The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. The tail’s flexibility is due to its structure, made up of bony, armored plates, which slide past each other. Researchers are hoping to use a similar structure to create a flexible robotic arm equipped with muscles made out of polymer, which could be used in medical devices.
Study Demonstrates Significant Pain Reduction with DFINE Star Tumor Ablation System in Spinal MetastasesMay 1, 2013 4:40 pm | by DFINE, Inc. | News | Comments
DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, released study results highlighting the clinical benefits of advanced Targeted-Radiofrequency Ablation™ (t-RFA) therapy for the management of patients experiencing painful spinal lesions.
This article offers the personal perspective of an industrial designer in his quest to utilize advanced prototyping technology to enable the fabrication of custom orthopedic prosthetics that not only offered the standard function required of such a device, but also one that reflected the personality and style of its owner.
The newly reformatted MD&M East four day conference running alongside the tradeshow, covers everything you need to know from concept development to supplier management, giving you the essential updates to successfully management every step in the product development efficiently and cost effectively.
Wenzel Spine, a medical device company focused on providing minimally invasive, stand-alone alternatives to traditional spinal fusion, today announced the launch of the VariLift-C Stand-Alone Zero-Profile Expandable Cervical Interbody Fusion Device.
Thomas Edison's spirit for discovery is alive and well at Orthocare Innovations, which the Edison Awards has recognized with its top award in the Science and Medicine–Assistive Device category. Orthocare won the top award for its Magellan microprocessor foot ankle system prosthetic device against tough competition, finishing ahead of products in the category from companies including Medtronic.
Going Under the Knife—Millions of Americans will have surgery this year. Whether it’s the result of an emergency, an exploratory procedure, or even elective, some surgical procedures are more common depending on your age. An infographic by the team at Top Surgeries Graphic - CompHealth.
athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, in partnership with MIT's H@cking Medicine, invites the health care, technology and scientific communities to participate in a Hack-a-Thon on May 4 and 5 at athenahealth's headquarters in Watertown, Mass.
Spine Wave Announces U.S. FDA's 510K Clearance of the StaXx(R) IB System, an Intervertebral Body Fusion DeviceApril 29, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Spine Wave, Inc. a privately held medical device company committed to the development and delivery of high-quality innovative medical devices for the treatment of spinal disorders, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration to...
Amputees are enjoying an improved quality of life with wireless enabled prostheses. The prosthetic sends data to the care-giver to make better informed adjustments, and the patient can even make adjustments from their mobile phone.
Given the number of device applications that involve the transfer of a gas or liquid, it is no wonder pump technology is such a significant part of many healthcare-related products. “Innovation Drives Pump Technology to Meet Today’s Medical Designs” focuses on how today’s medical device demands are being answered by advanced pump technology.
K2M, Inc., the largest privately held spinal device company in the world focused on developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures, today announced another expansion of the company’s U.S. biologics offering with the addition of a new product line to the VESUVIUS™ Osteobiologic Systems.
A new spinal implant developed in Israel, has radically improved the life of at least one patient who, four years ago, believed he would spend his twilight years in constant pain. Seventy-nine-year-old Moshav farmer Yehuda Schwartz suffered from a debilitating back condition common among senior citizens but says, since receiving the implant, he's been given a new lease on life.
Vycor Medical, Inc. announced today it has secured two new patents (2008-518369 and 11/993280) covering its Spinal ViewSite Cervical Access System (VCAS). The addition of these patents brings Vycor's total patent portfolio to 34 issued and 21 pending. The Company's...
Meeting Announcement: July 24-25, 2013 Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory CommitteeApril 25, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments
On July 24, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Kineflex/C Cervical Artificial Disc sponsored by SpinalMotion. The Kineflex/C is a metal-on-metal (cobalt chrome molybdenum alloy) cervical total disc replacement device.
Ergoresearch Ltd. and Victhom Human Bionics Inc. announced today that the Superior Court of Québec has issued a final order approving the previously-announced plan of arrangement relating to the acquisition by Ergoresearch Inc., a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Ergoresearch, of Victhom.
Medstrat, Inc., a leading provider of picture archiving and communications system (PACS) technology to Orthopaedic practices and hospital systems, announced today that it has posted the terms of the Settlement Agreement by which Merge Healthcare dismissed its November 14, 2012 lawsuit filed against Medstrat.
This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval.
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...
The FDA’s UDI rule is on its way and will impact virtually everyone in the industry in one way or another. While the rule has its benefits, getting to compliance will not be achieved overnight. This article provides an overview of the direct part marking technologies required to comply with the UDI rule and offers a solution that addresses the shortcomings of several other technologies.
Healthcare's First Direct Contracting Market Launches Today; Will Offer Mutually Beneficial Approach for Hospitals and SuppliersApril 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...
Newly formed NovoPedics, Inc., has received a commitment of up to $500,000 from Foundation Venture Capital Group to advance its development of an implantable meniscus replacement/regeneration medical device. Currently in the United States, the treatment options for pain after meniscectomy are limited to replacement with allograft (cadaver) tissue, bone realignment surgeries and knee replacement surgery...
Stryker Orthopaedics has become aware of potential issues associated with internal processes for planning cases and producing ShapeMatch Cutting Guides. The parameters of the manufactured cutting guides did not meet the surgeon’s pre-operative planning parameters entered via the web application.
The bombs that made Boston look like a combat zone have also brought battlefield medicine to their civilian victims. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has sharpened skills and scalpels, leading to dramatic advances that are now being used to treat the 13 amputees and nearly a dozen other...
A Chicago jury this week jury ruled in favor of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), rejecting a patient's claims that the company was liable for injuries she allegedly sustained after receiving the metal-on-metal ASR XL hip implant. Legal News,