Interventional Spine receives FDA clearance for next generation fusion device

November 20, 2015
Interventional Spine Inc. recently announced FDA clearance of its next generation Opticage expandable interbody fusion device. The new system is an…

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Demineralized bone sponges support posterolateral lumbar fusion

November 12, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Compared to autograft bone, which is considered the gold standard graft material for spine fusion, demineralized bone matrix in…

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Hemoglobin reduction, total blood loss similar between oral and intravenous TXA use in primary TKA

November 8, 2015
DALLAS — Data presented here at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting indicated both hemoglobin reduction and total…

Cerapedics gets FDA premarket approval for first bone graft to be used in cervical spine

November 4, 2015
Cerapedics recently announced the FDA has approved the company’s premarket approval application for the i-FACTOR Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft…

Regenexx issued US patent for stem cell procedure used to treat orthopedic conditions

November 3, 2015
Regenexx recently announced its receipt of a U.S. patent for a same-day stem cell procedure used in the treatment of spine pain, joint injuries and…

In the Journals

Study of orthopedic patients in Korea shows most are vitamin D deficient or insufficient

October 31, 2015
A cross-sectional study of orthopedic patients treated in Seongnam-si, Korea, showed 91.2% of patients exhibited either insufficient or deficient…

Bioventus launches SUPARTZ FX with expanded label for repeat cycles in knee OA

October 18, 2015
Bioventus recently announced the launch of SUPARTZ FX, which now has an expanded safety label to permit for repeat injection cycles to help patients…

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Joimax launches two new products at NASS

October 17, 2015
Joimax recently launched its two newest products, the EndoLIF On-Cage and iLESSYS Delta interlaminar system, at the 30th annual North American Spine…

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Solvay’s Zeniva polymer chosen for a new surface technology

October 17, 2015
Solvay Specialty Polymers recently announced its Zeniva polymer has been chosen by Vertera Spine to develop its PEEK Scoria, a porous surface…

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Nexxt Spine announces development of new porous bioactive titanium material

October 15, 2015
Nexxt Spine LLC recently announced the development of NanoMatrixx, a new porous bioactive titanium material designed to be used in

DePuy Synthes launches biologic implant for extremity fixation

October 13, 2015
DePuy Synthes Trauma recently announced the U.S. launch of CONFORM Flex with Q-PACK technology, the company’s new trauma-related offering for…

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Histogenics enters supply agreement with Collagen Solutions

October 5, 2015
Histogenics Corporation has announced a supply agreement between the company and Collagen Solutions Ltd. of the United Kingdom. Under the terms of…

Wright Medical and Tornier N.V. complete merger

October 1, 2015
Wright Medical has announced the completion of the previously announced merger between Wright Medical and Tornier N.V. “The culmination of this…

Senate holds hearing on biosimilar agents with FDA's CDER director, some senators call for action

September 25, 2015
The Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security met on Thursday, September 17 for a hearing on the implementation of biosimilar agents…

Xtant Medical receives expanded patent for demineralized bone matrices

September 22, 2015
Xtant Medical announced their subsidiary, Bacterin International, has received a U.S. patent for demineralized bone matrices derived from cortical…

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Rate of surgical site infections higher during the summer months

September 22, 2015
Spine surgery in the summer may pose a higher risk of surgical site infections for patients, according to the results of a recently published study. …

Importance of underlying bone disease

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
In regard to your article “An 82-year-old man with right hip trauma” featured in Orthopedics Today, June 2015, by Michael R. Conti Mica

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Condoliase may prove effective in treating lumbar disc herniations

September 4, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Condoliase, an enzyme that degrades glycosaminoglycans, was well-tolerated by patients who received it as a treatment for…

Physicians support proposed biosimilar naming convention

September 2, 2015
In agreement with the FDA’s recent draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biological products, six physician groups collectively sent a…

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Kuros completes financing round, adds new board members

September 1, 2015
Kuros Biosurgery AG recently announced it has completed a CHF 15M financing round. New investors LifeCare Partners and LSP Life Sciences Partners led…