In the Journals

Adalimumab, IBI303 biosimilar demonstrate comparable safety, efficacy in AS

September 19, 2019
IBI303, a biosimilar to adalimumab developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Innovent Biologics, is comparable in safety and efficacy to the…

FDA News

FDA grants fast track designation to cell therapy for degenerative disk disease

August 27, 2019
The FDA has given its fast track designation to the investigational cell therapy IDCT for the treatment of degenerative disc disease. IDCT…

In the Journals

More than half of patients in AS remission relapse after ceasing infliximab

April 26, 2019
Approximately 58% of patients in clinical remission after taking infliximab for ankylosing spondylitis relapse within 12 months after discontinuing…

Meeting News

Surgeon’s job with new surface technologies: Provide contact bone, achieve stable motion segments

September 27, 2018
LOS ANGELES — From the surgeon’s perspective, host bone, biologic factors and implants are key considerations when it comes to new…

FDA approves trial of peptide-enhanced bone graft vs autograft for TLIF

March 29, 2018
Cerapedics announced the company received FDA approval to initiate an investigational device exemption clinical trial evaluating the safety and…

Bioventus, LifeLink to co-develop next generation bone allograft for spine, trauma surgery

March 4, 2018
Bioventus announced it has entered into an agreement with LifeLink Tissue Bank to co-develop a next generation bone allograft for spine and trauma…

In the JournalsPerspective

Posterolateral lumbar fusion results similar between E.BMP-2, autogenous bone graft

February 26, 2018
The fusion rate of Escherichia coli-derived recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 following posterolateral lumbar fusion was similar to…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Addition of silicon nitride particles reduce live bacteria in PEEK implants

November 2, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Craig A. Kuhns, MD, discussed a study that evaluated whether…

Medtronic recalls Kyphon directional bone void filler

July 8, 2017
Medtronic Ltd. announced the recall of its Kyphon directional bone void filler, product #F04C. The recall includes all lot numbers. According to an…

FDA News

Zimmer Biomet recalls implantable spinal fusion stimulators

May 31, 2017
Zimmer Biomet announced a recall of the SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIb Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators, according to a release from the FDA. The…

Medtronic receives FDA 510(k) clearance for bone cement indicated for treatment of sacral fractures

March 20, 2017
Medtronic announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for Kyphon Xpede bone cement for treatment of pathological fractures of the sacral vertebral…

From OT Europe

Synergy Biomedical receives CE mark for next generation bone graft

March 20, 2017
Synergy Biomedical LLC announced it has received CE mark approval in the European Union for Biosphere Putty, the company’s next generation bone…

Amedica announces positive scientific data, re-files FDA submission

February 28, 2017
Amedica Corporation announced positive results from a study that demonstrated rapid bone growth into porous silicon nitride. The company also…

SpineGuard receives US patent for bone quality measurement application of its DGS platform

February 27, 2017
SpineGuard announced it has been granted a U.S. patent for the application of its dynamic surgical guidance technology to also be used for bone…

DePuy Synthes launches cellular allograft for spinal fusion surgery

February 13, 2017
DePuy Synthes, in collaboration with LifeNet Health, has launched ViviGen Formable cellular bone matrix, a second-generation cellular allograft to…

In the Journals

Five-year safety data of golimumab remained consistent with 3-year data

November 9, 2016
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, the 5-year safety data of 50-mg and 100-mg golimumab remained…

In the Journals

Spinal function remained stable in patients with spondylitis taking anti-TNF inhibitors

November 7, 2016
Although there was radiographic spinal progression, spinal mobility and physical function were consistent in patients with ankylosing spondylitis who…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Schroeder discusses riluzole for bone formation in patients with spinal cord injuries

November 2, 2016
BOSTON — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Gregory D. Schroeder, MD, discussed a study that looked at the effect of riluzole…

Isto and Arteriocyte form new biologics company

October 20, 2016
Isto Holdings, the parent company of Isto Technologies, announced it has acquired Arteriocyte Medical Systems Inc. and will integrate the companies…

Stryker launches bone graft material delivery system for spine procedures

October 4, 2016
Stryker’s Spine Division announced the launch of its Lite Bio Delivery System, a hand-held device used for delivery of bone graft material to…