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Orthopedics and Spine
Human Limb Regeneration by 2030
On Veteran’s Day the University of Connecticut announced the launch of its new grand research challenge: regeneration of a human knee within 7 years, and an entire limb within 15 years. This major international research undertaking, called The HEAL Project, stands for Hartford...
November 16, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Nanostructured sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant MRSA infections
A common ingredient in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as joint replacements and pacemakers. Zinc oxide nanopyramids can disrupt methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), reducing the film of bacteria growing on coated materials by over 95 percent. About...
November 13, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Spectranetics Announces FDA Clearance of Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Spectranetics Corporation (SPNC) today announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its peripheral atherectomy product, the Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter, for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). Laser...
November 13, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Boston Scientific To Acquire Interventional Radiology Business Of CeloNova Biosciences
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the interventional radiology portfolio of CeloNova Biosciences, a San Antonio-based developer of endovascular and interventional cardiology technologies. The structured agreement includes drug-eluting microspheres designed...
November 13, 2015
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Measure Blood Flow Through Skin Sensor
The Rogers Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have expanded on their flexible skin sensor technology to measure blood flow in vessels 1 to 2 millimeters under the skin. Current methods to measure blood flow in a clinical setting rely...
November 6, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Sherwin-Williams Launches Breakthrough Paint With the Power to Kill Bacteria
Sherwin-Williams announces the launch of Paint Shield™, the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that continuously kills these difficult-to-treat, infection-causing bacteria after two hours of exposure on painted surfaces. By killing these infectious bacteria on painted surfaces, Paint Shield offers customers an important new tool...
November 6, 2015
Orthopedics and Spine
Smith & Nephew Shrugs Off Buyout Talk With 275M Blue Belt Technologies Acquisition
Smith & Nephew, British-based orthopedics giant, has expanded its foothold in the surgical robotics market with the $275 million acquisition of U.S.-based Blue Belt Technologies and its Navio robotics system. By combining its next-generation products with robotic technology, Smith & Nephew hopes to...
November 6, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Medtronic Buys Lazarus Effect For 100 Million
Medtronic is acquiring private-held Lazarus Effect, developer of a mesh cover for stent retrievers of blood clots, for $100 million in cash. As part of the deal, Medtronic obtains the Lazarus Cover device, which will serve as an adjunct to Medtronic’s Solitaire stent...
November 6, 2015
Resource Library
Risk Management: A Total Product Life-cycle Process [Infographic]
Risk Management is a total product life-cycle process. It’s not something you only do at the beginning or the end. As long as you produce a medical device, you must remember to plan for Risk Management. Unfortunately, risk management efforts have a tendency...
November 6, 2015
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