While machining may not be specified as much as it once was in the medical device industry (outside of the orthopedic realm, that is), it is still very much a necessary component fabrication process for this industry. In fact, machining is being utilized across an array of device sectors, from surgical tools, fixation devices, and dental implants to components for medical pumps, instrumentation, and implantables.
Traditionally, dentists have made dental impressions by having patients bite down on a moldable silicone material. In the early 2000s, a group of researchers from MIT and business students from Harvard University began working to commercialize a novel handheld scanner — with MIT roots — that could digitally capture three-dimensional images of the inside of a patient’s mouth.
Dentsply International managed to boost its 2nd-quarter profits despite flat sales, saying headwinds in Europe will push down its earnings for the rest of the year. York, Pa.-based Dentsply posted profits of $87.2 million, or 60¢ per share, on sales of $761.0 million for the 3 months ended June 30. That represents bottom-line growth of 8.0% on a 0.3% sales decline.
Healthcare regulators in the U.K. revived a 10-year-old equipment concern regarding certain Carestream Health intra-oral dental X-ray units, warning that there may be devices out there that haven't received necessary "modification" to mitigate a falling equipment risk.
PM Industry Recognizes Orthodontic Appliances for Groundbreaking Contributions to Development of MIM TechnologyJuly 24, 2013 11:32 am | by Metal Powder Industries Federation | News | Comments
Innovative designs have led to a great many orthodontic appliances having effective geometries and performance characteristics, while the cost effectiveness of this sustainable, high-value process greatly expanded the use and availability of such dental treatments to a broader segment of the population. Over the years, MPIF’s Design Excellence Awards Competition has awarded prizes to various entries.
To unlock the potential of more frequent therapy, medical devices must move out of the doctor’s office and travel with patients to their homes and offices. But, this great opportunity is not without its challenges. The same patient who stands to reap great benefit from a home medical device may instead endanger themselves by applying the device incorrectly.
RegeneCure announced today the start of a clinical study using the company's proprietary AMCA Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) Dental Membrane as a bone stimulating aid for patients requiring dental implants. A common problem encountered when patients have a tooth replaced with a dental implant is the lack of sufficient bone volume to house the implant.
Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate molds. And earlier this year, Cornell University researchers used a 3-D printer, along with injections of a special collagen gel, to create a human-shaped ear.
Digital chest tomosynthesis (DT), a tomographic technique, may offer an alternative to CT screening. A recent study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO), concludes that digital chest tomosynthesis holds promise as a first-line lung cancer screening tool.
Ceramic injection molded products are increasingly being used in the manufacture of innovative medical components and devices, thanks to the unique range of material and performance attributes. In this article, the material, its key features, and the growing range of applications for which it is suited are highlighted.
On July 18, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the proposed regulatory classification for dental devices known as Endosseous Dental Implants (Blade-form), one of the remaining preamendments Class III devices. The Class III blade-form endosseous dental implant is a device placed into the maxilla or mandible and composed of biocompatible material with sufficient strength to support a dental restoration.
HOUSTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to follow a remarkable path of innovation and growth, OrthoAccel® Technologies has announced the availability of their newest product, AcceleDent Aura, to orthodontic practices throughout the United States and Canada....
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2013--Carestream has been awarded a three-year agreement by Novation, a leading healthcare supply chain expertise and contracting company, to offer CARESTREAM Vue RIS+PACS, CARESTREAM Cardiology PACS and CARESTREAM Vue for Vendor-Neutral Archive to the...
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Healthcare advertising is seeing more medical device companies going direct to consumers thanks to the effectiveness of the Internet in reaching people looking for answers online to their medical conditions. This has made it important for...
Healthcare's First Direct Contracting Market Launches Today; Will Offer Mutually Beneficial Approach for Hospitals and SuppliersApril 22, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
IRVING, Texas, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today aptitude announced the launch of the healthcare industry's first online direct contracting market, a one-stop destination designed to complement a hospital's existing contracting model or provide an alternative for those looking...
Innocoll enters into Exclusive Licensing and Distribution Agreement with Biomet 3i for CollaCare@ Dental product range.April 17, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Innocoll, Inc. announced it has entered into an exclusive License and Distribution Agreement with Biomet 3i for its range of CollaCare Dental products. This agreement covers all global territories outside of China and ASEAN, which have been previously partnered. The CollaCare products were...
European Dental Biomaterial Revenues Will Grow To Over $375 Million In 2021, In Line With Rising Dental Implant PlacementsApril 10, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the European market for dental biomaterials will see strong expansion through 2021 as their use increases alongside dental implant procedures, which often incorporate dental...
As demonstrated in these videos, sitting at rest, the adaptive and multifunctional material is smooth, clear and flat; droplets of water or oil on its omniphobic surface flow freely down its surface. Stretching or bending it makes the fluid surface rougher. The rough surface is opaque, and also confers the ability to precisely control the movement of water or oil droplets.
Imagine a tent that blocks light on a dry and sunny day, and becomes transparent and water-repellent on a dim, rainy day. Or highly precise, self-adjusting contact lenses that also clean themselves. Or pipelines that can optimize the rate of flow depending on the volume of fluid coming through them and the environmental conditions outside.
Biomet said it plans to hold onto its dental business after all, having mulled divesting the unit over the past 10 months. Last June the privately held orthopedics giant said it was testing the waters of a possible sale or spinout for Biomet 3i.
Jensen Dental Announces Launch of the Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution; Includes New CAD/CAM Software and WebsiteMarch 12, 2013 10:54 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
NORTH HAVEN, Conn., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jensen Dental announced at their Jensen Education Day in Chicago the launch of the Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution, formerly known as the Jensen Digital Solution. The Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution is a validated and complete...
Natural Dental Implants™ Announces Availability of the REPLICATE™ Non-Surgical Tooth Replacement System in Germany and SwitzerlandMarch 12, 2013 1:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
BERLIN, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Berlin-based Natural Dental Implants AG, the developer of the REPLICATE™ Non-Surgical Tooth Replacement System, today announced the availability of the system to customers in Germany and Switzerland. The product will become...
Remedent Announces Exclusive Agreement With Biotech Medical Aesthetic SAS in Reference to Its Product River 8February 18, 2013 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Remedent, Inc. (OTCBB: REMI), an international company specializing in research, development, and manufacturing of oral care and cosmetic dentistry products, announces its exclusive agreement with Biotech Medical Aesthetic SAS for distributing its River 8 veneers worldwide.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. , Feb. 15, 2013 /- Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that it has expanded the scope of its Venus White line to include four new oral care and whitening products that will become part of the Venus Whitening and Oral Care family of products.
Dental device company Sirona Medical Systems reports 1st-quarter sales of 5.5% and flat profit growth. Sirona Dental Systems (NSDQ:SIRO) reported flat profits for its fiscal 1st quarter, but that didn't faze investors, who sent share prices up nearly 4% this week.