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New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stone Clinic in San Francisco reported it implanted the first commercially available meniscus templates in California this past week, opening up a whole new field of meniscus reconstruction. The implant permits segmental rebuilding of portions damaged...

ATS Medical Announces FDA Clearance and First Implant of New ATS Simulus Semi-Rigid Annuloplasty Band

MINNEAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ATS Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSI ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today announced FDA clearance and the first implant of the ATS Simulus(R) Semi-Rigid Annuloplasty Band. The Simulus Semi-Rigid Ann...

Global network formed to improve hearing implant outcomes

The Cochlear Implant Program at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) working in collaboration with researchers at The University of Western Ontario's National Centre for Audiology, has joined 16 other world-class centres to form HEARRING the International Network of Comprehensive Hearing Impl...

Simulation helps students learn dental implant procedures

AUGUSTA, Ga. A realistic computer game will soon be used to help dental students worldwide learn and reinforce dental implant procedures. The Virtual Dental Implant Training Simulation Program is designed to help students in diagnostics, decision making and treatment protocols. It was designed...

BellaDerm(TM), a Unique Human Skin Tissue Implant for Facial and Body Contouring, is Introduced by MTF

EDISON, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- BellaDerm, the first human dermal tissue graft offered specifically for facial and body contouring procedures, is being introduced today by MTF, the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the country's leading non-profit tissue bank. BellaDerm is a uniqu...

Increasingly Competitive European Dental Implant Market to Reach Over $2.7 Billion by 2013 Despite Unfavorable Economic Conditions

Millennium Research Group's new European dental implant report now provides more geographical coverage than ever before WALTHAM, Mass., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) new European Markets for Dental Implants 2009 report finds that, despite unfavorable economic co...

BioHorizons Reports on Comparative 3-Year Dental Implant Study Showing Significant Crestal Bone and Soft Tissue Retention Using Laser-Lok(R) Microchannels

3-Year Study Highlights the Clinical Success of Dental Implants with Laser-Lok(R) Technology over Traditional Implants BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHorizons, a leader in the dental implant industry, reported today that data from a three-year prospective, controlled, multi-cente...

Doctor's Training Affects Defibrillator Implant Results

Study finds fewer complications with electrophysiologists TUESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are you've never heard of electrophysiology, but it's a medical subspecialty you should know about if you are one of the 100,000 or so Americans who will have a heart defibrillator i...

New Dental Implant Research Study Open to Patients and Participating Dentists

Global2Labs, Inc. and the Northwest Implant Research Group announced a new dental implant research study now open for doctor participation in the US and internationally. The purpose of the study is to determine the success rates for newer implant designs coming to market. This study will help d...

Dental Implant Market to Exceed $1 Billion by 2013 Despite Current Economic Slowdown

Growing preference for procedures that offer improved aesthetic results will help drive the dental implant market from 2010-2013, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) new US Markets for Dental Impla...

Cochlear Americas Hosts Celebration 2009 for Cochlear Implant Recipients and Their Families

Event Marks World's Largest Gathering of Cochlear Implant Recipients DENVER, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas, the world's leader in advanced hearing technologies, brings together cochlear implant recipients and their families for the third Cochlear Celebration on March 26-29 in Ana...

BioHorizons Announces Its 2009 Global Symposium: Bringing Together Top Thought Leaders in the Dental Implant Industry to Provide Insight on Integrating Technology into the Continuum of Care

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHorizons announces today that its 2009 Global Symposium will take place Thursday, April 30, to Saturday, May 2, at the Hilton Chicago. This educational event will focus on recent advances in digital dentistry, treatment planning, implant surface treatm...

Job Loss Means Fewer Americans Have Health Care Coverage: How Will the Economic Downturn Affect the Small-Joint Implant Market?

Procedure growth and average selling prices to be affected into 2010, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) US Markets for Small-Joint Implants 2009 report, which includes arthroplasty implants (shoulde...

