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Healing Bone Defects Using Regenerative Medicine

June 19, 2014 3:36 pm | by youris.com | News | Comments

Bone is one of the most frequently transplanted tissues. And the demand is rising. Transplants treat large defects like those caused by trauma, complicated fractures, tumor resection or osteoporosis. Conventionally, a piece of bone is...  

Human Bones from the Lab

June 19, 2014 3:26 pm | by youris.com | Videos | Comments

Bone defects, like a damaged femoral head, are usually replaced by metal implants. This has many disadvantages, but now scientists in Germany have created bone material from human stem cells that could bring significant improvement to the...

Developing a Diverse Toolbox for Regenerating Bones – A Q&A with Heike Walles

June 19, 2014 3:16 pm | by youris.com | News | Comments

Bone grafts are among the most sought after tissue transplants in clinical practice. And this demand is expected to rise due to an ageing population. Now, the EU-funded project Vascubone, due to be completed in December 2014, aims at providing...

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Medtech Innovator 2014 Winner Announced

June 19, 2014 10:38 am | by RCT Ventures | News | Comments

267 companies submitted their plans. A panel of investor judges reviewed the entries to select the MedTech Innovator Top 10 Semi-Finalists. The investor judges included Christopher P. Martin, President, RCT Ventures; Ned Scheetz, Founder...

Spinal Devices Developer Secures $64 Million Financing

June 19, 2014 9:46 am | by Benvenue Medical | News | Comments

Benvenue Medical, a developer of minimally invasive solutions for spine repair, announced it completed a $64 million round of financing. The spine company intends to use the proceeds to build its US commercial presence, scale up manufacturing...

Leatt Corporation Introduces Watershed Knee Brace

June 17, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leatt Corporation, a developer and marketer of protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports, including the award winning Leatt-Brace, announced today that its new 3-point...

Engineer to Grow Replacement Tissue for Torn Rotator Cuffs

June 17, 2014 9:15 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A Case Western Reserve University engineer has won a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to grow replacement rotator cuffs and other large tendon groups to help heal injured soldiers and athletes, accident victims and an...

How to Market Your Device

June 16, 2014 9:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Medical devices marketed in the United States are subject to the regulatory controls in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the regulations in Title 21- Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) Parts 1-58, 800-1299... 

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Expanding Orthopedics Inc. Granted a Chinese Patent for its Unique Expandable XPEDT Pedicle Screw System

June 16, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgery, is pleased to announce the grant of a Chinese patent for its XPEDT System...

Spinal Fusion Market worth $6,982 Million by 2020

June 15, 2014 12:23 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Researcher estimates that the spinal fusion market in 2013 was valued at $4,775m across the 10 regions covered in this report, which include the United States (US), France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Brazil, India...

First Biomarkers Found to Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

June 13, 2014 12:12 pm | by European League Against Rheumatism | News | Comments

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) identify a correlation between the presence of biomarkers in the blood, known as micro RNAs (miRNAs), and the development of severe...

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

June 12, 2014 5:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ulrich medical USA, Inc., has announced the U.S. market release of the uCentum Comprehensive Posterior System for open and minimally invasive (MIS) surgical approaches which is intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal...

Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery Markets to Reach $4.6 Billion in 2019

June 9, 2014 10:25 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for medical robotics and computer-assisted surgical (MRCAS) technologies is expected to grow to $4.6 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7%...

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Regenerating Bones with Beer

June 9, 2014 9:05 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

Researchers at the UPM and the CSIC have developed biomaterials for bone regeneration from beer brewing waste. As a result of a research study conducted by researchers from the Centre for Biomedical Technology of Universidad Politécnica de...

Surgeon Performs World’s First Spinal Fusion Surgery Using Customized 3-D Printed Spine Cages

June 9, 2014 7:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The group, a company that specializes in the development of innovative surgical technologies for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies, announced that a surgeon in Lyon, France has performed the world’s first spinal fusion surgery using...

Better Tissue Healing with Disappearing Hydrogels

June 6, 2014 2:50 pm | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

When stem cells are used to regenerate bone tissue, many wind up migrating away from the repair site, which disrupts the healing process. But a technique employed by a University of Rochester research team keeps the stem cells in place... 

Researchers Use Living Systems as a Guide to Develop Advanced Technologies

June 6, 2014 11:39 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

How should we respond to technologies around us that are inefficient, wasteful, pollute our environment, and overburden our health care system? In their latest three three volume "Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration" published with...

Rural Clinics Increasingly Turn to Telemedicine

June 6, 2014 10:40 am | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fifty years in farming had given Tom Soukup a few brushes with his own mortality, but after a cow pinned him against a wall, death felt closer than ever. He lay on the muddy ground and began to pray, every gasp feeling like a stab to the...

The Quest for the Bionic Arm

June 4, 2014 3:34 pm | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations...

The Pulse: Sperm-Inspired Microbots and Seinfeld’s ‘Bro’

June 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re checking out Apple’s Health and Healthkit, developing sperm-inspired microrobots for biomedical applications, wearing the Bro (Manssiere), and growing cartilage from stem cells derived from fat tissue.  

Arthrosurface Implants the First ToeMotion Total Toe in the U.S.

June 4, 2014 9:59 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Arthrosurface, Inc., a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first ToeMotion total toe surgeries with Dr. Carl Hasselman last week at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Hasselman, who has been using the HemiCAP system...

New Challenges/Opportunities for Medical Device Manufacturers Forged by the ACA

June 3, 2014 4:04 pm | by Claudio Bellini, COO, COSMED USA | Blogs | Comments

Amid all the back-and-forth political discussion and controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act, one fact is clear: more people will have access to traditional healthcare services than ever before. And with that reality, it has become...

Joint Implants Without an Expiration Date

June 3, 2014 10:02 am | by Empa | News | Comments

Artificial joints have a limited lifespan. After a few years, many hip and knee joints have to be replaced. Much more complex are intervertebral disc implants, which cannot easily be replaced after their "expiry date" and which up to now...

Photos of the Day: Eliminating the Expiration Date on Implants

June 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Empa | News | Comments

After a few years, many hip and knee joints have to be replaced. Much more complex are intervertebral disc implants, which cannot easily be replaced after their "expiry date" and which up to now have had to be reinforced in most cases. This...

Implanted Bone Infection Prevention

June 2, 2014 3:39 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Hospital germs can be fatal, since they are resistant to antibiotics. As a result, alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand. Fortunately, a German-French research team has been able to develop bone implants that keep...

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