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Structural Implants

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EndoCross ENABLER-C System for Crossing Total Coronary Occlusions Approved in Europe

EndoCross, an Israeli firm, won the European CE Mark approval for its ENABLER-C Coronary Catheter System that’s used to cross chronic total occlusions. The ENABLER technology allows standard guidewires to be used to cross lesions by positioning a balloon before… Read more →

Medtronic’s new TAVR device is exciting new technology

Last week, Medtronic announced that its latest CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement system – the Evolut R – has received CE Mark in Europe. And on Wednesday, the Minnesota device maker said that the first implants of this next-generation TAVR… Read more →

Antlers inspire first trial of bone-implanted prosthetics

Researchers at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London have completed the first clinical trials of prosthetics drilled straight into the bone. All prosthetics until now, no matter how advanced, have been iterations on the same design: a cup, moulded… Read more →

CoreValve Evolut R repositionable transcatheter aortic valve system released in EU

Medtronic just announced that its CoreValve Evolut R System received CE Mark approval in Europe. The 23mm valve comes with its own EnVeo R delivery system that is capable of recapturing the valve back into the catheter for repositioning if… Read more →

FDA clears SHILLA growth guidance system for children with severe scoliosis

Children with early onset scoliosis can have a few difficult years growing up, as regularly scheduled surgeries are necessary to adjust the spine to keep up with growth. Dr. Richard McCarthy, an ortho surgeon at University of Arkansas for Medical… Read more →

Retrievable transcatheter aortic valve effective and safe in real world setting

A retrievable and repositionable transcatheter aortic valve is effective and safe in a real world setting, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Dr Stylianos Pyxaras from Germany. The direct flow medical (DFM) transcatheter aortic valve has… Read more →

Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth

Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away.

In the future, it just might, with help from research by Michele Manuel, an associate professor of… Read more →

CanGaroo ECM envelope bioscaffold holds cardiac implants, turns into vascularized tissue

Implantation of medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators can cause significant damage to nearby tissue, while afterwards the implants can move around, causing more problems. CorMatrix, a company that develops novel biomaterials, has developed and implanted in a patient… Read more →

Intravascular device for delivery of engineered cells might help avoid coronary bypass procedures

Stem cell and genetic therapies are already helping to fight a number of diseases, but using them to treat conditions in areas where there’s constant blood flow is difficult. Things get washed down the stream before they get a chance… Read more →

Arthrosurface’s KISSloc Suture System receives FDA approval

Arthrosurface, Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), a developer of novel joint technologies, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the KISSloc Suture System, a mini plate and suture implant intended for the correction of a Hallux Valgus deformity. The KISSloc Suture System consists of… Read more →

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