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Structural Implants

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The First FDA-Approved, 3-D Printed Facial Implant


Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has won a first-of-its-kind FDA approval for its 3-D printed facial implant.Every human face is unique. So why shouldn’t facial implants be as well? It’s a question South Windsor, CN-based OEM Oxford Performance Materials (OPM)… Read more →

Peking University Implants First 3D Printed Vertebra

Doctors at Peking University have successfully implanted the first 3D printed vertebrae in a young patient. The patient, a 12 year old boy, had a malignant tumour in his spinal cord. After hours  of specialized spinal cord surgery, doctors replaced a section of… Read more →


Engineering New Bone Growth

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this coated scaffold induces the body to rapidly form new… Read more →

“Self-fitting” material precisely fills bone defects and acts as scaffold for new bone growth

Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically… Read more →

SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall valves receives FDA approval

SynCardia Systems, Inc. received approval July 2, 2014 from the United States Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall™ valves, giving the company control over the last key component to manufacture the Total Artificial Heart.

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Boston Scientific’s Agent Drug-Coated Balloon Gets Green Light in Europe

Boston Scientific just announced that it received the European CE Mark of approval for its Agent Paclitaxel-Coated PTCA Balloon Catheter. The device is intended to treat new small vessel narrowings as well as in-stent restenosis.

The device is essentially the company’s… Read more →

Sorin Crown PRT Stented Aortic Heart Valve Available in Europe

Sorin Group just won European regulatory go-ahead to introduce its CROWN PRT stented aortic heart valve. The prosthesis features Phospholipid Reduction Treatment (PRT) that’s designed to reduce calcification by reducing the phospholipid content on the valve. The PRT technology is already available in the U.S.,… Read more →

Antioxidant biomaterial helps vascular grafts heal

When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always responds. According to Northwestern University’s Guillermo Ameer, most of the time, that response can be negative and affect the device’s… Read more →

Boston Scientific REBEL stent approved in U.S.

Boston Scientific‘s REBEL bare-metal platinum chromium coronary stent received FDA approval in the U.S. following European clearance back in February. This is the same stent as the drug eluting Promus PREMIER, but without the Everolimus coating.

The company touts the stent’s… Read more →

Google Glass assists dental implant procedures


Developers have created a Google Glass app that guides surgeons through an implant procedure.

Barcelona, Spain-based R&D firm Avinent, in partnership with the software development company Droiders, has developed Avinent Glass, a new app for Google Glass that guides… Read more →

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