Archive for the Category ◊ Cartilage ◊

• Wednesday, December 04th, 2013

Teleflex Completes Previously Announced Acquisition of Vidacare Corporation LIMERICK, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Teleflex Incorporated (TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Vidacare Corporation, the leading provider of intraosseous, or inside the bone, access devices. Based on the date of […]

• Thursday, July 18th, 2013

A new way of repairing the knee’s shock absorber may give a startup Menlo Park medical device company a big bounce. Ceterix Orthopaedics Inc. on Tuesday officially launched its first product, a device that helps doctors to place stitches in tight joint compartments, like those in the knees, hips and shoulders. It is aimed initially […]

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• Tuesday, June 07th, 2011

The regenerative medicine folks at Histogenics Corporation are generating some excitement as they move forward with a new company and a new person at the helm. Histogenics has announced that it has acquired ProChon BioTech Ltd. in a stock-for-stock exchange. Leading the new management team will be President & CEO Patrick O’Donnell, formerly CEO of […]

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• Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Orthopedic implant and surgical products maker Stryker Corp. said Monday it will buy rival Orthovita Inc. for about $304 million in cash. Orthovita’s products include Vitoss bone grafts and Cortoss bone augmentation material. It also sells Vitagel, which is designed to reduce bleeding. Stryker is offering $3.85 per share, a premium of 41 percent from […]

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• Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Using injectable hollow, biodegradable nanofiber spheres as cell carriers is likely to repair knee cartilage more effectively than current methods, said US researchers in a paper published online in Nature Materials this week. Lead author Peter Ma, a professor at the University of Michigan (U-M) School of Dentistry, told the press they hope their method will […]

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• Tuesday, March 08th, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Pioneer Surgical Technology today announces the market launch of their new portfolio of biologic products, designed to be used in extremities and pelvis. The new portfolio will be showcased during the 2011 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) convention in Fort Lauderdale this week. Pioneer Surgical Technologys newest Biologics product, […]

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• Monday, December 20th, 2010

It’s got all of the bells and whistles of the research world…BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. has announced the initiation of enrollment in its multi-center, randomized, controlled, blinded study to assess the safety and clinical utility of Augment Rotator Cuff Graft for the repair of large rotator cuff tears. This pilot clinical trial will assess the Augment […]

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• Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Smith & Nephew launches the Ultra Fast-Fix Meniscal Repair Device, an anchoring system that purports to help surgeons better perform meniscus tear repair. This device assists with the stitching back in place of the damaged meniscus cartilage. Rather than cut away damage tissue as in a meniscectomy, a repair surgery retains the meniscus, which can […]