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Amedica, Spinal Kinetics sign multi-year OEM agreement for silicon nitride spinal implants

Amedica Corporation (Nasdaq:AMDA), a biomaterial company that has developed silicon nitride ceramics as a material platform to manufacture and commercialize orthopedic implants, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-year original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Spinal… Read more →

MEDICREA receives FDA clearance for world’s first patient-specific spinal osteosynthesis rod

The MEDICREA Group (Alternext Paris: FR0004178572 – ALMED), a company that specializes in the development of personalized implants produced for a patient’s specific need in the treatment of spinal pathologies, today announced the company has received 510(k) clearance from the… Read more →

GRYPHON PROKNOT Anchors combine best of traditional and knotless anchors

DePuy Synthes, part of J&J, has just released its new GRYPHON Anchors with PROKNOT technology for arthroscopic repair of shoulder and hip instability. The hybrid anchor is a combination of traditional and knotless anchors, providing the benefits of both. Because… Read more →


Vanishing bone anchors look like tiny grenades

They may look like tiny weapons, but these bone anchors are a gentle alternative to what surgeons currently use to treat ruptured tendons. The innovative implants, shown next to the tip of a match for scale, are made of iron-tricalcium… Read more →

Cardiac transcatheter valve delivered to infant’s heart via liver

Transcatheter cardiac valve replacement has already allowed thousands of otherwise ineligible people to receive a life saving replacement valve, but for particularly young patients delivering a valve is still a challenge since the vasculature is too small to support intravascular… Read more →

Medtronic’s new pericardial aortic valve going on trial

Medtronic has announced that it’s begun testing a new surgical aortic heart valve in a global prospective clinical trial. The investigational device was implanted in the first patient at the ProMedica Toledo Hospital in Ohio. The bovine pericardial valve features a… Read more →

Versatile bioink prints tissue scaffolds in 3D

Repairing damaged cartilage, which allows the smooth motion of joints, can require surgery to implant donor tissue grafts. A potentially better solution would be the fabrication of custom-made graft tissue scaffolds that enable cartilage cells to recolonize damaged areas and produce… Read more →

Researchers develop low-cost 3-D printed facial prostheses for eye cancer patients

Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3-D printing, according to findings released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of… Read more →

3D printing helps build upper jaw prosthetic for cancer patient

While the idea of cruising around in a 3D-printed car and munching on 3D-printed chocolate before returning to a 3D-printed home sure is nice, no industry is poised to benefit from this burgeoning technology in quite the way that medicine… Read more →

Small Joints Market Outpaces Hips and Knees

The relative maturity of the large hip and knee markets has prompted medical device manufacturers to look for alternative sources of growth. Unlike the proven treatments that these market segments offer, solutions often do not exist for some aliments of… Read more →

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