MedTech Chat podcast: Expanding recovery for breast cancer survivors with AirXpanders

Scott Dodson is the CEO and President of AirXpanders. AirXpanders is an emerging medical device company to watch in the U.S. Based in Palo Alto, AirXpanders has developed a technology that improves the breast cancer reconstruction process for women and is currently under review with the FDA. By employing a revolutionary new tissue expander, the

Zimmer Biomet celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Oxford Partial Knee System

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, a global developer in musculoskeletal healthcare, is pleased to announce the 40th anniversary of the Oxford Partial Knee System, the most widely used and clinically proven partial knee replacement system in the world. A partial knee replacement is a treatment for osteoarthritis in which one of the knee’s three compartments is replaced, whereas

A tiny new antenna for injectable medical devices

At the University of Michigan, engineers have been working on developing tiny electronic devices that are small enough to be injected through a syringe. Their latest development is a miniature antenna that is specifically designed to transmit and receive data in vivo at distances up to one ft. The device can monitor glucose levels for

Pinnacle Spine Group announces launch of InFill Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Device for spinal fusion surgeries

Pinnacle Spine Group, a developer of spinal fusion solutions engineered to deliver optimal bone graft volume and graft-to-endplate contact, announced the launch of its InFill Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Interbody Device. This device is designed to maximize wall thickness and graft chamber volume, ensuring optimal contact with the vertebral endplates by both the interbody

Amedica to present advantages of silicon nitride implants at 2016 Brazilian Spine Congress

Amedica, a company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride ceramics as a biomaterial platform, is pleased to announce its participation in the 2016 Brazilian Spine Congress occurring March 3 and 4, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “Brazil has been an emerging growth opportunity for us since achieving clearance during the third quarter of last year thanks in part to our

New rapid development prototype services

Norman Noble, Inc., the world’s leading contract manufacturer of next-generation implants, has added dedicated capacity in its Process Development Centers (PDCs) to produce prototype iterations faster for medical device OEMs. The new capability, dubbed Rapid Development Effort (RDE), is currently available for: · Laser Processing Services – Nitinol Stents, Transcatheter Heart Valves, Neuro Clot Pullers

Valeo II product family enchanced with second generation cervical system

Amedica Corporation,a company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride ceramics as a biomaterial platform, is pleased to announce the release of its Valeo II C interbody fusion device system. The second-generation cervical system will be commercially available mid-February 2016. The Valeo II C interbody fusion device, made entirely of Amedica’s micro composite silicon nitride biomaterial,

Antibiotic-infused implants designed to help faces heal

Rice University researchers developing temporary implants for facial reconstruction are incorporating a unique way to deliver time-released antibiotics to ward off infection while a patient heals. The Rice laboratory of bioengineer Antonios Mikos develops materials to help repair severe craniofacial injuries from trauma or pathological defects like tumor removal. The lab’s specialized plastic space maintainers

New T4C series HRC4000 medical grade, solid tantalum microchip capacitors

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the new T4C Series HRC4000 medical grade, solid tantalum microchip capacitors. Designed for use in the filtering, hold-up, timing, and pulsing circuits within implantable, non-life-support and non-implantable life support applications, the T4C Microchip Medical Series delivers the smallest medical tantalum capacitors available

Proxy Biomed expands facilities

Proxy Biomedical said today it is undergoing a “substantial facility expansion” as a results of new business and revenue growth, as well as the successful launch of several new product lines. The Ireland-based company said it released a range of biomaterial solutions with vascular indications, both resorbable and non-resorbable, and is now a leading supplier

AVX releases a new series of medical grade tantalum capacitors for implantable & life support applications

AVX, a manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released its new TBC Series HRC6000 medical implantable grade tantalum capacitors. Delivering lower DC leakage (DCL) values than any competitive offering—down to 0.0025 CV or 25% of typical industry limits—and requiring significantly less voltage de-rating than the standard 50% recommendation for solid tantalum capacitors. This

MedTech Chat: Dr. John Patrick reveals his medical predictions for the future of healthcare

In celebration of “Back to the Future Day” on Oct. 21, 2015, Dr. John Patrick discussed his predictions for the future of healthcare. Dr. Patrick, renowned author and researcher, is the president of Attitude, LLC, where he provides healthcare and technology insight, and the former VP of Internet Technology at IBM where he worked for

St. Jude Medical learns hard digital lessons with CardioMEMS

As a device part of what some call the healthcare revolution, CardioMEMs HF from St. Jude Medical ticks all the boxes. It is the first permanent diagnostic cardiovascular implant, and a big deal in terms of developing the digital healthcare market. The device enables mobile monitoring of patients at risk for heart failure. It works

What does Stryker want in new technologies?

“Stryker looks for two things when deciding whether to invest in a new technology,” CEO Kevin Lobo told an audience at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit this week. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company’s first criterion is whether a device meets a sizable unmet need. “If we have a market that has a huge amount of

Computers help dental implants look natural

Dental problems can make an individual self-conscious about their appearance. A person’s face is nearly always visible, and their teeth are among the first things people notice when they speak or smile. Dental Implant Surgeons work to ensure not only that dental implants are functional, but also that they look natural. An article in the