Human Limb Regeneration by 2030

Limb Regeneration

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 Engineering a Limb. It is the brainchild of UConn Health’s Cato T.…

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Smith & Nephew Shrugs Off Buyout Talk With 275M Blue Belt Technologies Acquisition

Smith & Nephew

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 expand its market share and explore new surgical indications — all under…

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Back Pain Eased with Early Physical Therapy After Injury

Back Pain

(Reuters Health) – Starting physical therapy right after lower back pain begins may provide relief sooner compared to doing nothing, but makes little difference over the long term, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers followed more than 200 patients with recent onset of lower back pain for a year, randomly assigning them to receive either physical…

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EU drugs agency recommends suspension of Medtronic implant

Europe’s medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of Medtronic Plc’s InductOs, an implant to help bone development, pending the resolution of issues at a U.S. plant where a sponge used in the implant is made. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it began a review of InductOs after an inspection in April by Dutch and…

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Spinal Implants Market Set to Soar to Over $15B by 2020

Cleveland, Ohio – According to a new MarketsandMarkets research report, Spinal Implants and Spinal Devices Market – By Product, Technologies, Minimally Invasive Device, Decompression – Global Forecast to 2020, the global spinal implants and spinal devices market is expected to reach $15.73 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2015 to 2020. The spinal implants and spinal devices…

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