Alphatec Spine Releases Alphatec NEXoss Nanostructure Bio-Active Matrix and Announces the First Patient ImplantSeptember 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, 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, 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.
Silicon Nitride Demonstrates Statistical Superior Osteointegration and Anti-Infective Biomaterial PropertiesSeptember 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 DevicesSeptember 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 LifeSeptember 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.
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 MeetingSeptember 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.
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.
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 InsurerAugust 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.
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 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 ConferenceAugust 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(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.
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 MarketAugust 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 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...
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, 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 ...
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...
Groundbreaking report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings examines the implications of the Accountable Care Organization component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
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, 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 SurgeryJune 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.