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Despite the Economic Downturn, Long-Term Growth Potential in the US Dental Biomaterial Market Remains Robust

Millennium Research Group releases latest editions of its Industry Quarterly publications focused on recent events in the cardiovascular, endoscopy, orthopedics, aesthetics, and imaging and healthcare IT industries WALTHAM, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the glo...

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Scientists Successfully Develop Novel Biomaterial to Help Grow New Blood Vessels

OTTAWA , Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ - Researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) have successfully grown blood vessels in damaged muscle tissue by injecting a biomaterial developed specifically to attract new cells and support regeneration. Blood vessel regeneration suggests that ...

Rutgers biomaterial debuts in clinical trials of new stent

New Brunswick, N.J. A revolutionary, new biomaterial, developed at the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (NJCBM) at Rutgers University, has moved from the lab bench to field testing in record time. This achievement, a product of a breakthrough methodology in biomaterials discovery, is the enabli...

CryoLife Receives CE Mark Approval for BioFoam(R) Hemostatic Technology

...from the U.S. Department of Defense. CryoLife is in the final stages of this approval process. About BioFoam BioFoam, a protein hydrogel biomaterial under development by CryoLife, contains an expansion agent which generates a mixed-cell foam. The foam creates a mechanical barrier to decrease blood...

Kensey Nash Corporation Announces its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year End 2009 Earnings Release Date and Teleconference

...he teleconference. About Kensey Nash Corporation. Kensey Nash Corporation is a leader in developing, manufacturing and processing resorbable biomaterial products, incorporating its proprietary collagen and synthetic polymer technology. This expertise is used to develop and commercialize its products t...

Biomerix Corporation Receives ISO 13485 Certification

... Company with Innovative biomaterial Technology Achieves Significant Milestone in CE Mark Approval Pathway ... technology. Constructed as an ideal biointegrative scaffold, the Biomerix biomaterial supports tissue repair and regeneration, leading to better clinical outcome...

CorMatrix Cardiovascular to Present on its ECM Technology(TM) at the Annual Advanced Cardiac Techniques in Surgery (ACTS) Symposium in New York, N.Y.

... /PRNewswire/ -- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., an Atlanta-based company dedicated to developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM(TM)) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, today announced that Robert G. Matheny, M.D., Chief Scientific...

Kensey Nash Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Month Fiscal Year 2009 Results

...erating margin of 37%. Operating cash flow of $8.4 million. biomaterial sales of $12.9 million, representing an increase of 3% from third quarter o... ---- ---- ---- Revenues: Net sales biomaterial sales $12,948,185 $12,555,822 $38,717,172 $34,208,033 Endovasc...

Department of Defense Awards CryoLife $1.7 million to Develop BioFoam Hemostatic Technology

...e president and chief executive officer. "We are excited about advancing this product through the clinical process." BioFoam, a protein hydrogel biomaterial under development by CryoLife, contains an expansion agent which generates a mixed-cell foam. The foam creates a mechanical barrier to decrease blood...

CorMatrix Cardiovascular Announces First European Implants of CorMatrix(R) ECM Technology(TM)

...swire/ -- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., an Atlanta-based company dedicated to developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM Technology) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, announced today that it has begun its expansion in Europe foll...
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Prospective Clinical Advantages of Trabecular Metal(TM) Technology Highlighted in Comparative Study

...he detrimental effects of stress-shielding commonly seen around traditional acetabular implants." Trabecular Metal material is a structural biomaterial whose cellular architecture resembles bone and approximates its physical and structural properties more closely than other prosthetic materials. The ...

St. Francis Surgeon Uses Tissue Regeneration Technology to Rebuild Patients' Heart Structures

...the beating hearts of heart surgery patients. The CorMatrix ECM is a unique biomaterial that harnesses the body's innate ability to repair damaged heart tissue. Ov...er time, it is replaced by the patients' own tissue. "The use of this biomaterial is a major advancement in cardiac surgery and allows us to provide our pati...

