Author: Josh Sandberg

Florida Institute Funds Alachua-based Amend Surgical
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Florida Institute Funds Alachua-based Amend Surgical

GAINESVILLE, Fla. and BOCA RATON, Fla., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Florida Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Amend Surgical, an Alachua-based medical device company with newly licensed technology developed at the University of Florida. The Florida […]

Central Connecticut Neurosurgery and Spine is the First in Connecticut to Offer New Treatment Option for Chronic Pain
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Central Connecticut Neurosurgery and Spine is the First in Connecticut to Offer New Treatment Option for Chronic Pain

PLANO, TEXAS (PRWEB) MAY 17, 2017 Dr. Ahmed Khan is the first physician in Connecticut to implant Nuvectra’s Algovita® Spinal Cord Stimulation System, a powerfully versatile, patient-centric spinal cord stimulation system. The Algovita SCS System has been FDA approved as a treatment option for chronic intractable pain since late last […]

Stryker and AlloSource announce collaboration to distribute biologics for use in sports medicine procedures
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Stryker and AlloSource announce collaboration to distribute biologics for use in sports medicine procedures

DENVER, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today at the 2017 Annual Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Meeting (booth #109), Stryker’s Sports Medicine business and AlloSource® formally announced their collaboration to provide high quality, innovative biologics for use in sports medicine procedures. This collaboration is driven by the companies’ combined […]

XpandOrtho, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Its Electronic Soft Tissue Balancing Instrument for Total Knee Replacement Surgery
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XpandOrtho, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Its Electronic Soft Tissue Balancing Instrument for Total Knee Replacement Surgery

May 17, 2017 LA JOLLA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XpandOrtho, Inc., a designer of soft tissue balancing instruments, received FDA clearance on April 25th of 2017 for their electronic soft tissue balancing instrument for total knee replacement surgery. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded XpandOrtho 510(k) clearance for its sterile-packaged wireless […]

Knee osteoarthritis: Steroid injections offer no benefit, study suggests
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Knee osteoarthritis: Steroid injections offer no benefit, study suggests

Written by Honor Whiteman , Published 5-16-2017 Patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis do not benefit from steroid injections, concludes a new study published in JAMA. Study co-author Timothy E. McAlindon, of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, and colleagues found that steroid injections administered every 3 months were no better than […]

Xtant Medical Enters into Licensing Agreement for Sites Medical’s OsteoSync Ti Technology
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Xtant Medical Enters into Licensing Agreement for Sites Medical’s OsteoSync Ti Technology

BELGRADE, Mont., May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT), a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of orthopedic products for domestic and international markets, today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Sites Medical LLC, for utilization of their proprietary OsteoSync™ Ti […]

Invibio and Double Medical Driving Implantable Devices Using PEEK-OPTIMA Into China
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Invibio and Double Medical Driving Implantable Devices Using PEEK-OPTIMA Into China

THORNTON CLEVELEYS, UK – (May 16, 2017) – At the 10th Annual Congress of the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS), long-standing development partners Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, UK, and China’s Double Medical Technology Inc. collaborated on an interbody spine surgery workshop to help expand knowledge of the implantation of Double […]

Orthonika accelerates development of total meniscus replacement and secures additional funding
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Orthonika accelerates development of total meniscus replacement and secures additional funding

London, UK, 15th May 2017 / Orthonika Limited, a spin-out from Imperial College London, is pleased to announce success in securing funding for development of its novel synthetic total knee meniscus replacement. The company has closed a second round of investment of £675,000 from a group of angel investors alongside a Biomedical […]

Mazor Robotics congratulates surgeon on 200 patient procedures with the Mazor X Surgical Assurance platform
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Mazor Robotics congratulates surgeon on 200 patient procedures with the Mazor X Surgical Assurance platform

Orlando, Florida- May 15, 2017 – Mazor Robotics. a pioneer and leader in the field of surgical guidance systems, congratulates Dr. Kornelis Poelstra, board-certified orthopedist and founder of the “The Spine Center of Excellence at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast”, for becoming the first surgeon to reach the milestone […]

Life Spine Announces Full Commercial Launch of PROLIFT® Lordotic Expandable Interbody Solution
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Life Spine Announces Full Commercial Launch of PROLIFT® Lordotic Expandable Interbody Solution

May 16, 2017 HUNTLEY, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Life Spine, a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders today announced the full commercial launch of PROLIFT Lordotic expandable interbody solution with OSSEO-LOC™ technology. PROLIFT Lordotic allows for in-situ disc height restoration, for minimally […]

Exactech Receives 510(k) Clearance for Computer-Assisted Shoulder Arthroplasty Technology
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Exactech Receives 510(k) Clearance for Computer-Assisted Shoulder Arthroplasty Technology

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– May 15, 2017 Exactech, Inc. (EXAC), a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products and biologic solutions for extremities, knee and hip, announced today it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the ExactechGPS® Shoulder Application. Combining preoperative planning with […]