Southern Implants wins FDA nod for Provata dental implant

Southern Implants North America recently received FDA 510(k) clearance for its internal hex dental implant system, the Provata. The Provata is commercially available in the U.S. It complements the company’s External Hex Implant with an internal hex connection. It is available in three forms, including standard, a unique Co-Axis with Subcrestal Angle Correction and ProMax

This sensor attaches to the tooth and tracks dietary intake

Scientists in Massachusetts have developed a tiny sensor that fits on the surface of a tooth and tracks dietary intake. Tuft University School of Engineering researchers created a sensor that communicates wirelessly with a mobile device. It transmits information regarding glucose, salt and alcohol intake, which the researchers suggest could help detect and record a

Medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018

From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in

Carbon partners with Dentca and Dreve for 3D-printed dentures

Carbon recently partnered with Dentca and Dreve to make 3D printed dentures and gingiva masks and trays. The collaboration will allow the production of customized 3D printed dental products on Carbon printers using materials from Dentca and Dreve. “While 3D printing is not new to the dental market, Carbon provides a complete solution with a

How modern medicine changed ancient antidotes

Modern medicine is revolutionary in comparison to how different diseases and disorders were treated in ancient times. Without regulation, its no surprise that methods like drilling a hole in the skull to relieve a headache and using enemas to treat asthma were normal practice. With the FDA’s founding in 1906, many devices and practices have

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,