Medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 27, 2017

From RadiaDyne’s FDA expansion to NuVasive launching its new implants, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA expands indications for RadiaDyne’s OARtrac dose monitor RadiaDyne announced in an Oct. 24 press release that it has received additional FDA clearance for its upcoming OARtrac. The OARtrac allows

How squid ink could make going to the dentist painless

Squid ink could be used as a new imaging method at the dentist to check for gum disease, according to new research from the University of California at San Diego. Combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, engineers at UCSD have created a new dental imaging method that can painlessly and non-invasively examine a patient’s

Medtech stories we missed this week: August 4, 2017

From MDCorp inking a European distribution deal to Align Technology’s North Carolina expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. MDCorp inks distribution deal with Smart Endoscope Systems MDCorp announced in a July 31 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Smart Endoscope

Medtech stories we missed this week: July 7, 2017

From EnvisionTEC’s FDA approval to InVivo Therapeutics adding a new clinical site, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. EnvisionTEC wins FDA nod for 3D printing E-Denture material EnvisionTEC announced in a June 30 press release that it has received FDA approval for its E-Denture material

Antibe Therapeutics introduces new dental bone graft

Antibe Therapeutics today announced that its subsidiary Citagenix has launched PentOS OI Max for the dental biologics market. PentOS OI Max is the newest member of the PentOS OI family of bone grafts for oral and maxillofacial surgery. PentOS OI Max is an inductive collagen matrix that can be mixed with the clinician’s choice of

Maxon Motor and Straumann partner to produce dental implant components

Maxon Motor and Straumann have announced their partnership to produce dental implant components by ceramic injection molding (CIM). The partnership includes joint venture company Maxon dental, based near Freiburg, Germany, that will develop and produce CIM components for Straumann. Under the terms of the agreement, Straumann will obtain a 49% stake in Maxon Dental—subject to

Using outsourced MIM part production for medical and dental components is less costly than buying and operating a machining center in-house

When does it make more sense to use outsourced MIM part production than to buy and operate a machining center and do the work in-house? MIM is metal injection molding. It is an alternative process instead of machining parts out of raw metal stock. Many original equipment manufacturers of medical, dental and orthodontic components are

Futudent announces its next generation, game-changing video technology for dental professionals

Futudent introduces the EduCam – bringing the benefits of new video technology to the mass dental market for the first time in a convenient and affordable way.  Futudent has spent the past 5 years pioneering the uses of recorded and streamed video for dental professionals and patients around the world.  Video can be used for

RTI Surgical collaborates with American Dental Association on proposed Technical Report No. 1089

RTI Surgical, a global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants, commends the recent work of the American Dental Association (ADA) to improve track and trace of tissue implants used in dental surgeries. The ADA has released a technical report that will help to improve tracking and tracing within this

Global dental equipment market up to $7.52 billion by 2021

Adrian LaTrace, CEO, Boyd Industries According to a recent report from RnR Market Research, the global market for dental equipment will grow at a cumulative aggregate growth of 4.9% over the next five years, reaching $7.52 billion per year by 2021. The report attributes this booming growth to a rapidly increasing population of older adults,

National Science Foundation funds Nasseo for nanotube technology on PEEK orthopedic devices

Nasseo, a medical technology company dedicated to developing enhanced surface technologies for dental and orthopedic applications, has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF grant funding will further Nasseo’s work improving spinal implants by using a nano-engineered surface coating; Nasseo will conduct feasibility studies with an

3Shape launches TRIOS 3 Mono intraoral scanner

3Shape launches TRIOS 3 Mono, a new entry-level version of its award-winning TRIOS 3 intraoral scanner. TRIOS 3 Mono delivers the same documented-accuracy, insane speed and ease of use of all TRIOS intraoral scanners but takes digital impressions without color. It will sell at an extremely competitive price point at nearly 40% less than TRIOS

3D Systems introduces Jaw in a Day single surgery dental rehabilitation

3D Systems announced the launch of Jaw in a Day, the latest addition to its VSP (Virtual Surgical Planning) Reconstruction product line. Enabled by 3D Systems’ healthcare expertise and proprietary digital-to-physical workflow, this patient-specific process enables surgeons to perform a full jaw reconstruction in a single surgery. This groundbreaking capability could spare patients from months

3Shape Abutment Designer receives 510(k) clearance from FDA

The U.S. FDA has issued a 510(k) clearance for 3Shape Abutment Designer, a functionality within 3Shape Dental System CAD/CAM software. The 510(k) clearance covers all implant cases being designed using 3Shape Dental System software. A 3Shape Abutment Designer and/or Implant Bridge and Bars license is needed to use the functionality. “There has been considerable discussion

Something to smile about: Using simulation to improve dental implants!

By: Sabine A. Goodwin, CD-adapco,  C. Wadhwani, BDS MSD K.H. Chung, DDS PhD Cements are commonly used in dentistry, but there is very little knowledge of how their flow patterns influence the performance of dental systems. One area in dentistry where shape optimization should be considered is cementing of implant restorations. It has been shown that