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Structural Implants

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Seven life-changing surgeries made possible by 3D printing

Though printing items like chocolate and pizza might be satisfying enough for some, 3D printing still holds a lot of unfulfilled potential. Talk abounds of disrupting manufacturing, changing the face of construction and even building metal components in space. While… Read more →

WSU researchers working on better bone-like materials used in hip and knee replacements

Washington State University researchers are working to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements so that they last longer and allow patients to quickly get back on their feet after surgery.

Led by Susmita Bose, professor in the School… Read more →

New approach makes Ti implant more like bone

Metals such as Ti are widely used as implants in orthopedics and dentistry, but better mechanical properties and bioactivity could reduce subsequent failure and rejection. Researchers think they may have hit upon a solution to these issues using densified porous… Read more →

Meniscus regenerated with 3-D-printed implant

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee’s protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its… Read more →


Custom Cranial Implant Company Aims For Big Push In 2015

A Connecticut company wants to take more market share in the custom cranial and facial implant world.

The established names in the world of custom cranial and facial implants are the likes of Biomet, Stryker and Synthes. However, there are small, boutique firms as… Read more →

Medtech winners of 2014: Edwards Lifesciences

Last year, Edwards Lifesciences landed on our list of medtech losers for an overly cautious U.S. launch of the Sapien transcatheter heart valve that threatened its first-mover advantage in the lucrative transcathether aortic valve replacement (TAVR) space. Yet despite Medtronic’s earlier-than-expected… Read more →

Sorin Memo3d ReChord Mitral Valve Annuloplasty Ring FDA Cleared

Sorin Group received FDA clearance for its Memo 3D ReChord annuloplasty ring designed for mitral valve repair procedures. The semi-rigid device is an upgrade to the existing Memo 3D ring, now featuring a new chordal guidance system that helps with… Read more →

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 →

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