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Boston Scientific REBEL stent approved in U.S.

Boston Scientific‘s REBEL bare-metal platinum chromium coronary stent received FDA approval in the U.S. following European clearance back in February. This is the same stent as the drug eluting Promus PREMIER, but without the Everolimus coating.

The company touts the stent’s… Read more →

Google Glass assists dental implant procedures


Developers have created a Google Glass app that guides surgeons through an implant procedure.

Barcelona, Spain-based R&D firm Avinent, in partnership with the software development company Droiders, has developed Avinent Glass, a new app for Google Glass that guides… Read more →

3D-printed spine cage enables customized spinal fusion surgery

While the impacts of 3D printing are indeed far-reaching, the medical industry stands to gain as much as any from this fast-growing technology. Following in the footsteps of patient-specific surgeries and treatments such as skull and jaw implants, as well… Read more →

Lombard Medical exhibits Aorfix system at critical issues in aortic endografting symposium

Lombard Medical, Inc (Nasdaq:EVAR), a medical device company focused on Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), exhibited its Aorfix Endovascular stent graft system at the 18th international experts’ symposium, Critical Issues in Aortic Endografting, in Malmö, Sweden… Read more →

FDA Approves Second Generation Heart Valve From Edwards Lifesciences

The next phase of the burgeoning and rapidly maturing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) market has begun. Edwards Lifesciences announced on Monday afternoon that the FDA had approved its second generation Sapien XT TAVR device  for the treatment of high-risk and inoperable… Read more →

Public website promotes health and science applications of 3D printing

The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. These files can be used, for example, to print… Read more →

Chocolate PTCA Balloon for Coronary Stenosis Dilation Cleared in U.S.

TriReme Medical, a U.S. subsidiary of Singapore-based QT Vascular, received FDA clearance for the Chocolate PTCA Balloon Catheter. The device is very much based on the company’s Chocolate PTA balloon catheter, a product designed to address stenosis in the vasculature… Read more →

Novel bone implants can keep germs at bay

Hospital germs can be fatal, since they are resistant to antibiotics. As a result, alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand. Fortunately, a German-French research team has been able to develop bone implants that keep the germs at… Read more →

Complete analysis of small bone and joint orthopedic devices in the U.S. market

In 2012, the total U.S. market for small bone and joint orthopedic devices was valued at over $2 billion. The U.S. small bone and joint orthopedic device market includes shoulder reconstruction implants, elbow repair devices, hand and wrist devices, foot… Read more →

3D printed titanium hip combined with stem cell graft implanted into UK patient

Stem cell therapies and 3D printing of body parts have been making a splash in the medical community, potentially offering treatment for a variety of very different diseases and conditions. Physicians at University of Southampton have successfully brought the two… Read more →

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