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Structural Implants

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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 →

CODMAN ENTERPRISE 2 Intracranial Vascular stent released in Europe

Codman Neuro, a part of Johnson & Johnson, is releasing its CODMAN ENTERPRISE 2 Vascular Reconstruction Device in Europe. The self-expanding stent is designed for treatment of wide-necked intracranial aneurysms and for keeping endovascular coils in place.

This new generation stent… Read more →

First FDA-approved modular system for infected total joints

OsteoRemedies®, LLC, Memphis, TN, offers the first FDA-approved modular system for two-stage revision of infected hip and knee arthroplasty.

The REMEDY® Spacer is sterile-packaged as a pre-formed, pre-loaded spacer with Gentamicin Antibiotics, for consistent and reliable elution to the infected… Read more →

Clot removal device results in dramatically improved outcomes in acute ischemic stroke, study finds

In patients with acute ischemic stroke who received a clot-busting drug, removing the obstructing blood clot with a stent retriever device significantly reduced post-stroke disability and increased the number of patients who were independent in daily function after three months,… Read more →

Bos Sci’s Watchman Device Sure to be a Hit, But S-ICD Risky

A cardiologist and electrophysiologist familiar with Boston Scientific’s novel products bets one has a very bright future ahead.

Boston Scientific had a great 2014, and many Wall Street analysts have high hopes for the company this year given the slate… Read more →

Moirai Orthopaedics receives FDA approval for IDE application to initiate clinical study of PIR System

Moirai Orthopaedics, L.L.C., an orthopaedic implant development company based in Metairie, Louisiana, is pleased to announce it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to initiate clinical study of… Read more →

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