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Tennessee Hip Replacement Patient Files Suit Against DePuy For Alleged Debilitating Injuries

January 23, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kathryn E. Barnett of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that Paul McCurley of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson...

KFx Announces the Upcoming Publications of Results on Its APPIANFx Femoral Implant for ACL Reconstruction

January 20, 2012 5:19 am | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KFx announces the upcoming publications of results on its APPIANFx Femoral Implant for ACL Reconstruction at the upcoming ORS (Orthopedic Research Society 2012 Meeting) meeting February 4th-7th in San Francisco, CA. “We believe this is a first...

Indiana's medical device industry is fifth largest in U.S. generating $10 billion annually

January 20, 2012 4:41 am | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., - According to a report released today by BioCrossroads, the medical devices industry is one of Indiana's most valuable economic assets employing over 20,000 people, and generating more than $10 billion of annual economic output. The first of its kind report...

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US Trauma Device Market to Show Moderate Growth Reaching Nearly $3.8 Billion by 2016

January 13, 2012 5:30 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the United States trauma device market, will grow at a steady pace through 2016. Pricing pressures from the increasing influence of group...

Biomet Receives FDA Clearance for Two New Products: E1 Humeral Bearing for the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System and the Comprehensive Segmental Revision System

January 13, 2012 5:00 am | News | Comments

WARSAW, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biomet, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of orthopaedic and biotechnology products, today announced clearance of two new products by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA): the E1® humeral bearing for use with the...

Ellipse Technologies Announces First US Implantation of the PRECICE Remote-Control Limb Lengthening Device

January 9, 2012 5:32 am | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ellipse Technologies, Inc. (“Ellipse”) announced today that the first implantations of the PRECICE Limb Lengthening device in the United States were successfully performed in December by Dr. Dror Paley, Director of the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute...

Wright Medical Group, Inc. Announces the Launch of New Foot and Ankle Products

January 6, 2012 5:28 am | News | Comments

ARLINGTON, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wright Medical Group, Inc., a global orthopaedic medical device company, today announced the launch of the ORTHOLOCâ„¢ 3Di Ankle Fracture System and the QUICKDRAWâ„¢ Knotless Soft Tissue Fixation System.

U.S. Orthopedic Biomaterials Market to Approach $4 Billion in 2016

January 6, 2012 5:06 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the US market for orthopedic biomaterials will grow at an average of just under seven percent per year, to total approximately $4 billion by 2016.

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Stanmore Implants receives European approval for silver modular implant technology

January 6, 2012 4:38 am | News | Comments

Stanmore Implants (“Stanmore”), specialists in the design and manufacture of implants for complex orthopaedic reconstructions, announces it has received a European CE mark for its ionic silver treated massive endoprosthesis tumour system (“METS”) modular implant system.

Inertial Measurement Sensing Technology Enables Surgical Precision

January 3, 2012 10:31 am | by Bob Scannell | Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Recent innovations in computer-assisted surgery are pushing the boundaries of modern medicine to new and exciting frontiers. As conventional surgical instrumentation continues to give way to advanced console- and camera-based systems, surgeons are able to operate on patients with exceptional precision.

Mazor Robotics Enters US Spine Ambulatory Surgery Center Market

December 21, 2011 6:20 am | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mazor Robotics Ltd., the leader in innovative surgical robots and complementary products for spine surgery, announced a purchase agreement with NSH Michigan, Inc. The Renaissanceâ„¢ system will be installed at NSH Michigan, Inc.'s affiliate...

MedShape, Inc. Awarded U.S. Patent for Deploying Shape Memory Polymer Devices in Medical Applications

December 15, 2011 5:18 am | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced that it has been granted a patent from the United States Copyright and Patent Office for its innovative shape memory polymer based technology.

VertiFlex, Inc. Completes Enrollment of the Superion Pivotal IDE Clinical Trial

December 14, 2011 4:16 am | News | Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VertiFlex®, Inc., a leading innovator of minimally invasive and motion preserving spinal surgery technologies, today announced the completion of enrollment in its pivotal IDE clinical trial of the Superion® Interspinous Spacer (ISS).

