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Home Healthcare Presents Design Challenges

July 2, 2013 11:54 am | by Ryan Striker, P.E., Electrical Engineer, Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

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 Starts Clinical Study Using Polymeric Bone Stimulating Membrane for Dental Implants

June 21, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

3-D Printing Goes from Sci-Fi Fantasy to Reality

June 2, 2013 9:37 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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Digital Chest Tomosynthesis Possible Lung Cancer Screening Tool

May 29, 2013 9:37 am | by International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer | News | Comments

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.

A Material Argument: Ceramic Injection Molding

May 13, 2013 3:17 pm | by Dr. Rachael Ambury, Sales and Applications Engineer, Morgan Technical Ceramics. | Morgan Technical Ceramics | Articles | Comments

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.

Meeting Announcement: July 18, 2013 Dental Products Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

May 13, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

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.

OrthoAccel® Technologies Introduces New AcceleDent Aura® to U.S. and Canadian Markets

May 6, 2013 10:20 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

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....

Novation Awards Three-Year Contract for Carestream’s Radiology, Cardiology Healthcare IT Solutions    

May 1, 2013 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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...

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3v07 Medical Advertising Introduces Social Anthropology Product

April 23, 2013 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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 Suppliers

April 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 Placements

April 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...

Demonstration: Adaptive Material Inspired by Tears

April 8, 2013 3:33 pm | by Kristen Kusek, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | Videos | Comments

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.

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Researchers Design New Adaptive Material Inspired by Tears

April 8, 2013 11:42 am | by Kristen Kusek, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

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 Opts Out of Dental Business Sale

April 1, 2013 5:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

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 Website

March 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 Switzerland

March 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 8

February 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.

Heraeus Expands Its Venus White Line of Whitening Maintenance and Oral Care Products

February 15, 2013 1:48 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

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.

Sirona Gains Despite Flat profits

February 14, 2013 3:10 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

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.

The Design and Manufacture of DentalVibe Injection Comfort System

July 17, 2012 3:46 pm | by BING Innovations | Articles | Comments

No more painful dental injections. That would be music to the ears of millions of people in the U.S. and around the world who fear going to the dentist. According to studies from the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington Dental School in Seattle, upwards of 50 million Americans avoid the dentist due to their fear of pain. Most often, it’s the pain associated with dreaded dental injections. The fact is that dentistry itself doesn’t hurt – injections do.

Manufacturing Source Provides Product Enhancements And Precision Machining Of 22 Different Components

July 2, 2012 4:36 pm | by Liam Quirke | Marshall Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Marshall Manufacturing Company was chosen by Dr. Emil Verban to manufacture the patented Drillstops®, which increase the safety and precision of dental implant procedures. In use, a tiny set-screw locks the stop to the drill bit, the stop rotates with the drill bit while avoiding tissue damage as the drill penetrates the bone.

DENTSPLY Implants launches ATLANTIS Abutment for the ANKYLOS Implant System in North America

April 25, 2012 5:47 am | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After the recently announced union of DENTSPLY Friadent and Astra Tech Dental into the new company DENTSPLY Implants, DENTSPLY Implants North America announces its first product release with the expansion of the ATLANTIS...

Carestream Health Earns 47 U.S. Patents in 2011 for Advances in Radiology, Dental and Molecular Products

January 13, 2012 5:20 am | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carestream and its subsidiaries were awarded 47 patents in 2011 for innovations in its radiology imaging and healthcare IT, dental imaging and molecular imaging products from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These new patents include...

AcceleDentâ„¢ System, Used for Accelerated Orthodontic Tooth Movement, Receives United States FDA Clearance

November 22, 2011 5:49 am | News | Comments

HOUSTON, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc., developer of the AcceleDent™ System, an appliance designed to accelerate orthodontic treatment, announced that it has received FDA clearance and is preparing to launch the product throughout the United States.

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