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Structural Implants

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Reinforced Conduit Improves Infants’ Outcomes Following Surgeries for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a congenital defect typically treated by implanting a conduit between the right ventricle and pulmonary artery in infants. Contemporary commercial conduits are normally flexible and don’t have much structural strength. Now a newly developed conduit… Read more →

How 3-D printing has helped advance reconstructive surgery

3-D printing for medtech applications offers many familiar benefits such as quick turnaround, low cost, and customization. But the futuristic technology is also aiding surgeons, making complex operations easier to plan and execute.

Speaking at the MD&M East Conference in New York… Read more →

2015 MDEA winners: Implant and tissue replacement products


The Kiva Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatment System, manufactured by Benvenue Medical (United States), treats vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis and cancer by leveraging minimally invasive access to expand within the vertebra into a cylindrical structure that stabilizes fractures and help prevent… Read more →

New multi-tasking stent could reduce risks associated with coronary artery procedure

Every year, an estimated half-million Americans undergo surgery to have a stent prop open a coronary artery narrowed by plaque. But sometimes the mesh tubes get clogged. Scientists report in the journal ACS Nano a new kind of multi-tasking stent… Read more →

3D-printed scaffolds may make for improved diabetes treatment

One way sufferers of type 1 diabetes may compensate for a lack of insulin is through an experimental procedure called pancreatic islet transplantation, a process that sees clusters of cells transplanted from the pancreas of a healthy donor. A side… Read more →

Resorbable Stents with Sensors and On-demand Drug Delivery for Cardiovascular Diseases

Traditional methods of treating blood vessel blockages include the use of bare metal stents (designed to keep the vessel open) or drug eluting stents (metal stents treated to release specific drugs). With the advent of bioengineering, several companies are now focusing… Read more →

Sounding out scaffolds for eardrum replacement

An international team of researchers has created tiny, complex scaffolds that mimic the intricate network of collagen fibers that form the human eardrum.

It is hoped the scaffolds can be used to replace eardrums when they become severely damaged, reducing… Read more →

3D printing scaffolds for hydrogels used in replacement body parts

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia (QUT)  have developed a new technique named “melt electrospinning writing” to reinforce soft hydrogels with high-porosity and highly organized microfibers. Hydrogels are a subset of biomaterials that tissue engineers often use to mimic the… Read more →

Tips for award-winning medical device design

One of the best parts of my job is getting to attend the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) jurors’ weekend each February.

We round up a team of 12 esteemed engineers, designers, and clinicians—luring many of them to our office… Read more →

3D printed bio-splint saves three children

“Today, we see a way to cure a disease that has been killing children for generations.”It’s a pretty dramatic thing to say on a conference call. But the man who said it, Glenn Green, assistant professor of paediatric otolaryngology at the… Read more →

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