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Depuy Synthes Spine Launches New Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion System

October 24, 2012 11:21 am | by DePuy Synthes Spine | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine today announced the launch of the ACIS™ Anterior Cervical Interbody Spacer System (ACIS System), a comprehensive set of spacers and instrumentation for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). The announcement was made here at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 27th annual meeting, where the company is featuring the ACIS System alongside the ZERO-P® VA...

The Role of Coatings in Orthopedic Instrumentation

October 17, 2012 4:07 pm | by Don Garcia | Boyd Coatings Research, Inc. | Articles | Comments

High-performance coatings are being used across just about every device sector and on a variety of devices. Coatings can make components and the devices themselves stronger, safer, and more cost effective. This article looks at PVDF coatings and the array of benefits they offer when used on orthopedic tools.

ConforMIS Launches Next Generation of Only Patient-Specific Total Knee Replacement Implant System Available on Market

October 3, 2012 11:33 am | News | Comments

ConforMIS, Inc. today announced the commercial availability of its iTotal® G2 Knee Replacement System, the only patient-specific total knee replacement (TKR) available on the market today. The iTotal G2 is the next generation version of the iTotal which was FDA cleared in January 2011 and launched into limited surgeon release in May 2011.

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Depuy Mitek Launches Next Generation Rotator Cuff Anchor

October 2, 2012 11:07 am | News | Comments

DePuy Mitek, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices, announced the launch of the HEALIX ADVANCE™ Family of Suture Anchors, a comprehensive new system of rotator cuff anchor and instrumentation solutions.

Depuy Mitek Launches Endurance Hip Solutions

September 27, 2012 3:14 pm | by DePuy Mitek | News | Comments

DePuy Mitek, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices, announced the launch of ENDURANCE Hip Solutions, a new system of instruments and devices that marks the company’s entry into the rapidly growing field of hip arthroscopy.

IlluminOss Medical Secures $28 Million Series C Financing for Minimally Invasive Bone Fracture Repair

September 27, 2012 9:59 am | by IlluminOss Medical Inc. | News | Comments

IlluminOss Medical, Inc., the company pioneering photodynamic orthopedic implants, announced today that it has secured a $28 million Series C round of venture capital financing. Tekla Capital Management, the registered investment advisor to H&Q Life Sciences Investors and H&Q Healthcare Investors (together, the “H&Q Funds”), based in Boston, MA, and Life Sciences Partners...

Back pain solution to be revealed at Pharmacy Show

September 27, 2012 9:44 am | by Rophi Cushions | News | Comments

An innovative back pain relief device which could dramatically reduce one of the UK’s most common medical complaints will be showcased at the Pharmacy Show 2012. Rophi Cushions Ltd will be exhibiting the Rophi Cushion – a posture improving, pain relieving cushion which alleviates spinal stenosis by aligning the spine and pelvis whilst the user is asleep.

Amedica Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for a Second Generation Interbody Fusion Device System

September 27, 2012 9:38 am | by Amedica Corporation | News | Comments

Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive medical device manufacturer, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to legally market a second generation family of cervical and lumbar interbody fusion devices (IBF) manufactured with the company's proprietary Silicon Nitride biomaterial.

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Building a bionic ankle with iWalk and Cogmedix | Disruptors

September 24, 2012 8:20 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

In this episode of Disruptors, we talk to Tim McCarthy, CEO of iWalk and Matt Giza, Vice President of Cogmedix about building iWalk's revolutionary bionic prosthetic system for the ankle and lower foot, the BiOM.

Nexxt Spine is Granted FDA Clearance for New Spinal Implants Made of Solvay’s Zeniva PEEK

September 19, 2012 10:54 am | by Solvay Specialty Polymers | News | Comments

Nexxt Spine LLC, a Fishers, Ind.-based manufacturer of spinal implants and instrumentation, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Honour™ cervical spacer and lumbar spacer implants made of Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) rods from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC. Zeniva® PEEK – part of Solvay’s line of Solviva® Biomaterials...

Alphatec Spine Releases Alphatec NEXoss Nanostructure Bio-Active Matrix and Announces the First Patient Implant

September 18, 2012 10:43 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIRE | News | Comments

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, announced today the first clinical use of Alphatec NEXoss, a next generation synthetic bone graft indicated for use in posterolateral spine fusions...

K2M Receives Pediatric Clearance for MESA & Rail 4D Spinal Systems

September 18, 2012 9:33 am | by K2M | News | Comments

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 that it has received an additional clearance to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The pediatric clearance applies to the company’s MESA® Deformity (ø5.5 mm)...

Corentec America Launches New Lospa Knee System

September 14, 2012 3:42 pm | by Corentec America | News | Comments

Corentec America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seoul-based Corentec Co., Ltd., has announced that the Company has received FDA clearance to market the its novel Lospa Knee System® in the United States. The innovative Knee Joint Replacement System is available now, along with the currently available Total Hip Replacement System, and a Pedicle Screw System for spine.

