maker of advanced consumer medical devices, announced today that Pros Apac Corporation based in Manila will be the exclusive dental distributor for RecoveryRx® in the Philippines. The global dental equipment...

Align Tech and execs escape finance fraud lawsuit

December 13, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

California dental devices maker Align Technology and 2 of its top executives are off the hook after a federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit accusing the company of misrepresenting its finances and reaping millions through illegal...

New FDA approved pre-surgical treatment for cleft lip/palate

December 12, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Parents and healthcare professionals who care for more than 4,000 cleft lip/palate babies born each year in the U.S. now have a new non-invasive pre-surgical treatment available that research finds is as effective as the established method...

Power Management Systems for Mobile Medical Carts

December 10, 2013 2:21 pm | by Michael J. Mardis, Technical Sales, Hoffman Engineered Systems | Articles | Comments

Most mobile carts feature onboard power systems equipped with single or multiple batteries intended to provide enough energy to run computers, displays, scanners and other devices for extended periods of time without recharging. Power systems...

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