Navigation Links
BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Announces U.S. Launch of the OSSAnchor(TM) Grip Nitinol Soft Tissue Anchor

SAN ANTONIO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.), a privately held medical device company and leader in orthopaedic shape memory implant technology, today announced the launch of the OSSAnchor(TM) Grip, a nitinol implant designed to approximate soft tissue to bone.

The Grip is the first in the family of OSSAnchor(TM) nitinol soft tissue implants, designed to secure soft tissue to bone. The Grip is a nitinol implant with aggressive barbs on the legs for bone adhesion, and teeth on the underside of the implant for grasping of soft tissue. The Grip is ideal for upper and lower extremity soft tissue procedures, such as the Achilles tendon reattachment, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and biceps tenodesis.

Made of nitinol, a biocompatible alloy possessing shape memory and super- elastic properties, the OSSAnchor(TM) Grip implant is inserted at room temperature. Using BME's patented OSSforce(TM) Implant Controller, the implant is safely heated above body temperature. During this process, the implant's legs change shape to anchor into bone. In addition, the movement of the legs pulls the bridge of the staple down onto the tendon securing it against bone. After heating, the nitinol structure transforms into a state approximately 20% stronger than 316L stainless steel. Due to nitinol's unique properties, the implant continues to maintain an anchoring compressive force in bone over time.

The OSSAnchor(TM) Grip is also the first orthopaedic nitinol implant to feature barbs for improved pull-out resistance, a new surface treatment that minimizes nickel release, and a roughened surface texture for bone in-growth.

The OSSAnchor(TM) Grip implant was showcased by BME at the Texas Orthopaedic Association's Annual Meeting held May 22-24, in San Antonio, Texas. A national launch will take place at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society summer meeting in Denver, Colorado being held June 25-28.

BME is a medical device company that addresses the changing needs in musculoskeletal medicine. BME focuses on minimally invasive orthopaedic instrumentation and implants that elicit a biologic response. BME's focus on memory metal internal fixation implants is changing the shape of orthopaedic medicine. Its specialized history of musculoskeletal research services will continue to produce unique, state of the art orthopaedic products that provide better outcomes for patients and more convenience to surgeons. For more information visit

SOURCE BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.)
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Announces U.S. Launch of the OSSArc(TM) Anatomic Residual Compression Implant
2. Dr. Andrew K. Palmer Joins BMEs (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Board of Directors
3. Coventina Healthcare Enterprises, Inc. is Now ReGear Life Sciences, Inc.
4. Supreme Court Hears Case on Federal Pre-emption of Safety Standards for Medical Technologies (Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc.)
5. CYNACON/OCuSOFT (OCuSOFT, Inc.) Names Katherine M. Mastrota, M.S., O.D. to Medical Scientific Advisory Board
6. Animal Dermatology Clinic - San Diego Announces Dr. Brett Wildermuth, DVM, Achieves Diplomate Status With the American College of Veterinary Dermatology
7. Derma Sciences Announces Numerous Clinical Presentations on MEDIHONEY(TM) Wound & Burn Dressings at Upcoming WUWHS Conference
8. Medical Simulation Corporation Announces Partnership With Seattle Science Foundation
9. LCA-Vision Announces Upcoming Investment Community Events
10. Four Rivers Software Announces Enhanced Product Offering: TMS Connect(TM)
11. Axsun Technologies Announces Exclusive Cardiac Supply Agreement for Advanced OCT Tunable Lasers with LightLab Imaging
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... it deems a growing epidemic as deaths from prescription opioids in the United States ... heroin and cocaine. In 2013 alone, opioids were involved in 37 percent of all ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... American Family Care (AFC), ... opening of a holiday pop-up clinic located in Metro Atlanta’s North Point Mall. The ... new and different way. The location is scheduled to operate through Dec. 24. , ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Cold Shoulder , LLC launched their Pro Vest, the latest ... hit their goal of $20,000 in under 10 hours. , The campaign, ... PRO Weight Loss Vest to the market. , The PRO Vest provides consumers with a ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Baltimore, M.D. (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 ... ... a new award for its exceptional customer service: the TrustDale certification. The award ... experience. The Baltimore stone honing , tile and grout, and hard surface ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Dr. Kevin Day, local family chiropractor ... stress less this holiday season. During the Indiana winter months, Vitamin D deficiency ... the team at AlignLife want to help provide the tools needed to combat it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nueva York , 24 ... Devices (ABD), fabricante del Avery Breathing Pacemaker System, ... Jonzon , MD; Ph.D. como consultor clínico. ...   --> Foto - ... El doctor Jonzon es un fisiólogo y ...
(Date:11/24/2015)...  DILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare are pleased to ... to distribute GE,s Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging system ... distribution agreement will provide Dilon,s experienced distribution network access ... is considered an initial step in an ongoing exploration ... and their patients. --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that ... multi-year agreement to deploy Breast Imaging PACS in ... the Breast Center a future-proof platform capable of expanding with ... announces that Breast Center of Acadiana has entered ... PACS in its two freestanding imaging centers. This investment will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: