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BGU researchers develop innovative anti-biofilm coating for medical, industrial applications

BGU researchers develop innovative anti-biofilm coating for medical, industrial applications

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed an innovative anti-biofilm coating, which has significant anti-adhesive potential for a variety of medical and industrial applications. [More]
Researchers successfully use stem cells to promote nerve fibre regeneration after spinal cord injuries

Researchers successfully use stem cells to promote nerve fibre regeneration after spinal cord injuries

Researchers from Hokkaido University in Japan together with an international team of scientists implanted specialized embryonic stem cells into the severed spinal cords of rats. [More]

Bodycote's Derby, UK facility becomes first in Europe to receive MedAccred accreditation

Bodycote, the world’s largest heat treating services provider, is pleased to announce that its Derby, UK location is the first facility in Europe to earn the MedAccred accreditation underlining the high standards of quality achieved. [More]
Ariste Medical develops drug-eluting mesh for more effective open hernia repair

Ariste Medical develops drug-eluting mesh for more effective open hernia repair

Ariste Medical has revealed new research outlining the company’s novel method for addressing medical device failure in open ventral hernia repair. [More]
Orthopedic wear and mechanical testing webinar to be hosted by Lucideon

Orthopedic wear and mechanical testing webinar to be hosted by Lucideon

Lucideon, the international materials technology company, together with Knight Mechanical Testing, is hosting a webinar entitled ‘Wear and Mechanical Testing of Hips and Knees - What the Standards Don’t Tell You’ on the 28th April at 3PM (UK time) 10AM (EST). [More]
Antimicrobial silicon nitride holds promise as therapeutic aid for treating periodontitis

Antimicrobial silicon nitride holds promise as therapeutic aid for treating periodontitis

Severe gum disease known as periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, and treating it remains a challenge. But new approaches involving silicon nitride, a ceramic material used in spinal implants, could be on the way. The surface of silicon nitride has a lethal effect on the bacteria that commonly cause periodontitis. Now scientists, reporting in ACS' journal Langmuir, are examining why this happens. Their findings could help inform future efforts to treat the disease. [More]
Electrical stimulation of deep brain structures to ease chronic pain

Electrical stimulation of deep brain structures to ease chronic pain

Abuse of prescription opioid medicines used to treat chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions, so much that the White House has announced new efforts to combat addiction and prevent the thousands of overdose-related deaths reported in the U.S. each year. [More]
Wear and medical device testing seminars to be run by Lucideon and STC in China

Wear and medical device testing seminars to be run by Lucideon and STC in China

US and UK-based Lucideon, the materials technology company, and Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC), the testing, inspection and certification organization based in Hong Kong and China, are offering orthopaedic implant manufacturers in the Asia region, and their supply chain, a series of seminars on wear testing and medical devices testing. [More]
NTU researchers make breakthrough to tackle growing concern of antibiotic resistance

NTU researchers make breakthrough to tackle growing concern of antibiotic resistance

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have discovered that antibiotics can continue to be effective if bacteria's cell-to-cell communication and ability to latch on to each other are disrupted. [More]
Novel method uses light-activated nanodrug to help fight antibiotic-resistant infections

Novel method uses light-activated nanodrug to help fight antibiotic-resistant infections

A research team led by University of Arkansas chemist Jingyi Chen and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences microbiologist Mark Smeltzer has developed an alternative therapeutic approach to fighting antibiotic-resistant infections. [More]
Griffith researchers pioneer use of 3D bioprinting to replace missing teeth, bone

Griffith researchers pioneer use of 3D bioprinting to replace missing teeth, bone

The discomfort and stigma of loose or missing teeth could be a thing of the past as Griffith University researchers pioneer the use of 3D bioprinting to replace missing teeth and bone. [More]
Retina Implant receives CE approval for latest Alpha AMS device

Retina Implant receives CE approval for latest Alpha AMS device

Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced it received CE approval of its Alpha AMS device for marketing in the European economic area. [More]
Oregon's new birth control law could improve access to all forms of contraception

Oregon's new birth control law could improve access to all forms of contraception

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, University of Minnesota School of Public Health and George Mason University applaud Oregon's new birth control law which allows women age 18 or older to obtain some methods of hormonal contraception directly from pharmacies, without having to visit a prescribing clinician, yet note how the law could go even further to improve access to all forms of contraception, according to a viewpoint article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association today. [More]
InfinityQS: New EU regulations may impact medical device manufacturers

InfinityQS: New EU regulations may impact medical device manufacturers

Four years of political negotiations are expected to reach a conclusion in the coming months as the European Council finalises its position on reforming legislation surrounding medical devices. [More]
MEDICREA announces use of UNiD Lab Services in more than 500 surgeries worldwide

MEDICREA announces use of UNiD Lab Services in more than 500 surgeries worldwide

MEDICREA, the leading medical device company for developing patient-specific solutions for the treatment of spinal conditions) has announced the groundbreaking UNiD Lab Services have been used in more than 500 surgeries worldwide. [More]
EPFL scientists develop cutting-edge treatment for Alzheimer's disease

EPFL scientists develop cutting-edge treatment for Alzheimer's disease

In a cutting-edge treatment for Alzheimer's disease, EPFL scientists have developed an implantable capsule that can turn the patient's immune system against the disease. [More]
Reconstructive surgery using custom-made spinal rods may improve outcomes

Reconstructive surgery using custom-made spinal rods may improve outcomes

Custom fit is the key when it comes to spinal implant rods, which an estimated 38,000 people need each year. This need is especially great for people who have a spinal deformity such as scoliosis, which causes the spine to twist and turn into complex and sometimes dangerous positions. In 2011, an estimated 1.6 million people received treatment for scoliosis according to the Bone and Joint Initiative, a consortium of professional medical societies. [More]
Amputee feels texture in real-time with artificial fingertip

Amputee feels texture in real-time with artificial fingertip

An amputee was able to feel smoothness and roughness in real-time with an artificial fingertip that was surgically connected to nerves in his upper arm. Moreover, the nerves of non-amputees can also be stimulated to feel roughness, without the need of surgery, meaning that prosthetic touch for amputees can now be developed and safely tested on intact individuals. [More]
Osteoporosis drugs linked to unusual fractures of the femur

Osteoporosis drugs linked to unusual fractures of the femur

Osteoporosis drugs have significantly reduced the risk of bone fractures for millions of people, but also have been linked to unusual fractures of the femur (thigh bone). [More]
FDA takes actions to help women, doctors better understand potential problems associated with Essure

FDA takes actions to help women, doctors better understand potential problems associated with Essure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today actions to provide important information about the risks of using Essure and to help women and their doctors be better informed of the potential complications associated with implantable forms of sterilization. [More]
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