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Titan Spine Reaches Milestone of 18,000 Implanted Devices

November 11, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, today announced it has reached 18,000 implantations of its Endoskeleton ® interbody fusion devices since its inception...

Wireless Device Converts 'Lost' Energy into Electric Power

November 7, 2013 4:46 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels ... 

Photos of the Day: This Patch Regrows Bone & Camera Detects Tumors

November 7, 2013 1:17 pm | by MDT Staff | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Iowa have created an implantable bio patch that regrows bone in a living body, using existing cells, and a new camera displays colored structures by means of ...         

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EOS Imaging Buys OneFit Medical

November 5, 2013 2:57 pm | by EOS imaging | News | Comments

EOS imaging, a pioneer in 2D/3D orthopaedic medical imaging, has announced the signing of the acquisition agreement of OneFit Medical, publisher of knee and hip surgery planning software and manufacturer of ...      

DJO Surgical, a DJO Global Company, Announces the First Match Point System™ Shoulder Surgeries

October 31, 2013 7:35 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced the first surgical uses of its Match Point System™ patient-specific shoulder instrumentation in...

Olympic Gold Medalist Megan Rapinoe Joins Forces with DJO Global

October 30, 2013 3:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

DJO Global, Inc. today announced that Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and member of the Seattle Reign FC, a part of the National Women’s Soccer League, is partnering with the medical device company to...

Teleflex to Acquire Vidacare

October 29, 2013 5:00 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Vidacare Corporation, the leading provider of intraosseous (IO)...

SpineDirect, LLC Launches Revolutionary High Quality, Low Cost Spinal Implant Solution

October 25, 2013 1:09 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SpineDirect, an innovative spinal fusion company that boasts a full compliment of spinal fusion products, officially launches its business this week in the US. The company's focus is on the growing demand from hospitals to purchase spinal fusion...

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Will preemption rescue Medtronic from InFuse lawsuits?

October 24, 2013 1:27 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic could avoid a major headache if the courts continue to allow the doctrine of preemption in product liability lawsuits filed over its InFuse bone-growth protein, according to Fish & Richardson principal José Sierra. The InFuse bone growth...

The Pulse: Smelling Salmonella & Biomedical Experiments in Space

October 23, 2013 5:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are designing medical devices for space, diagnosing the undiagnosable, reconstructing vessels in 3D, and smelling salmonella so we don’t get sick with a new ...          

Staying On Top

October 18, 2013 3:28 pm | by Stacey Wiebe, DP Technology | Mori Seiki Usa, Inc., Dp Technology Corp. | Articles | Comments

There is magic in machining. After all, job shops turn daydream concepts into those you can actually touch, and with nary an “Abracadabra” to boot. But Single Source, Inc.—no mom-and-pop job shop by any stretch of the imagination—is a place where parts go to be born.

Positive Results from Factoring Material Properties into Spinal Implant Simulations

October 17, 2013 12:22 pm | by Thomas Mosnier, R&D Manager, Medicrea | Articles | Comments

One of the most promising surgical options for treating spinal injury and deterioration of spinal discs is the use of artificial discs to replace the patient’s natural spinal disc. The materials used in these artificial discs are an important factor in the development...

Toolkit Offers Innovative Data Discovery Resource for Biomedical Researchers

October 17, 2013 12:15 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Biomedical researchers often confront large quantities of information that may be amassed in many forms: vital signs, blood cell counts, lengthy DNA sequences, bar graphs, MRIs, patient demographics, and so much more. How do researchers... 

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Women at Serious Risk for Osteoporosis and Life-threatening Fractures

October 17, 2013 3:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is calling for women to take action now to protect their bone health. Broken bones due to osteoporosis often result in pain, immobility and loss of quality of...

Amedica Launches Valeo II Anterior Lumbar Interbody Spinal Fusion Device

October 15, 2013 2:22 pm | by Amedica Corporation | News | Comments

Amedica Corporation, a biomaterial company, today announced the launch of its new Silicon Nitride Anterior Lumbar (AL) Interbody Fusion Device. The Valeo II AL Interbody Fusion Device includes enhancements that contribute to improved surgeon...

Johnson & Johnson settles another DePuy ASR lawsuit

October 15, 2013 1:17 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson settled another of the thousands of lawsuits it's facing over its recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, according to court records. The lawsuit, MacDonald et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. et al, filed in the...

MedPlast Acquires UK-Based Orthoplastics

October 14, 2013 11:40 am | by PR Newswire | Medplast Inc. | News | Comments

MedPlast Inc., a technology and innovative process leader in manufacturing support for Healthcare markets, announces the acquisition of U.K.-based Orthoplastics, Ltd. Orthoplastics is a leading custom manufacturer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene...

Bringing the Incredible Bionic Man to Life

October 11, 2013 2:59 pm | by Smithsonian Channel | Videos | Comments

Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Co. and the lead roboticist on the project, and James Pope race against the clock as they assemble the Bionic Man. The device parts hail from 17 manufacturers around the world. The Bionic Man...

Photos of the Day: The 'Bionic Man'

October 11, 2013 2:45 pm | by CBSNews24x7 | News | Comments

The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts...  

'Bionic Man' Walks, Breathes with Artificial Parts

October 11, 2013 2:02 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The term "bionic man" was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called "The Six Million Dollar Man" chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt using artificial parts... 

Depuy Synthes CMF Launches Integrated Offerings for Customized Facial Reconstruction

October 11, 2013 11:42 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 TRUMATCH CMF Solutions for facial reconstruction...

Aesculap Awarded Patent for Knee Replacement Technology

October 11, 2013 11:36 am | by Aesculap Implant Systems | News | Comments

Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC, a leading developer of innovative hip and knee implants for Orthopedic surgery, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued Patent No. 8491662 for the post-cam mechanism on the Vega System...

Depuy Synthes Spine Launches New 'mPACT' Program for Fixation and Fusion Procedures

October 11, 2013 11:26 am | by DePuy Synthes Spine | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine* announced the global launch of "mPACT" (medialized Posterior Approach Cortical Trajectory), a program that combines implants, education, clinical research and procedural support for posterior mini open fixation and fusion...

Synflate Vertebral Balloon Designed For Osteoporotic Fractures

October 11, 2013 11:22 am | by DePuy Synthes Spine | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine announced the launch of the new SYNFLATE Vertebral Balloon as part of its portfolio of procedural solutions for the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures, internal breaks in spinal bones that commonly occur...

Creating a Permanent Bacteria Barrier for Implantables

October 11, 2013 10:38 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Any medical device implanted in the body attracts bacteria, proteins, and other microbes to its surface, causing infections and thrombosis (blood clotting) that lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths annually. Devices can be coated...  

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