Osteotech Completes Enrollment for DuraTech(TM) BioRegeneration Matrix Clinical Trial

... Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to evaluating the results of the clinical trial and believe that the data will show that our first-in-class biomaterial stimulates the body's natural healing processes and helps reduce the potential for immune reactions. Our HCT platform will support a variety of new pr...

Pain Relief in Just One Visit with Genzyme's Synvisc-One

...ery is positioned to benefit from this shift in preference. "The HA viscosupplementation market is the fastest-growing segment of the orthopedic biomaterial market, fueled in particular by the rise of single-injection treatments," says Kevin Flewwelling, Manager of the Orthopedics division at MRG. "Now th...

Treating Knee Ligament Injuries

...some success. Other nonsurgical treatments, such as gene therapy, growth factors, and small intestine submucosa, which is a naturally derived biomaterial isolated from the small intestine of pigs. All are currently in their early stages of use, but may hold some promise. Surgical t...

Comparative Study Shows Significant Bone In-growth and Advanced Clinical Outcomes Using Zimmer's Trabecular Metal(TM) Technology

...s of Trabecular Metal monoblock implants over traditional metal implants," continued Dr. Blanchard. Trabecular Metal material is a structural biomaterial whose cellular architecture resembles bone and approximates its physical and mechanical properties more closely than other prosthetic materials. The ...

Osteotech Initiates Pivotal Clinical Trial for DuraTech(TM) BioRegeneration Matrix

...d Sam Owusu-Akyaw, Osteotech's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our human collagen platform positions Osteotech as first-in-class with this new biomaterial and enables us to respond to the growing surgeon demand, and address patient need, for safe and clinically effective regenerative healing surgical pro...

CorMatrix(R) Announces Intramyocardial Injection of Emulsified ECM Technology(TM) Demonstrates Enhanced Angiogenesis and Improved Cardiac Function in a Preclinical Model

... /PRNewswire/ -- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., an Atlanta-based company dedicated to developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM(TM)) biomaterial technologies that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, presented data on its ECM Technology(TM) this week at the...

Ceremed's OSTENE(R) Stops Bone Bleeding Without Added Risk of Surgical Infection, New Study Finds

...verall risk of post surgical infections, sternal non-union, poor bone healing and chronic inflammation. Wax-like and malleable during application, the biomaterial dissolves rapidly and is eliminated from the body shortly after surgery. The material's main polymer component inherently reduces bacterial adhesion. ...

National Stem Cell Holding, Inc. Discovers Non-Embryonic Biomaterials that Promote Tissue Repair

...irstCall/ -- National Stem Cell Holding, Inc. (OTC: NHGI.PK), today announced that Michael Cohen, CEO of the Company, and Jacob Cohen, have discovered biomaterial derived from non- embryonic stem cells, which appears to promote tissue repair in various wound care applications. On July 26, 2007, the Company anno...
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GORE DUALMESH PLUS Biomaterial

Description: GORE DUALMESH PLUS Biomaterial is the first dual-surface hernia repair material with antimicrobial technology for controlling potential operative contamination of the material. This advanced ePTFE biomaterial contains two antimicrobial preservative agents, silver carbonate and chlorhexidine diaceta...
Company:W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

GORE DUALMESH® Biomaterial

Description: In certain hernia and soft tissue reconstructions, and in temporary bridging of fascial defects, it is sometimes necessary to encourage host tissue ingrowth along one surface, while minimizing tissue attachment along another surface. GORE DUALMESH® Biomaterial is a soft, conformable, ePTFE she...
Company:W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

GORE MYCROMESH Biomaterial

Description: In applications such as laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and urethral suspension reconstruction, surgeons require a surgical biomaterial that enables rapid fixation by tissue incorporation. GORE MYCROMESH Biomaterial provides the answer to the most demanding hernia and soft tissue reconstructio...
Company:W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

GORE MYCROMESH® PLUS Biomaterial

Description: GORE MYCROMESH® PLUS Biomaterial is the first hernia repair material with antimicrobial technology for controlling potential operative contamination of the material. This advanced ePTFE biomaterial contains two antimicrobial preservative agents, silver carbonate and chlorhexidine diacetate, whi...
Company:W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Bard Dulex® Mesh

Description:... Corduroy Biomaterial. In a laboratory test, the Dulex Mesh had an average ultimate strength of 16.2 kg/cm, compared to the Gore-Tex DualMesh Corduroy biomaterial at 13.7kg/cm....
Company:Davol, Inc.

