The recent staging of MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany reflected the demand for medical technology and products with stable attendance figures: 130,600 visitors from 120 countries...
Parker Signs Licensing Agreement with Vanderbilt for Exoskeleton Technology and Targets Commercial Launch in 2014November 5, 2012 12:37 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments
Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Vanderbilt University for its exoskeleton technology, which allows individuals with severe spinal cord injury to walk and enhances rehabilitation for people who have suffered a stroke.
Depuy Synthes Spine Launches New Image Guided Instrumentation for Viper® 2 and Expedium® Spine Systems at NASSOctober 26, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments
DePuy Synthes Spine announced new image guided instrumentation for two of its leading spine systems and has entered into a new partnership agreement with Brainlab, enabling both companies to offer integrated surgical navigation and imaging solutions.
DePuy Synthes Spine announced the launch of the SPOTLIGHT® PL Access System, the first access system designed specifically for minimally invasive posterior-lateral fusion. The announcement was made here at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 27th annual meeting, where the company is featuring its broad portfolio of minimally invasive and traditional spinal surgery solutions.
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...
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 MarketOctober 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.
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, 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 RepairSeptember 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...
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 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.
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 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 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.