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Silicon Nitride Demonstrates Statistical Superior Osteointegration and Anti-Infective Biomaterial Properties

September 14, 2012 3:19 pm | by Amedica Corporation | News | Comments

Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive implant manufacturer, announced today the publication of two peer-reviewed studies conducted at Brown University that demonstrate the superior osteointegration and bacterial-resistant properties of its proprietary Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) biomaterial when compared to poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK) or titanium (Ti).

Published Data Enables Significant Expansion of Biomaterial Claims for Amedica’s FDA 510(K)-Cleared Devices

September 14, 2012 3:14 pm | by Amedica Corporation | News | Comments

Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive implant manufacturer, announced today the expansion of biomaterial claims for its FDA 510(k)-cleared Valeo® Interbody Fusion Devices. The expansion of these claims focus on the innate properties of the Company’s proprietary Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) biomaterial, which has been proven to provide superior osteointegration and anti-infective capabilities...

First Of Its Kind ARAMIS Cervical Disc Prosthesis—Revolutionary Cervical Disc Design Incorporates MOTIS High Performance Polymer to Reduce Wear Rate & Extend Service Life

September 11, 2012 9:36 am | by OSIMPLANT | News | Comments

OSIMPLANT today announced its selection of MOTIS® polymer (from Invibio® Biomaterial Solutions, the market leader in providing PEEK-based biomaterials to medical device manufacturers around the world), for its CE marked ARAMIS cervical disc prosthesis. The groundbreaking device is the first to incorporate an inlay made from carbon fiber-reinforced MOTIS polymer.

Memphis medical device start-up launches new surgical solution for ‘hammertoe’ deformity

September 10, 2012 2:52 pm | by PR NewsChannel | News | Comments

When podiatric surgeon Scott Roman, DPM, of the Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia in Atlanta designed a new device for surgical repair of proximal interphalangeal joint flexion deformity, the often painful condition known as “hammertoe,” a professional associate urged him to contact Patrick Mullaney for assistance in launching the device. After all, Roman needed to stay focused on his thriving practice...

K2M Launches SERENGETI Complex Spine Minimally Invasive Retractor System at Scoliosis Research Society 47th Annual Meeting

September 5, 2012 3:16 pm | by K2M | News | Comments

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 the launch of the SERENGETI® Complex Spine Minimally Invasive Retractor System at the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) 47th Annual Meeting in Chicago.

New Era Starts as ReWalk Exoskeleton Technology is Available to Take Home

September 4, 2012 4:10 pm | News | Comments

Exoskeleton technology leader, ARGO Medical Technologies, along with mobility solutions provider, Cyclone Technologies, announced today that Claire Lomas has become the first person to take home an exoskeleton system for personal use. Claire demonstrated her personal ReWalk™ at the annual International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) meeting held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center.

Tibion Introduces World's First Wireless 'Bionic Leg'

August 29, 2012 10:42 am | News | Comments

Patients who can't use their legs from the effects of multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, partial spinal cord injury and other debilitating conditions have been given a new 'leg up' with the introduction of the only wearable, lower limb, robotic trainer activated by the patient's intent to move - the Tibion Bionic Leg.

Kimberly-Clark’s Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain Now Health-Insurance-Reimbursed by New Jersey Insurer

August 27, 2012 9:34 am | by Kimberly-Clark | News | Comments

Kimberly-Clark announced today that its SInergy Cooled Radiofrequency (RF) System, has become eligible for reimbursement under a new sacroiliac joint denervation policy* adopted by Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer. The policy, which provides coverage for sacroiliac joint denervation for those patients diagnosed with chronic sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain, temporarily destroys the nerve endings to the sacroiliac joint.

Court decision in Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft lawsuit allows case to move forward

August 24, 2012 9:11 am | News | Comments

Yesterday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Paul Linfield ruled that a lawsuit regarding Medtronic INFUSE Bone Grafts will take those injured by the medical product one step closer to having their day in court. The decision allows the lawsuit filed by a woman who experienced debilitating problems after having a surgery in which a Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft was used in her neck to proceed.

Alphatec Spine Launches New MIS Device, the BridgePoint Spinous Process Fixation System

August 23, 2012 2:12 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIRE | News | Comments

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, announced today that it has launched its newest Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) device, which is called the BridgePoint Spinous Process Fixation System.

K2M Strengthens Minimally Invasive Spine Portfolio with Announcement of Neuromonitoring Technology at 2012 WCMISST Conference

August 16, 2012 3:09 pm | by K2M | News | Comments

K2M, Inc., a spinal device company developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures, today announced a partnership with Cadwell Laboratories, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of diagnostic and monitoring products for neurophysiology, to provide a neuromonitoring solution for the company’s RAVINE® Lateral Access System.

Lanx Announces U.S. Patent Granted for ASPEN MIS Fusion System

August 15, 2012 12:25 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIRE | News | Comments

Lanx(R), Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative devices for spinal surgery, announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today granted patent #8241330 for the ASPEN(TM) MIS Fusion System technology, designed to support spinal fusion.

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