Mesh-Wrapped Bioceramic Orbital Implant

Description:...Mesh-Wrapped Bioceramic Orbital Implant for use in enucleation procedures in the United States. The implant is made of the porous, strong, non-brittle biomaterial alumina (AL2, O3), and features highly uniform interconnected pores of approximately 500m in size. The vicryl (polyglactin 910) mesh wrapping allows t...
Company:FCI Ophthalmics Inc.

Stratasis TF Tension-Free Urethral Sling Kit

Features:... Stratasis TF is a natural biomaterial that restores continence at placement and remodels with host tissue....
Company:Cook Urological

Ossatura Synthetic Bone Graft

Features:...mately 80% hydroxyapatite (HA) and 20% -tricalcium phosphate (-T CP), similar to human bone in both structure and chemical composition. It is a porous biomaterial featuring interconnected macropores and micropores with an approximate total porosity of 75%. The macropores are responsible for the osteoconduction, ...
Company:Isotis Orthobiologics US
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Crab claws pack strengthening bromide-rich biomaterial

Next time you have an unlucky encounter with a crab's pinchers, consider that the claw tips may be reinforced with bromine-rich biomaterial 1.5 times harder than acrylic glass and extremely fracture resistant, says a University of Oregon scientist. Residents on the U.S. West Coast may have had ...

Finding the right mix: A biomaterial blend library

From dental implants to hip replacements, biomaterials have become big business. But scientists pursuing this modern medical revolution share a basic challenge: biocompatibility. How will a biomaterial on the lab bench actually work inside the human body? Will a patient accept the new material or s...

Crustacean shell with polyester creates mixed-fiber material for nerve repair

... in diameter, and between five and 15 centimeters (two to six inches) long. They tested a guide made from the chitosan-polyester blend against another biomaterial under study, polylacticcoglycolic acid, and a commercially available collagen guide. Of the three materials, the chitosan-polyester weave showed th...

Evolution and climate change research advances at Rutgers-Camden

...rive in the world's most extreme climates. He studies them for insight into their adaptations and their unique cocoon production processes, which have biomaterial applications. Only the intensely frigid environs Shain once explored in destinations like Alaska aren't as cold anymore. This summer, the RutgersCa...

Building better bones and tissue in the lab

...ue Regeneration has received nearly $163,000 from CFI to purchase specialized equipment to assess cell responses to a variety of mechanical forces and biomaterial types using state-of-the-art molecular biology and imaging techniques. "In many instances our ability to help tissues such as bone to repair, is ...

Compact research freezers to debut in space

...tates, Japan and the Europe all have labs on the space station, and they're all doing groundbreaking science. There is a huge demand to store all this biomaterial until you can examine it, process it or carry it back to Earth, and that's where GLACIER fits in," Connor said. The freezers have gone through rigo...

Case Western Reserve receives Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging award

...e factor delivery. His research aims to better understand what external signals or cues can be used to regulate cell behavior. His lab engineers novel biomaterial systems and microenvironments to present these signals to cells in a defined temporal and spatial manner to control their function and ultimately impr...

Rutgers biologist to study worms in Amazon, glaciers

...g to gain insight into the cocoon secretion mechanism (comparable in complexity, perhaps, to spinning a spider web), and to our collective data on the biomaterial aspects of different parts of worm cocoons, mainly as flexible, resilient membranes and bio-adhesives (usually underwater adhesives, but not in this c...

