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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Structural Implants

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EpiBone: the next industrial revolution will be about life itself

“Imagine a world where energy is converted 10,000 times more efficiently than the sun, where batteries are alive and broken bridges rebuild themselves,” said Nina Tandon, founder of New York based tissue engineering start-up EpiBone, speaking at WIRED2014. This is a world, the… Read more →

FDA Approves World’s First Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Catheter

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved the world’s first drug-coated angioplasty balloon catheter to treat peripheral artery disease.

The product – Lutonix 035 Drug-Coated Balloon – is made by Minnesota-based Lutonix that C.R. Bard… Read more →

BioHorizons launches MinerOss X for dental implant site development procedures

BioHorizons, an oral reconstructive device company, today announced the launch of MinerOss® X, a family of xenograft products for dental implant site development procedures. The MinerOss® X family includes cancellous or cortical particulate, a moldable collagen block, and a cancellous… Read more →

Chronic contact allergy from metal orthopedic implant linked to aggressive form of skin cancer

In rare cases, patients with allergies to metals develop persistent skin rashes after metal devices are implanted near the skin. New research suggests these patients may be at increased risk of an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancer.

Metal… Read more →

Minimally invasive valve-repair procedures offer hope for patients who have heart-valve problems

Annie Henderson, 69, suffers from multiple chronic ailments, including kidney failure and mitral valve insufficiency. The later turned her life into a battle for breath, eliminating almost all activities and even making sleep a struggle. She couldn’t sleep for more… Read more →

Lucideon announces successful development of bioceramics for bone repair

As a partner in the EU-funded Bio-Bone project (Bioceramics for Bone Repair) Lucideon is pleased to announce that the pan-European consortium has successfully developed phosphate-glasses (p-glasses) with biomaterial properties for bone repair.

Lucideon’s materials and healthcare experts co-ordinated the biodegradation… Read more →

Pulley mechanism implant to better restore hand function

We’ve seen a number of robotic prosthetic hands intended for amputees, but what about those that still have their hands but have lost function through nerve damage? Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have tackled the problem and come up… Read more →

Occlutech’s paravalvular leak closure device European CE Mark approval

Occlutech, a leading innovator of products to treat structural heart disease today announced that it has obtained a European CE Mark approval for its dedicated Paravalvular Leak Closure Device, (PLD). The implant is the world´s first, specifically designed device indicated… Read more →

ReFlow Medical’s Wingman35 and speX devices help cross difficult lesions

ReFlow Medical, a San Clemente, California firm, received the CE Mark for and has announced that its Wingman35 Crossing Catheter and speX Shapeable Support Catheter have been used for the first time in human patients. The devices are used together… Read more →

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Amaranth Medical’s 2nd Generation FORTITUDE Sirolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold

Amaranth Medical, a company with offices in Mountain View, CA and Singapore, has developed a bioresorbable drug-eluting scaffold that looks and works much like a stent, but slowly disappears over time after implantation. The company is now testing the second… Read more →

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