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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 […]

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 […]

Titan Medical Completes Initial Formative Human Factors Studies for SPORT Robotic Surgical System
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Titan Medical Completes Initial Formative Human Factors Studies for SPORT Robotic Surgical System

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – May 17, 2017) – Titan Medical Inc. (TSX: TMD) (OTCQB: TITXF), a medical device company focused on the design and development of a robotic surgical system for application in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), announces completion of initial formative human factors studies for its SPORT single port robotic […]

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 […]

Study results demonstrate 74% reduction in surgical site infections with use of PICO™ Single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system
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Study results demonstrate 74% reduction in surgical site infections with use of PICO™ Single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system

16 May 2017 Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, proudly supports results of an independent, randomised clinical trial1 concluding that, in the patients studied, the use of the PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system significantly reduced the rate of surgical site infections (SSI) […]

Lima Corporate Celebrates 15 years of SMR System by Launching Two New Additions to the Shoulder Portfolio
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Lima Corporate Celebrates 15 years of SMR System by Launching Two New Additions to the Shoulder Portfolio

San Daniele del Friuli, Udine, Italy – 15th May 2017 – Lima Corporate is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the SMR shoulder modular system, by launching the SMR Bone Graft Instruments and Lima Personalized Surgical Instruments (LPSI). This anniversary positions Lima as the pioneer in modularity applied to shoulder replacement. […]

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 […]

Episurf Medical continues its communication with the US FDA for market acceptance in the U.S.
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Episurf Medical continues its communication with the US FDA for market acceptance in the U.S.

Press Release – 15.05.2017 In July 2016, Episurf Medical participated in a pre-submission meeting with the FDA in Washington. Following this meeting, Episurf Medical submitted a 513(g) Request for Information for obtaining FDA’s views about the classification and the regulatory requirements that may be applicable to the Episealer device. Episurf Medical […]

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 […]