New 3-D test method for biomaterials 'flat out' faster

...ns. Cells are very sensitive to the texture, shapes, and other three-dimensional features of their local environment inside the body, explains NIST biomaterial scientist Carl Simon. The large difference in structure between 2-D films and 3-D scaffolds should be considered when screening new materials. On ...

Yale scientists create artificial 'cells' that boost the immune response to cancer

...against infectious disease and cancer, said Fahmy. Our ability to manipulate this response so rapidly and naturally with an off the shelf reproducible biomaterial is a big step forward. Fahmy was recently awarded a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award for work on this process and ways of e...
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CorMatrix(R) Announces FDA 510(k) for Novel Biomaterial Implant for Intracardiac Repair

Company Also Announces CE Mark Approval for First Product, the CorMatrix ECM(TM) for Pericardial Closure ATLANTA, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., an Atlanta- based company dedicated to developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM(TM)) biom...

National Stem Cell Holding in Final Stage Negotiations for Exclusive Licensing of its Recently Discovered Biomaterial for Anti-Aging Applications

This development places National Stem Cell in the sector for Anti-aging products and services, presently a $30 Billion Market, and one of the Biggest Marketing Opportunities in the U.S. Today MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Stem Cell Holding, Inc. (O...

Tepha Partner Launches Novel Monofilament Absorbable Suture Utilizing Tepha's Proprietary Biomaterial

Tepha Corporate Partner, Aesculap AG, Introduces MonoMax(R) Monofilament Suture at the German Surgical Congress in Munich following Receipt of CE Mark LEXINGTON, Mass., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tepha, Inc., a developer of medical devices announced today that its corporate partner, Aesculap A...

How Long Will the Economic Downturn Affect the Dental Biomaterials Market?

... market expansion in 2008 and highlight the revenue potential in the dental biomaterial space," says Kevin Flewwelling, Manager of the Orthopedics division at MRG. "Although 2009 will be a challenging year for dental biomaterial sales, market growth will continue through 2013." MRG's US Markets fo...

Biomerix Corporation Announces FDA Clearance and Market Launch of REVIVE(TM) for Use in Soft Tissue Repair Procedures

... course of the next few years. The company plans to launch numerous products across a range of therapeutic areas by capitalizing on its novel Biomerix biomaterial platform technology. REVIVE is specifically designed to support tissue remodeling by enhancing the soft tissue wound healing process and thereby impr...

Serica Technologies Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for SeriScaffold(TM) Technology for Soft Tissue Repair

...stage medical device company developing silk-based biomaterial platforms for tissue regeneration, today announced...Serica as well as for our bioengineered silk-based biomaterial for soft tissue repair applications," said Gregory...stage medical device company pioneering silk-based biomaterial platforms for tissue regeneration. Incorporated i...

Kensey Nash Reports Strong Second Quarter and First Six Month Fiscal Year 2009 Results

... Operating cash flow of $4.7 million. biomaterial product sales of $13.1 million, representing an in... Operating cash flow of $13.6 million. biomaterial product sales of $25.8 million, representing an in... record earnings and double digit increases in our biomaterial sales and orthopaedic royalties. Our balance shee...

Progentix Orthobiology and NuVasive Sign Investment Agreement

...ue suite of osteoinductive-like material products for clinical application in bone regenerative surgery. CuriOs is based on surface structured ceramic biomaterial scaffolds that, in preclinical testing, have shown the ability to attract stem cells after implantation. W: http://www.progentix.com ...

ISTO Technologies to Present at OneMedPlace Emerging Company Finance Conference

... at http://www.onemedplace.com . ISTO is a privately-held orthobiologics company based in St. Louis, MO. The Company's discrete cell-based and biomaterial platforms encompass a number of technological breakthroughs that are poised to advance the practice of medicine by offering solutions for unmet and/or...

Nano-Velcro Sticks With Venture Capitalists

... New biomaterial that Stops Bleeding Wins Professor Venture Fair at U-Md. Bioscience Day COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Maryla...
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