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Structural Implants

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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 →

TriVascular CustomSeal for Ovation AAA stent grafts FDA approved

TriVascular Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) won FDA approval for the CustomSeal Technology that’s used in placing the company’s Ovation stent grafts to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The special polymer O-ring on the neck of the stent sits within the… Read more →

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 →

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