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  • Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    Medline Buys Therapy and Rehab Equipment Maker NeuroGym Technologies

    Medline Buys Therapy and Rehab Equipment Maker NeuroGym Technologies

    NeuroGym manufactures a line of mobility enabling equipment to improve functional independence.
    PR Newswire 07.11.18

  • Bracing/Prosthetics | MIS/Robotics
    Robotic Exoskeleton Lets Disabled People Eat or Drink by Themselves

    Robotic Exoskeleton Lets Disabled People Eat or Drink by Themselves

    The project is named “Adaptive Multimodal Interfaces to Assist Disabled People in Daily Activities” or AIDE.
    Videos Asociacion RUVID 07.09.18

  • Bracing/Prosthetics
    Smart Robotic Ankle Takes Fear Out of Rough Terrain, Stairs

    Smart Robotic Ankle Takes Fear Out of Rough Terrain, Stairs

    The ankle's tiny motor, actuator, sensors, and chip work together to adjust to a surface or remain stationary as needed.
    Videos Heidi Hall, Vanderbilt University 06.26.18


  • Instruments
    Stryker to Acquire Surgical Smoke Evacuation Firm SafeAir AG

    Stryker to Acquire Surgical Smoke Evacuation Firm SafeAir AG

    SafeAir's smoke evacuation products help reduce staff and patient exposure to hazards associated with surgical smoke.
    Stryker Corporation 06.26.18

  • Bracing/Prosthetics

    'E-Dermis' Brings Sense of Touch & Pain to Prosthetic Fingertips

    The ability to detect pain could alert the user to potential damage to the device.
    Videos Johns Hopkins University 06.21.18

  • Extremities | Imaging | Software & Quality
    FDA Defines

    FDA Defines 'Radiological Computer Assisted Detection and Diagnosis Software'

    In approving OsteoDetect, FDA enumerated risks that are actually generic to diagnostic software.
    Online Exclusives William A. Hyman, Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, & Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The Cooper Union 06.15.18


  • 3-D Printing/Additive Mfg. | Coatings/Surface Modification
    Eurocoating Acquires CoorsTek Medical

    Eurocoating Acquires CoorsTek Medical's Nanosurfaces Industries

    Eurocoating aims at building a "one-stop shop" concept in the area of additive manufacturing parts for the medical industry.
    Eurocoating SpA 06.06.18

  • Trauma/Sports
    Halyard Health to Acquire Game Ready (CoolSystems Inc.) for $65M

    Halyard Health to Acquire Game Ready (CoolSystems Inc.) for $65M

    Pain management and rehabilitation therapies enhance and diversify Halyard's non-opioid pain management portfolio.
    PR Newswire 06.05.18

  • MIS/Robotics | Spine/Neurology
    CoreLink Acquires Israeli Firm Expanding Orthopedics Inc.

    CoreLink Acquires Israeli Firm Expanding Orthopedics Inc.

    CoreLink gains the FLXfit articulating and expanding interbody along with a portfolio of patents and products.
    Business Wire 06.05.18


  • Bracing/Prosthetics
    How We

    How We'll Become Cyborgs and Extend Human Potential

    Bionics designer Hugh Herr details "NeuroEmbodied Design,” a methodology for creating cyborg function.
    Videos TED 06.01.18

  • Extremities | Large Joint | Spine/Neurology | Trauma/Sports
    FDA Initiates Device Development Challenge to Help Combat Opioid Crisis

    FDA Initiates Device Development Challenge to Help Combat Opioid Crisis

    The agency will work closely with selected applicants to accelerate product development.
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration 05.31.18

  • Extremities | Spine/Neurology
    Bioelectronic Medicine Gets on Arthritis’ Last Nerve

    Bioelectronic Medicine Gets on Arthritis’ Last Nerve

    According to Northwell Health, as of 2016 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects 1.3 million adults in the U.S. And despite billions of dollars spent annually treating the disease, there has yet to be a therapeutic agent able to universally relieve the jo…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 05.29.18

  • How Do We Make Orthopedic Surgery Easier for Our Physicians?

    How Do We Make Orthopedic Surgery Easier for Our Physicians?

    The practice of orthopedic surgery is still going through a significant transformation. Practice shifts from private to hospital employees and back to private again. This level of turbulence creates ambiguity, questions, threats, and opportunities.…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 05.29.18

  • Assembly & Automation | Coatings/Surface Modification | Contract Manufacturing | Design | Extrusion | Machining & Tooling | Molding | Prototyping
    The Right Vendors Foster Growth: Why Firms of All Sizes Need to Outsource

    The Right Vendors Foster Growth: Why Firms of All Sizes Need to Outsource

    I  was working as a product development engineer at AcroMed (a spinal implants manufacturer that was acquired by DePuy in 1998), when I noticed a gap in the medical device industry. There were plenty of companies coming up with great ideas for d…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 05.29.18

  • Extremities | Materials | Spine/Neurology
    In Situ Cured Silicone Could Enable Personalized Implants

    In Situ Cured Silicone Could Enable Personalized Implants

    Medical-grade silicone is a highly valued, versatile biomaterial widely used for medical implants. Often associated with applications such as cardiovascular pacemakers, cochlear implants, hydrocephalus shunts, implantable infusion pumps, and even int…
    Brian Reilly and Jim Lambert, Ph.D., NuSil, an Avantor brand 05.29.18