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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.

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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.

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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.

Stryker Faces First Lawsuit for Recalled Hip Implants

August 9, 2012 11:53 am | News | Comments

South Florida law firm Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA (Searcy Denney) announced today that it has filed the first lawsuit against Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, dba Stryker Orthopaedics, claiming damages caused by the company’s defective and recalled Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant systems. The suit was filed in Bergen County, New Jersey Superior Court, by Searcy Denney and Weitz & Luxenberg…

Andante Medical Devices Launches iSmartStep Basic for Use with iPhone & iPod Touch into the Home Care Physical Therapy Market

August 7, 2012 4:50 pm | by Andante Medical Devices | News | Comments

Andante Medical Devices, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of their SmartStep® App for iPhone and iPod touch. The SmartStep App is used in conjunction with iSmartStep® Basic, a Functional Feedback Therapy (FFT) device that will allow patients to continue at home...

ulrich medical USAT Releases New Spinal Implant for US Market - golden gate@ Lateral Plate System

August 7, 2012 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ulrich medicalUSA, Inc. today announced the US market release of the golden gate@ Lateral Plate System, a novel German-designed spinal implant system that is used for the anterior surgical stabilization of the thoracic and lumbar spine (T1-L5). "This product is intended to provide anterior...

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New Service Creates Needed Marketplace for Hospitals to Buy and Sell Excess Inventory

August 7, 2012 11:09 am | by MDLMedical.com | News | Comments

There is a new solution of materials managers dealing with excess inventory. MDLMedical.com is a members-only, on-line exchange that helps hospitals and surgical centers buy and sell unused, new medical devices and implants; purchase needed inventory at market-determined prices and recover some of the costs of their idle surgical inventory.

Misonix Adds 6 Spine Sales Agencies In The U.S.

August 7, 2012 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical ...

Expandable Magnetic Growing Rod Provides New Treatment Option for Progressive Early-Onset Scoliosis

August 6, 2012 3:13 pm | News | Comments

Two young patients with progressive early-onset scoliosis were the first in North America to be offered treatment with an expandable magnetic rod. Their case reports, provided in an article in the August issue of AORN Journal, describe the use of the magnetic growing rod as a new treatment option...

HCOs Find Risks & Opportunities in Quest for Reduced Costs & Improved Quality

August 2, 2012 10:05 am | News | Comments

Groundbreaking report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings examines the implications of the Accountable Care Organization component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Experts: Better Systems Needed for Medical Device Cybersecurity

July 31, 2012 10:17 am | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

Medical devices save countless lives, but an interdisciplinary research team warns that federal regulators need to improve how they track security and privacy problems in medical devices.

Greatbatch proposes to mostly exit Switzerland for Indiana, Mexico

July 3, 2012 11:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Greatbatch, blaming a slumping orthopedics market and downward pricing pressure from customers, proposes to lay off 90% of its workers at 2 plants in Switzerland, aiming to relocate most of the operations to Indiana and Mexico. Greatbatch (NYSE:GB) said it wants to largely shutter a pair of plants in Switzerland and relocate their operations to Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Tijuana, Mexico. News Well, Mergers & Acquisitions, Orthopedics, Wall Street Beatread more

NLT SPINE Reports Positive Clinical Results for PROW FUSION, Its Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

June 28, 2012 1:57 pm | News | Comments

NLT SPINE, a developer of products for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) and percutaneous procedures, announced today that initial results from clinical experience with its PROW FUSION device are highly positive.

Integra LifeSciences Announces Launch of the Integra IPP-ON PIP Fusion System for Extremity Reconstruction

June 20, 2012 8:18 am | News | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) today announced the introduction of Integra(R) IPP-ON(R) PIP Fusion System, for fixation of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint arthrodesis.

KFx Medical Corporation Receives FDA 510 Clearance for smaller AppianFx Tissue Fixation Anchor

June 15, 2012 5:58 am | News | Comments

KFx Medical Corporation announced it has received 510K clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its 5mm AppianFx® Tissue Fixation Anchor. “This new anchor enables KFx to expand into the rapidly growing foot & ankle repair and reconstruction market...

Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC Debuts New VEGA System PS Knee Replacement Technology

June 15, 2012 5:29 am | News | Comments

On May 20, 2012, Aesculap Implant Systems’ debuted the new VEGA System Posterior Stabilized Knee Replacement Technology during the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Spring meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New Ballbar Technology Just What the Doctor Ordered for Medical Machine Tools

June 12, 2012 6:45 am | by Clive Warren | Articles | Comments

Ballbar analysis is a proven method for determining machine tool capability, and is the most practical, convenient and comprehensive tool for assessing the contouring accuracy of CNC machines. Ballbars have been commonplace at precision machining operations for more than 20 years, but a Midwest-based medical device manufacturer, is showing how the latest wireless ballbar technology makes a big difference in doing fast capability checks on small machines, as well as establishing a benchmark on machines' volumetric accuracy.

Symmetry Surgical Completes Agreement With Japan Surgical Specialty (JSS) Corporation to Distribute Its Leading Brands in Japan

June 7, 2012 7:59 am | News | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, has completed an agreement with...

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