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Nanogel heals burn wounds faster

Nanogel heals burn wounds faster

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have developed a nanogel that can accelerate the healing of burn wounds to minimize the risk of infection and scarring. The technology is based on IBN’s proprietary self-assembling ultrashort peptide technology, which are short sequences of amino acids. [More]
Study: Stem cell transplant effective in halting degenerative disc disease of spine

Study: Stem cell transplant effective in halting degenerative disc disease of spine

Stem cell transplant was viable and effective in halting or reversing degenerative disc disease of the spine, a meta-analysis of animal studies showed, in a development expected to open up research in humans. [More]
Minimally invasive surgery outcomes show favorable results in low back pain patients

Minimally invasive surgery outcomes show favorable results in low back pain patients

Beaumont research findings published in the February online issue of Spine shows that patients who have a low back surgery called minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, end up better off in many ways than patients who have more invasive surgery to alleviate debilitating pain. [More]
Gulf Coast Spine Care now offers new, improved treatment for degenerative disc disease

Gulf Coast Spine Care now offers new, improved treatment for degenerative disc disease

Degenerative disc disease affects many individuals, and it can cause a significant amount of pain to those affected. Its most common cause is related to aging and deterioration of the bones in the spine, and pain from the condition results when two or more vertebrae move and place pressure on the spine. This is a condition that often is associated with both a herniated disc and spinal stenosis. [More]
DePuy Synthes develops CONFORM SHEET allograft implant for spinal fusion surgery

DePuy Synthes develops CONFORM SHEET allograft implant for spinal fusion surgery

DePuy Synthes Spine, in collaboration with DePuy Synthes Biomaterials, announced today the U.S. launch of CONFORM SHEET™, a hydrated, pliable and totally demineralized cancellous bone matrix that fills voids during posterolateral spinal fusion surgery and provides a natural scaffold for new bone formation. [More]
CUMC researchers make new breakthrough in regenerative medicine

CUMC researchers make new breakthrough in regenerative medicine

As fast-growing biotech company Rainbow Coral Corp. works to deliver new cutting-edge treatments in the field of regenerative medicine, a major new breakthrough could soon lead to growing new lungs for patients in a laboratory. [More]
Zimmer Holdings net sales increase 4.8% to $1.07 billion in Q3 2013

Zimmer Holdings net sales increase 4.8% to $1.07 billion in Q3 2013

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. The Company reported third quarter net sales of $1.07 billion, an increase of 4.8% reported and 6.7% constant currency over the third quarter of 2012 [More]
DePuy Synthes Spine expands collaboration with Brainlab

DePuy Synthes Spine expands collaboration with Brainlab

DePuy Synthes Spine announced it is expanding its collaboration with Brainlab through the worldwide launch of navigation-ready instrumentation for its leading spine systems, and an exclusive global agreement to co-market Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT by Brainlab. [More]
New "mPACT" program for posterior mini open fixation and fusion procedures from DePuy Synthes Spine

New "mPACT" program for posterior mini open fixation and fusion procedures from DePuy Synthes Spine

DePuy Synthes Spine announced the global launch of "mPACT" (medialized Posterior Approach Cortical Trajectory), a program that combines implants, education, clinical research and procedural support for posterior mini open fixation and fusion procedures. [More]
New stand-alone intervertebral body fusion device gets FDA clearance

New stand-alone intervertebral body fusion device gets FDA clearance

Surgeons treating patients with degenerative disc disease may now use a new stand-alone intervertebral body fusion device recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Manufactured by Binder Biomedical Inc., the device presents a complete anterior lumbar fixation system with a simple, one-step locking mechanism. [More]
Cell therapies may stop or reverse pain and disability of degenerative disc disease

Cell therapies may stop or reverse pain and disability of degenerative disc disease

Cell therapies may stop or reverse the pain and disability of degenerative disc disease and the loss of material between vertebrae, according to Duke University scientists. [More]
HSS to bring complex cervical spine surgery experts together to discuss unusual conditions

HSS to bring complex cervical spine surgery experts together to discuss unusual conditions

Hospital for Special Surgery will bring together some of the world's experts in complex cervical spine surgery to address the challenges and successful outcomes for patients with unusual conditions. [More]
Max Reinhardt named worldwide President of Depuy Synthes Spine

Max Reinhardt named worldwide President of Depuy Synthes Spine

The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that Max Reinhardt has been named Worldwide President of DePuy Synthes Spine, a global leader in spinal care. Mr. Reinhardt has been with the company since 2002, most recently as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. [More]

Cervical disc replacement: an interview with Joe Ross, VP of U.S. Marketing at LDR

Cervical disc replacement is a surgical procedure that involves removing a damaged or degenerated cervical disc and replacing it with an artificial disc device. [More]

New image guided instrumentation for DePuy Synthes Spine’s leading spine systems

DePuy Synthes Spine announced new image guided instrumentation for two of its leading spine systems and has entered into a new partnership agreement with Brainlab, enabling both companies to offer integrated surgical navigation and imaging solutions. [More]
ACIS Anterior Cervical Interbody Spacer System launched by DePuy Synthes Spine

ACIS Anterior Cervical Interbody Spacer System launched by DePuy Synthes Spine

DePuy Synthes Spine today announced the launch of the ACIS Anterior Cervical Interbody Spacer System (ACIS System), a comprehensive set of spacers and instrumentation for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). [More]

First access system designed specifically for minimally invasive posterior-lateral fusion launched by DePuy Synthes Spine

DePuy Synthes Spine announced the launch of the SPOTLIGHT PL Access System, the first access system designed specifically for minimally invasive posterior-lateral fusion. [More]
DSM extends license to supply CarboSil® TSPCU for use in AxioMed Spine Corporation’s Freedom® Spinal Discs

DSM extends license to supply CarboSil® TSPCU for use in AxioMed Spine Corporation’s Freedom® Spinal Discs

DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials sciences, and AxioMed Spine Corporation, an innovator in the field of spinal implant devices, today announced that they have revised and extended an existing licensing and supply agreement. DSM will supply its proprietary CarboSil®Thermoplastic Silicone-Polycarbonate-urethane material for use in AxioMed’s Freedom® Lumbar and Freedom® Cervical Discs. [More]
Bonovo’s first PEEK lateral interbody fusion cage now available in China

Bonovo’s first PEEK lateral interbody fusion cage now available in China

Bonovo Orthopedics, Inc. announced today that it has launched the first PEEK lateral interbody fusion cage, Cross-Fuse in China. [More]
FDA clearance - scoliosis - DePuy synthes spine

FDA clearance - scoliosis - DePuy synthes spine

DePuy Synthes Spine announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of its EXPEDIUM®, VIPER®, and VIPER®2 Spine Systems on patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically affects children between the ages of 10 and 18.(1) This expands the scoliosis indication for the pedicle screw systems, which now are indicated for both adolescents and adults. [More]