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AdvaMed Signs MOU with Taiwan Med Tech Association

January 10, 2014 11:56 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Taiwan Advanced Medical Technology Association (TAMTA) to facilitate collaboration between the... 

High Costs of Research Made Worse by Funding Gap

January 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding...

Analyst: More Opportunities for SMEs in Orthopedics Following FDA Approval of 3D-Printed Implant

January 8, 2014 3:47 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

More opportunities will be created for medical device SMEs in the 3D printing space following last year’s US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the first 3D-printed orthopedic implant – a patient-specific cranial device manufactured...

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Arthrosurface's Revolutionary Toe Implant Hits 9 Year Mark

January 7, 2014 4:07 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Arthrosurface Incorporated, a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first motion preserving metatarsal resurfacing procedure in the US during January of 2005. The Company's implant utilizes innovative patient...

Stealthy Cardinal Spine seeks $1.3M

January 7, 2014 3:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Cardinal Spine is seeking $1.25 million from investors to support corporate operations, according to a regulatory filing. Louisville, Ky.-based Cardinal Spine, founded in 2008, is developing an interbody fusion device designed to stabilize...

ArthroMeda nears $2M in latest round

January 7, 2014 3:28 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

ArthroMeda hauled in $1.6 million in an equity offering it hoped would raise $2 million, according to a regulatory filing. Ayer, Mass.-based ArthroMeda develops devices used in total hip arthroplasties that are designed to help physicians...

Biomaterials Get Stem Cells to Commit to a Bony Future

January 7, 2014 2:56 pm | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

With the help of biomimetic matrices, a research team led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego has discovered exactly how calcium phosphate can coax stem cells to become bone-building cells. This work is published in...

InVivo issues new protocols for spinal scaffold study

January 7, 2014 8:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

With investigational approval in hand, InVivo Therapeutics is preparing to launch a U.S. clinical study of its degradable polymer scaffold for treating spinal cord injury, issuing a revised trial protocol to FDA regulators and to the clinical...

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Polecam Brings a Clear View of OR Procedures for Surgical Training

January 6, 2014 3:25 pm | by Mel Noonan, Stylus Media Consultants | Articles | Comments

Polecam has gained recognition around the world as a lightweight carbon fiber camera jib used to raise production values in all types of program making. Additionally, some forward thinkers in various medical companies around the world have...

Photos of the Day: Bird's Eye View...of Surgery

January 6, 2014 3:25 pm | by Polecam | News | Comments

Some forward thinkers in various medical companies around the world have recognized the Polecam’s potential for looking over the shoulders of surgeons in the operating theater to give an unrestricted high definition, or even 3D view of...  

FDA Clears the Provant Therapy System for Use by Patients with Metallic Implants

January 6, 2014 2:09 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Regenesis Biomedical, Inc., today announced that FDA has approved the removal of the contraindication for use of the Company's Provant Therapy System in patients with metallic implants in the area of treatment. The decision was made after...

Depuy Synthes Spine Launches New Tissue Implant for Spine Surgery

January 6, 2014 11:12 am | by Depuy Synthes Spine | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine, in collaboration with DePuy Synthes Biomaterials, announced today the U.S. launch of CONFORM SHEET, a hydrated, pliable and totally demineralized cancellous bone matrix that fills voids during posterolateral spinal fusion...

New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion

January 3, 2014 10:19 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a movie is worth far more, especially when it comes to diagnosing wrist problems. UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in...

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Looking to Obtain Bone Substitute with Synthetic Materials

December 31, 2013 10:53 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

When Lucia Téllez Jurado and her research team at the National Polytechnic Institute were working in the synthesis of diverse materials, they realized that the Hydroxylapatite, medullar component of the bone, when obtained synthetically and...

Solana Surgical lands FDA clearance for orthopedic implant

December 30, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Solana Surgical won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CrossCheck plating system, designed for use in ankle and foot procedures. The CrossCheck systems are manufactured with a Type II anodization to enhance the fatigue strength, improving...

Symmetry Medical Amends Credit Agreement and Eliminates Mezzanine Debt

December 27, 2013 4:45 pm | by Globe Newswire | 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 it has amended its credit agreement, enabling...

TorkLaw Continuing to Accept DePuy ASR Hip Implant Cases

December 27, 2013 1:35 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

In November 2013, Johnson & Johnson announced that it has agreed to pay at least $2.5 billion to settle nearly 8,000 DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Implant lawsuits which have been filed across the country.  It is estimated by some accounts...

Research to Revolutionize Indications for Knee Surgery

December 27, 2013 9:22 am | by University of Helsinki | News | Comments

The Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study compared surgical treatment of degenerative meniscal tears to placebo surgery. A year after the procedure the study participants, both those in the group who underwent surgery and the ones in...

Aurora Spine offers $5M

December 24, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Aurora Spine Corp. announced that it made a private stock offering worth a potential $5 million. The Carlsbad-Calif.-based medical device company priced shares within the context of the current market, planning to close the offering in... 

Study: Hip implant regulatory review 'entirely inadequate'

December 24, 2013 9:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A group of U.K. researchers is calling for a major shift in regulation of orthopedic hip implants, warning that a significant number of the devices get on the market without providing much evidence of their safety or efficacy. University...

$25 Million Funding for Next Generation 3D Bio-Systems

December 23, 2013 9:27 am | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

Important new functional 3D devices including soft robotic limbs and solar fuel devices will be developed in a new world center for 3D Electromaterials based at the University of Wollongong. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials...

$3.5M Awarded for Commercialization of Medical Devices for Children

December 23, 2013 9:09 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) has been awarded $3.5 million over five years by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs in bringing medical devices for children to the market...

Researchers Make Powerful Microscale Torsional Muscle/Motor from Vanadium Dioxide

December 20, 2013 11:36 am | by Lynn Yarris, DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Vanadium dioxide is poised to join the pantheon of superstars in the materials world. Already prized for its extraordinary ability to change size, shape and physical identity, vanadium dioxide can now add muscle power to its attributes... 

Implantables: Market Challenged by Safety Concerns and Restricted Innovation

December 19, 2013 4:28 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, MDT | Articles | Comments

Implantable medical devices (IMDs) make up one of the most competitive and challenging markets in the industry, with issues of security and biocompatibility challenging the marketability of emerging products. The most established area for...

Newly Insured Bring New Opportunities and Challenges

December 19, 2013 4:12 pm | by Michael Frank, Healthcare Industry Expert, PA Consulting Group | Blogs | Comments

The medical device sector has emerged from the winter of the great recession into a much more price sensitive market. Pressure is mounting to reduce cost of devices where there are cheaper alternatives. While the 2.3% medical device excise...

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