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Strong and aesthetic ceramic implants and abutments for the dental industry

Strong and aesthetic ceramic implants and abutments for the dental industry

Picoparts has extensive experience in designing and producing small precision parts made of Zirconia, which led to the company founding a Dental Division in 2008... [More]
HeartWare Ventricular Assist System meets primary endpoint in ENDURANCE clinical trial

HeartWare Ventricular Assist System meets primary endpoint in ENDURANCE clinical trial

HeartWare International, Inc., a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that data from its first destination therapy clinical trial cohort, ENDURANCE, successfully demonstrated that the trial achieved the primary endpoint. [More]
Lucideon doubles its wear testing capabilities in the US

Lucideon doubles its wear testing capabilities in the US

Lucideon has invested in a new six station knee wear testing simulator, doubling its capacity to perform knee wear testing for orthopaedic implant manufacturers and taking the total investment in this service to over £1 Million across the group... [More]
Researchers cultivate fully functional cardiac tissues from cobweb protein

Researchers cultivate fully functional cardiac tissues from cobweb protein

Genetically engineered fibers of the protein spidroin, which is the construction material for spider webs, has proven to be a perfect substrate for cultivating heart tissue cells, MIPT researchers found. They discuss their findings in an article that has recently come out in the journal PLOS ONE. [More]
Fraunhofer researchers develop cell-free substrate made of advanced fibers

Fraunhofer researchers develop cell-free substrate made of advanced fibers

Regenerative medicine uses cells harvested from the patient's own body to heal damaged tissue. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a cell-free substrate containing proteins to which autologous cells bind and grow only after implantation. [More]
Amniotic stem cells promote growth of functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels

Amniotic stem cells promote growth of functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels

Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital scientists are using stem cells from amniotic fluid to promote the growth of robust, functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels. [More]
Loyola otolaryngologist offers tips to identify, treat ear infection in children

Loyola otolaryngologist offers tips to identify, treat ear infection in children

Earaches in babies are not uncommon. But a baby's inability to communicate symptoms can leave most parents feeling helpless. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, three-fourths of babies will get at least one ear infection before the age of one. [More]
Thoratec gets final FDA approval to expand enrollment of HeartMate III U.S. clinical trial

Thoratec gets final FDA approval to expand enrollment of HeartMate III U.S. clinical trial

Thoratec Corporation, a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, today announced that it received final approval from the FDA to broaden enrollment of the HeartMate III U.S. clinical trial of up to 1,028 patients in up to 60 sites. [More]
BME announces launch of Speed Titan Nitinol Bone Fixation Implant

BME announces launch of Speed Titan Nitinol Bone Fixation Implant

BioMedical Enterprises announced the launch of the Speed Titan Nitinol Bone Fixation Implant today. As the newest addition to the BME Speed Fixation System, the Speed Titan joins the BME Speed, Speed Arc and Speed Shift™ implants to create the world's most comprehensive family of continuous active compression Nitinol implants. [More]
UT Arlington electrical engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids

UT Arlington electrical engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people. [More]

European Commission clears Zimmer's proposed acquisition of Biomet

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. announced today that the European Commission has conditionally cleared Zimmer's proposed acquisition of Biomet, Inc. The EC's clearance is conditioned upon Zimmer entering into agreements with a suitable buyer to divest certain assets comprising the remedy package previously submitted to the EC. [More]
DFG Senate approves establishment of one Clinical Research Unit, five Research Units

DFG Senate approves establishment of one Clinical Research Unit, five Research Units

At its spring meeting in Bonn, the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) approved the establishment of one new Clinical Research Unit and five new Research Units. [More]
DePuy Synthes adds four new products to adult deformity portfolio

DePuy Synthes adds four new products to adult deformity portfolio

DePuy Synthes Companies announced the addition of four new products to its adult deformity portfolio as well as a new education offering, continuing its expansion of one of the broadest spine portfolios in the industry. The products were displayed by DePuy Synthes Spine at the 81st annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [More]
Zimmer celebrates significant testing milestone for Vivacit-E Vitamin E Technology

Zimmer celebrates significant testing milestone for Vivacit-E Vitamin E Technology

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. is highlighting its Vivacit-E Advanced Bearing Technology with Vitamin E by celebrating a significant testing milestone. [More]
Zimmer debuts new Gel-One Patient App for people experiencing knee pain

Zimmer debuts new Gel-One Patient App for people experiencing knee pain

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. announced today the debut of a new mobile app designed to serve as a feature-rich resource for patients of its Gel-One Hyaluronate product. [More]
K2M announces enhanced complex spine portfolio with addition of its innovative NILE™ alternative fixation spinal system

K2M announces enhanced complex spine portfolio with addition of its innovative NILE™ alternative fixation spinal system

NILE features low-profile, robust implants and intuitive and light ergonomic instruments, intended to provide stabilization between the spine and the rod, and to allow for reduction, translation, compression and distraction while sparing the anatomy... [More]
Hip replacement procedure alleviates pain, improves function in young JIA patients

Hip replacement procedure alleviates pain, improves function in young JIA patients

Hip replacement is often performed in patients with juvenile arthritis when their joints have been severely damaged by the disease. [More]
Boston Scientific announces successful implantations of WATCHMAN Device in three US patients

Boston Scientific announces successful implantations of WATCHMAN Device in three US patients

This week, three patients in the United States received the first implants of the Boston Scientific Corporation WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device. [More]
DePuy Synthes launches TFNA System to improve outcomes in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery

DePuy Synthes launches TFNA System to improve outcomes in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has launched the TFN-ADVANCED Proximal Femoral Nailing System (TFNA), a nail, blade and screw system designed to improve patient outcomes by more closely matching the anatomy of patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. [More]
Manchester scientists develop enhanced surface for silicone breast implants

Manchester scientists develop enhanced surface for silicone breast implants

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body. [More]
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