Southern California Dentist First on the West Coast to Perform Concentrated Stem Cell Transplant for Dental Implant Procedure

Patient's Own Stem Cells to Be Harvested and Transplanted Into the Jaw to Generate Dense Bone Tissue for Permanent Dental Implantation RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason Morgan needs a dental implant to restore his infectious grin, but to attach an implant would be...

NYU Langone Medical Center study shows that cochlear implant surgery is safe for the elderly

New York February 26, 2009 Contrary to conventional medical wisdom, a new study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers shows that healthy elderly patients with severe to profound hearing loss can undergo a surgical procedure to receive cochlear implants with minimal risk. "Due to concerns ab...

Inspire Medical Systems Completes First Implant of the Inspire II System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspire Medical Systems, Inc., a private medical device company, today announced it has completed the first human implant of its Inspire II system designed to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is estimated that one in fifteen adults has moderat...

Mount Sinai first in US to implant FDA-cleared ring for mitral valve repair

(New York, NY February 24, 2009) David H. Adams, MD, Marie-Jose and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, performed the first two implantations of the Carpentier-Edwards Physio II ring in the United States yesterday....

New surgical implant tested at U-Iowa prevents total blindness

A work accident leaves a woman blind in one eye. As she copes with the loss, within months the vision in the other, previously uninjured eye begins to blur, and the eye becomes red and inflamed. The rare eye condition, known as sympathetic ophthalmia, occurs when vision is lost in one eye throu...

Ascension Orthopedics Introduces the Silicone PIP Implant System

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a leader in orthopedic extremity implants, announces the release of the Ascension(R) Silicone PIP System at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This system features the smallest pre-flexed silicone proximal interphalange...

Chinese Dental Implant Market Promises Strong Growth

As private clinics open up all over China, more patients will receive dental work, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) Chinese Markets for Dental Implants 2009 report, new private dental clinics are ...

LegalView Developing Cranial Implant Information Portal Detailing the Recall of Stryker Cranial Implant Kits

LegalView recently created a new information portal detailing the recall of approximately 322 cranial implant kits that were implanted in patients suffering from face, jaw and cranium injuries. The kits have been recalled due to controversy on the sterility of the implants. ...

New Smart Toe Implant Lets Foot Surgery Patients Go 'Wireless'

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no wonder that millions of Americans suffer from some form of foot pain. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) estimates that by age 50, the majority of people have logged 75,000 miles on their feet. For many, the pain is severe enough to ...

New bone implant technology using techniques normally used to make catalytic converters

A method of producing synthetic bone, using techniques normally used to make catalytic converters for cars, is being developed by researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick. The team is now working closely with Warwick Ventures, the University's technology transfer office, to find a suitab...

TYRX, Inc. Announces 1,000th Implant of AIGISRx(TM) Anti-Bacterial Envelope

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TYRX, Inc., a leader in the development and commercialization of convergent drug-device products, announced today the 1,000th implant of the AIGISRx(TM) Anti-bacterial Envelope following its commercialization in June, 2008. AIGISRx is an anti-b...

Amedica Receives CE Mark for the World's First FDA-Cleared Valeo(TM) Ceramic Spinal Implant System

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, an orthopedic implants company focused on silicon nitride ceramic technologies, announced today that it has received a CE (Conformite Europeene) mark for its Valeo(TM) family of ceramic spinal intervertebral spacers. This family incl...

First Implant of DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) in Japanese Clinical Trial

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Terumo Heart Inc. announced that the first DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) was implanted in October at the University of Tokyo Hospital in Japan. Terumo Corporation will continue efforts toward an early application for approval for ...

Northern Virginia Dentist to Become a New Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry

If you are finally ready to do something about those loose dentures, or need to replace one or more missing teeth, consider dental implants as the permanent answer to your problem. Northern Virginia (PRWEB) October 21, 2008 -- Dr. E. Richard Hughes, a Northern Virginia ...