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Soteira Inc., Obtains 510(k) Clearance for Shield Kyphoplasty System

December 13, 2011 5:17 am | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Soteira Inc., today announced the 510(k) clearance of the Shield Kyphoplasty System. Soteira Inc. President and CEO, Larry Jasinski, stated “The Shield Kyphoplasty System includes a unilateral, steerable cavity creator and a self expanding stent-like implant...

Depuy Orthopaedics Receives FDA PMA Approval for New AOX Antioxidant Polyethylene

December 12, 2011 8:42 am | News | Comments

WARSAW, IN – December 12, 2011 – DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (DePuy) has received Premarket Approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of the new AOX ™ Antioxidant Polyethylene material with its SIGMA® Rotating Platform Knee System and LCS® COMPLETE® Mobile Bearing Knee System.

Exactech Continues to Expand Spine Portfolio with Comprehensive Solution to Posterior Cervical Fusion

December 12, 2011 4:20 am | News | Comments

GAINESVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exactech, Inc., a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products for hip, knee, shoulder, spine and biologic materials, announced the full market launch of its Gibralt® spinal system at the Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting this week.

Amp Orthopedics Initiates Clinical Trial in Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

December 8, 2011 4:34 am | News | Comments

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amp Orthopedics, a privately held medical device company, announced the initiation of a clinical trial in adults with mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA) to determine the safety and effectiveness of the company's non-thermal pulsed radio frequency (PRF) technology...

Depuy Spine Launches New System for Neuromuscular Scoliosis

December 8, 2011 4:30 am | News | Comments

RAYNHAM, MA – December 6, 2011 – DePuy Spine, Inc. today announced the launch of the EXPEDIUM® Neuromuscular System, a new modular system of pre-contoured rods and proximal connectors, open and closed iliac screw designs and wires, designed to help surgeons...

LDR Receives Approval to Market Two New Stand-Alone Spine Products in China

December 5, 2011 4:43 am | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LDR, a privately held medical device company offering innovative spinal implants for both non-fusion and fusion applications, announced that it has received approval to market two innovative spine device systems in China. The ROI-C® Cervical Cage and...

Ortho-tag, Inc. & the University of Pittsburgh Enter Into a Global Licensing Agreement of Transcutaneous Near Field Communication Technology

November 28, 2011 4:51 am | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Ortho-tag, Inc., a high-technology development and sales company, has signed a global licensing agreement with the University of Pittsburgh to utilize Transcutaneous Near Field Communication (TNFC) technology in “smart” medical devices for orthopaedic implants and recipient patients.

X-spine Announces FDA Clearance of Novel Calix-PC Spinal Implant System

November 16, 2011 5:08 am | News | Comments

MIAMISBURG, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--X-spine, a global manufacturer of devices for the treatment of spinal disease, today announced FDA clearance of the Calix PCâ„¢ Spinal Implant System to join its growing portfolio of innovative spinal devices. The Calix PC is an intervertebral body fusion system...

Australian medical technologies to scope the European market

November 14, 2011 4:46 am | News | Comments

A wearable, discreet cardiovascular vital signs monitor developed at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and a portable device for diagnosing the severity of whiplash from The University of Queensland (UQ) are among more than 25 cutting edge medical innovations that leading university research commercialisation...

Securing Success for Orthopedic Implants

November 11, 2011 10:11 am | by Del Williams | Articles | Comments

The Challenge: A company needed a fastener for an orthopedic device that would offer a high degree of repeatability in motion without a loss of function. The Solution: The Spiralock self locking fastener successfully survived load and fatigue testing to one-million cycles without loosening or backing out.

K2M Debuts ALEUTIAN® Transforaminal-Lumbar (TLIF) II Interbody System and ALEUTIAN® Anatomically-Narrow (AN) Oblique Interbody System at 2011 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

November 7, 2011 5:37 am | News | Comments

LEESBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--K2M, Inc., a spinal device company developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures, today debuted two additions to the family of ALEUTIAN® Interbody Systems at the...

First Comprehensive Study on How Physicians Use Digital Sources to Find Medical Device Information Now Available

November 4, 2011 6:33 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, announced today that it will be marketing the Manhattan Research product Digital MedTech Physicianâ„¢, the first data-intense study of how physicians use digital channels...

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