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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...

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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...

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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...  

DePuy Synthes Spine And Brainlab To Advance Image-Guided Spine Surgery

October 10, 2013 8:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine announced it is expanding its collaboration with Brainlab through the worldwide launch of navigation-ready instrumentation for its leading spine systems, and an exclusive global agreement to co-market Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT...

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Innovative Concept for Knee Cartilage Treatment

October 10, 2013 10:07 am | by Swiss National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a material that can be used for the controlled release of a substance when subjected to cyclic mechanical loading. This work, carried out within the context of the National Research Programme "Smart Materials" (NRP 62)...

Invuity® Transforms Visualization in Orthopedic Reconstruction and Trauma Surgery with Eigr™ Saber Waveguide with Yankauer

October 10, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Invuity, a leading developer of advanced visualization devices to transform minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries, today announced the full commercial launch of the Eigr™ Saber Waveguide with Yankauer at the Orthopedic Trauma... 

New Initiative Combines Industrial 3D Printing with Free Medical-Implant Design Software

October 10, 2013 8:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

In a first-of-its-kind offering in North America, C&A Tool (Churubusco, IN) and WITHIN (New York City) have launched a patient-specific, metal-implant design and manufacturing program called WITHIN Medical. The service combines free...

The FDA’s UDI Rule is Final! What Now?

October 8, 2013 12:02 pm | by Ken Koldan, Business Development Manager, FLEXcon | Flexcon | Blogs | Comments

The FDA published the final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) during the UDI Conference in Baltimore, MD and released it on September 24, 2013. This much anticipated rule will provide a consistent way to identify medical devices and ensure that proper safety regulations are being followed.

Torque Fast Series of Disposable Surgical Instruments Launched

October 8, 2013 9:45 am | by ECA Medical Instruments | ECA Medical Instruments | News | Comments

ECA Medical Instruments, a designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting and fixed-driver surgical instruments, unveiled its disposable Torque-Fast instruments for safe and accurate securing of medical device implants...   

FDA Clears Innovative Spinal Fusion Device

October 7, 2013 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Surgeons treating patients with degenerative disc disease may now use a new stand-alone intervertebral body fusion device recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Manufactured by Binder Biomedical Inc., the device presents a complete anterior lumbar fixation system with a simple, one-step locking mechanism.

SpineGuard to Launch Two New Products from Its PediGuard Platform

October 7, 2013 8:45 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SpineGuard announced today that it will launch two new products from its PediGuard platform at this week’s annual scientific meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS), to be held in New Orleans on Oct. 9-12. The new products, XS Classic PediGuard and XS Curved PediGuard...

NuVasive to Exhibit Game-Changing New Products and Procedures at the 28th Annual North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

October 7, 2013 8:33 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, announced today that it will exhibit several game-changing new products and procedurally integrated solutions at the 28th Annual North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, which will be held October 9-12, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.

Trinity Orthopedics is awarded method patent for ITLIF procedure

October 4, 2013 5:21 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Trinity Orthopedics, a spine technology company, today announced the allowance of claims associated with patent 13/160,414 described as Percutaneous Transpedicular Access, Fusion, Discectomy and stabilization system and methods. This is an important step in completing the development of Trinity's Intraosseous Transpedicular Lumbar Interbody (ITLIF) procedure.

NuVasive launches XLIF Decade implant in the U.S.

October 4, 2013 12:33 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

NuVasive Inc. introduced a new implant to be used with its XLIF spinal fusion procedure in the U.S., the XLIF Decade plate. The device is designed to provide surgeons with an option for a single-approach XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion), NuVasive's alternative to traditional spinal fusion procedures.

BioTime Announces Additional Products in Development Based on HyStem® Technology

October 4, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

BioTime today announced that it has initiated the development of two new products based on its HyStem hydrogel technology platform. The first of these new products is ReGlydeTM, a cross-linked thiol-modified hyaluronan hydrogel for the management and protection of tendon injuries following surgical repair of the digital flexor or extensor tendons of the hand.

NuVasive(R) Announces the U.S. Launch of the XLIF Decade(TM) Plate

October 3, 2013 4:39 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is excited to announce the domestic launch of the XLIF Decade™ Plate. The XLIF Decade Plate is the Company's latest advancement in providing surgeon customers with an option for a single-approach XLIF® and fixation.

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