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Structural Implants

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Silk could soon be used in medical implants instead of metal alloys

The metal alloys currently used to make plates and screws sometimes hinder the healing process, as they can corrode in a patient’s body, are sensitive to heat, and often need to be surgically removed.While clinicians have used silk in bandages… Read more →

3D-printed skull implanted into woman’s head

A 22-year-old woman has had the whole top of her skull replaced with a customized 3D-printed implant. The patient had been suffering from severe symptoms as a result of a condition that causes a thickening of the skull. It is… Read more →

Engineering the future of Biomedicine: Prof. Michael Brady

In addition to highlighting how engineering is benefiting medicine and biology, it will also shine a light on how the engineers are transforming the industry. These efforts span the entire spectrum of Engineering Science; indeed systems engineering is of increasing… Read more »

Imagining the future of medicine

As part of its mission to promote access to the arts and sciences, the Royal Albert Hall is playing host venue to a historic event on Monday 21 April 2014, celebrating the future of medicine and healthcare, and hosted by… Read more »

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

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Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

Science

26 March 14

by Nicholas Tufnell

3D printed skull attached to brainUMC Utrecht

3D printed skull implantUMC Utrecht

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Boston Scientific’s REBEL Bare Chromium Coronary Stent CE Marked in Europe

Boston Scientific received European regulatory approval for its bare metal REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System for treatment of coronary artery disease. The stent is essentially the Promus PREMIER but without the everolimus drug coating.

The stent is available with diameters from 2.25 mm… Read more →

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Surgically Implanted 3D-Printed Tracheal Splint Saves Baby’s Life (VIDEO)

While the rest of us are still looking at a future where we can print our own custom coffee mugs, some folks are already busy printing replacement body parts to save newborns from serious congenital conditions. Garrett Peterson was born… Read more →

MedTec UK

Latest research from UKTI* shows that Britain is a great place to be doing business in the medical technology sector:

• 3300+ medical technology companies

• 75,000+ sector employees, growing at 4.5% pa since 2010.

• £17.6bn combined turnover, growing… Read more »

Bacterin launches a new allograft for orthopedic procedures

Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BONE) is pleased to announce the launch of OsteoSTX, a new novel allograft for orthopedic procedures. Utilizing Bacterin’s proprietary demineralization technology, OsteoSTX are flexible cortical DBM matchsticks designed for multli-level and deformity spinal applications.

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Study: 2% of Americans have new hips, knees

It’s not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than two of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.

Among those over 50, it’s even more common: 5% have… Read more →

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