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Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Makrolon® polycarbonate resin from Bayer MaterialScience LLC forms the handles of CMP’s TorqueSafe™ instruments, which are designed for trauma, reconstruction, small bone, cranio maxillofacial fixation, spine and extremity procedures. [More]
InterveXion receives federal grants for development of drug therapies to treat methamphetamine users

InterveXion receives federal grants for development of drug therapies to treat methamphetamine users

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures startup company, InterveXion Therapeutics LLC, has received two federal grants totaling $14.5 million for development of drug therapies that can help methamphetamine drug abusers break their addiction. [More]
UT Southwestern gets NCI grant to establish Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy Research Center in US

UT Southwestern gets NCI grant to establish Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy Research Center in US

UT Southwestern Medical Center is leading a Texas consortium of researchers to establish the country's first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy that could provide clinical care and research using heavy particles for innovative new cancer treatments. [More]
Studies show neurointerventional surgery reduces stroke mortality rate by 50%

Studies show neurointerventional surgery reduces stroke mortality rate by 50%

Two new clinical trials on the treatment of stroke (ESCAPE and EXTEND IA) demonstrate that neurointerventional surgery significantly increases the number of patients who are able to live independently without major neurological disabilities. [More]
Single-use TorqueSafe instruments use Bayer's Makrolon polycarbonate resin

Single-use TorqueSafe instruments use Bayer's Makrolon polycarbonate resin

For many years, torque-applying instruments have been among the surgical instruments typically used during orthopedic surgeries. [More]
UT Southwestern leads researchers to establish National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy

UT Southwestern leads researchers to establish National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy

UT Southwestern Medical Center is leading a Texas consortium of researchers to establish the country's first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy that could provide clinical care and research using heavy particles for innovative new cancer treatments. [More]
Bayer materials withstand demanding conditions and meet requirements for innovative medical devices MD&M West

Bayer materials withstand demanding conditions and meet requirements for innovative medical devices MD&M West

Increasingly, innovative medical applications place further importance on the success of the materials they use. When patients’ health, mobility and comfort are involved, reliability and durability are crucial. Bayer MaterialScience LLC steps up to the challenge offering original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) a wide range of material solutions for their medical application needs. [More]
Bayer offers wide range of material solutions for OEMs' medical application needs

Bayer offers wide range of material solutions for OEMs' medical application needs

Increasingly, innovative medical applications place further importance on the success of the materials they use. When patients' health, mobility and comfort are involved, reliability and durability are crucial. Bayer MaterialScience LLC steps up to the challenge offering original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) a wide range of material solutions for their medical application needs. [More]
UVA researchers find biological trigger for protective form of immune response to spinal cord injury

UVA researchers find biological trigger for protective form of immune response to spinal cord injury

Hot on the heels of discovering a protective form of immune response to spinal cord injury, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have pinpointed the biological trigger for that response - a vital step toward being able to harness the body's defenses to improve treatment for spine injuries, brain trauma, Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. [More]
Research findings could lead to improved treatments for brain and spinal cord injuries

Research findings could lead to improved treatments for brain and spinal cord injuries

Hot on the heels of discovering a protective form of immune response to spinal cord injury, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have pinpointed the biological trigger for that response - a vital step toward being able to harness the body's defenses to improve treatment for spine injuries, brain trauma, Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. [More]
Misonix net sales increase 36% to $5.6 million in second quarter fiscal 2015

Misonix net sales increase 36% to $5.6 million in second quarter fiscal 2015

Misonix, Inc., an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, ended December 31, 2014. [More]
PRO-DEX completes acquisition of Fineline Molds

PRO-DEX completes acquisition of Fineline Molds

PRO-DEX, INC. today announced that on February 1, 2015 it completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Fineline Molds, a company located in San Dimas, Calif. that manufactures plastic injection molding tools. [More]
New study sheds light on syndrome linked to aggressive pediatric cancer

New study sheds light on syndrome linked to aggressive pediatric cancer

A new study involving researchers at The University of Nottingham has revealed how children with an aggressive cancer predisposition syndrome experience a never before seen flood of mutations in their disease in just six months. [More]
Amedica receive FDA clearance for multi-level cervical interbody cage indications

Amedica receive FDA clearance for multi-level cervical interbody cage indications

Amedica Corporation, a company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride ceramics as a biomaterial platform, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the indications of Amedica’s silicon nitride interbody fusion products to include multi-level cervical treatment. [More]
International researchers discover gene that causes familial scoliosis

International researchers discover gene that causes familial scoliosis

The discovery of the first gene causing familial scoliosis was announced by an international France-Canada research team today. "Mystery surrounds the cause of scoliosis, which is a three dimensional deformation of the vertebral column. Many researchers have been attempting to uncover the origins of this disease, particularly from a genetic point of view," explained leading co-author Dr Florina Moldovan of the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte Justine research hospital. [More]
Exploring better treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Exploring better treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) affects 2-3% of children aged between 10 and 16. It is more common in girls than in boys (with a ratio of 10-1). Besides the obvious physical signs derived from the visible spinal deformity, AIS can cause psychological and emotional problems (low self-esteem, poor self-image body, etc.) that significantly reduces patients' quality of life. [More]
Scientists reveal mechanism underlying cellular degeneration of upper motor neurons

Scientists reveal mechanism underlying cellular degeneration of upper motor neurons

For the first time, scientists have revealed a mechanism underlying the cellular degeneration of upper motor neurons, a small group of neurons in the brain recently shown to play a major role in ALS pathology. [More]
New eye-tracking device measures severity of concussion and brain injury

New eye-tracking device measures severity of concussion and brain injury

New research out of NYU Langone Medical Center could move the medical community one step closer toward effectively detecting concussion and quantifying its severity. [More]
DePuy Synthes Spine receives 510(k) clearance to market SYNAPSE OCT System with posterior cervical screws

DePuy Synthes Spine receives 510(k) clearance to market SYNAPSE OCT System with posterior cervical screws

DePuy Synthes Spine today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its SYNAPSETM Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic (OCT) System with posterior cervical screws, the first time cervical screws have been indicated for use with a screw-rod posterior fixation system. [More]
Childbearing women who take painkillers may face increased risk of birth defects

Childbearing women who take painkillers may face increased risk of birth defects

More than one-fourth of privately-insured and one-third of Medicaid-enrolled women of childbearing age filled prescriptions for opioid-based (narcotic) painkillers between 2008 and 2012, according to a new analysis published today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). [More]
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