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Bone Marrow-on-a-Chip Unveiled

May 5, 2014 9:46 am | by Harvard's Wyss Institute | News | Comments

The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living...

Studies Identify Spinal Cord Neurons that Control Skilled Limb Movement

May 2, 2014 1:57 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement. The first is a group of excitatory interneurons that are needed to make accurate and precise movements; the second is a group...

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

May 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern...

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Engineers Grow Functional Human Cartilage in Lab

May 1, 2014 2:40 pm | by Columbia Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at Columbia Engineering announced today that they have successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in vitro from human stem cells derived from fat tissue. Their study, which demonstrates new ways to better mimic the... 

Experiment Grows New Muscle in Men's Injured Legs

May 1, 2014 11:15 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries — and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men's own stem cells to regrow new muscle. The research, funded by the...

Ceterix Announces Results From Biomechanical Studies of Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Suturing Device

May 1, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc., a developer of novel surgical tools for minimally invasive soft tissue procedures, today announced positive findings of recent biomechanical studies of the company’s proprietary NovoStitch technology. Adam Anz...

NuVasive Solutions Recognized for Advancing Spine Technology and Patient Care

May 1, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is pleased to announce that the XLIF Anterior Column Realignment procedure was recognized by Becker's Spine...

As Stryker Hip Lawsuits Mount, Company Details Costs Associated with Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II Modular Hip Stem Recall

April 28, 2014 12:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As hundreds of Stryker hip lawsuits continue to move forward in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that Stryker recently released its 2014 first quarter earnings report, which among other things, details costs associated...

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Collagen for the Knee

April 28, 2014 12:16 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute IGB | News | Comments

Five million people suffer cartilage damage to the knee every year in Germany. Cartilage injuries are not only painful; they can lead to osteoarthritis decades later. In the course of the disease, the protective shock absorbing cartilage...

GS Medical USA’s AnyPlus T/PLIF Cage Gets FDA Clearance

April 28, 2014 11:04 am | by GS Medical USA | News | Comments

GS Medical USA, LLC (GSM), a global manufacturer and supplier of spinal implants, instrumentation, and developer of innovative surgical solutions, today announced that the AnyPlus T/PLIF Cage has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

SI-BONE, Inc. Closes $33 Million Growth Capital Financing

April 28, 2014 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that has pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System@, a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device used to fuse the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced today the completion of a $33 million growth capital...

Revolutionary 'Metamaterial' Has Potential to Reshape Neurosurgery

April 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | News | Comments

The development of graphene — a highly advanced metamaterial with many unique and varied properties — may lead to exciting new applications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases, according to a report in the May issue...

New Tricks for Old Dogs: 3D Scanning Veterinary Orthopedic Implants

April 25, 2014 11:18 am | by GKS Services | Laser Design & GKS Global Services | Articles | Comments

With an eye to its teaching mission and updated methods, one company wanted to create a comprehensive training video for its hip replacement surgery procedure. In the past, they had relied on hard copy manuals and PowerPoint presentations...

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Engineers Feel Underpaid & Overworked

April 25, 2014 10:32 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

PD&D recently asked engineers industry-plaguing questions centered on the OEM industry’s cogs, the engineers. As technology continues to move faster than Moore’s law predicted, and unlike the rest of the world who can sit and enjoy the...

Surgeon Gets $10 Million In Whistleblower-Retaliation Settlement

April 25, 2014 9:48 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

The former chairman of UCLA’s orthopedic surgery department will receive $10 million from University of California regents after a settlement was reached Tuesday in a high-profile whistleblower-retaliation case involving Dr. Robert Pedowitz...

Zimmer Buying Biomet in Deal Valued at $13.35B

April 24, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orthopedic device maker Zimmer is buying privately-held Biomet for about $13.35 billion in a move aimed at helping expand its product offerings and services. Even though it is the buyer, Zimmer shares rose more than 17 percent in morning...

Aperion Biologics, Inc. Granted CE Mark for Z-Lig ACL Replacement Device

April 22, 2014 3:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Aperion Biologics, Inc. was granted the CE Mark approval for its lead product, the Z-Lig ACLR device, to be used by surgeons in the European Union and other territories that accept the CE Mark. The Z-Lig is the first engineered biologic...

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)...

Leading Boston-Based Plastic Surgeon Launches New Line of Facial Implants

April 17, 2014 4:41 pm | by Matrix Surgical | News | Comments

Boston’s leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Michael Yaremchuk, has announced a partnership with Matrix Surgical USA to manufacture and distribute his new line of patented facial implants. The craniofacial implant system will be marketed under...

ulrich medical USA Releases New Spinal Implant for U.S. Market

April 17, 2014 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ulrich medical USA, Inc. has announced the U.S. market release of the tezo spine implants for multiple surgical approaches to lumbosacral interbody fusion. "We are experiencing a segmental market shift in the degenerative spine sector...

Medline Acquires Key Spine Surgery Technology from Amendia

April 16, 2014 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To help meet the healthcare industry’s growing demand for comprehensive solutions for cervical spine procedures, Medline Industries, Inc. today announced it has acquired the anterior cervical fusion distraction pin business from Amendia, a...

April 2014 Digital Edition

April 15, 2014 10:03 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs...

Total Knee Implants Demonstrate Normal Feel, Zero Blood Transfusions

April 14, 2014 4:45 pm | by ConforMIS | News | Comments

ConforMIS, Inc., a medical device company pioneering patient-specific orthopedic implants, today announced results from several clinical research studies highlighting the benefits of the iTotal customized total knee replacement. Results were...

Breakthrough Technology Can Repair Severe Tissue Damage

April 11, 2014 11:38 am | by PR Newswire-US Newswire | News | Comments

A breakthrough could speed recovery and limit disfigurement for patients who have suffered large soft tissue trauma – as occurs with serious injury or cancer surgery. By biomedically engineering a muscle flap that includes a patient's own...

Baxano Surgical Receives 510(k) Clearance for the Avance MIS Pedicle Screw System

April 11, 2014 9:41 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Baxano Surgical, Inc., a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing minimally invasive products to treat degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug...   

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