Arthrosurface HemiCAP(R) Focal Knee Resurfacing Implant Receives FDA Approval to Move into Final Investigational Stage

FRANKLIN, Mass., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface, Inc. ( http://www.arthrosurface.com ), the developer of less-invasive joint resurfacing systems, announced that it has received approval from the U.S. FDA to begin its pivotal investigation for its line of focal knee resurfacing implants....

Frost & Sullivan Honors ConforMIS for Its Contribution to Personalized Care Through its Customized Implant Development Technologies

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the personalized healthcare market, Frost & Sullivan presents ConforMIS with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Medical Device Healthcare Innovation. This recognition is in support of the company's uniqu...

New implant device remotely monitors heart failure patients at Northwestern Memorial

CHICAGOChest pain and shortness of breath are common symptoms that send tens of thousands of heart failure (HF) patients into U.S. hospitals each month. Cardiologists at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital may be able to curb such visits for some of their HF patie...

Boca Raton Based Plastic Surgeon Introduces Revolutionary New Adjustable Breast Implant to Europe and Asia

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Hilton Becker M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S. of Boca Raton, Florida, who has been working on creating breast implants for the last 20 years, has created his most effective implant yet -- the Spectra Adjustable Gel Implant which is 90 percent silicone and...

Researchers develop neural implant that learns with the brain

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Devices known as brain-machine interfaces could someday be used routinely to help paralyzed patients and amputees control prosthetic limbs with just their thoughts. Now, University of Florida researchers have taken the concept a step further, devising a way for computerized devi...

ISU researcher performs first veterinary corneal implant procedure in US

Sinisa Grozdanic an assistant professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences performed the surgery that restored sight to 7-year-old Dixie, a Mountain Cur breed owned by Brett Williams of Runnells. "We are excited for Dixie," said Grozdanic. "She was our patient for such a long time and nothing real...

Syndicom's Collaborative Web Platform Chosen to Facilitate Clinical Trials for Lumbar Disc Device from Aesculap Implant Systems

Web collaboration helps Aesculap Implant Systems stay abreast of ongoing clinical trial results DURANGO, Colo., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndicom, the premier developer of collaborative communities, today announced that the company is providing its online collabora...

Cochlear implant recipients experience improvement in quality of life

Alexandria, VA Cochlear implant recipients experience a significant improvement in their quality of life, and have improved speech recognition, according to new research published in the March 2008 issue of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. The German study evaluated the quality of life o...

Youngest patient worldwide to have auditory implant in the brain stem

This release is available in Spanish . A team of ear, nose and throat specialists and neurosurgeons at the University Hospital of Navarra, led by doctors Manuel Manrique Rodrguez, specialist in ear, nose and throat surgery and Bartolom Bejarano Herruzo, specialist in paediatric neurosurgery...

Knee Implant Market Booming in China

Chinese knee implant market set to skyrocket through 2012, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's Chinese Markets for Large-Joint Reconstructive Implants 2008 report, sales of reconstructive ...

Radiation seed implant decreases risk of death over watchful waiting

Prostate cancer patients cut their risk of dying of the disease in half when they receive radiation seed implants (brachytherapy) to treat their cancer, compared to those who dont receive active treatment (watchful waiting/active surveillance), within six months from being diagnosed with localized...

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

WHO: American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), www.aaid.com WHAT: Annual Scientific Meeting: Excellence Through Evidence-based Implant Dentistry WHEN: Nov 7 11, 2007 WHERE: Rio Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas WHY: Dental implants are the hottest procedure in dent...

Michigan Cosmetic Surgeon Debunks Top 3 Breast Implant Myths

With the recent (November 17, 2006) re-approval of silicone implants, attention is once again focused on the safety of breast implants and the potential risks associated with them. - Myth #1: Silicone implants are more dangerous than saline implants. - Myth #...
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