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Detecting infection with a microchip


Invention by Pitt chemists could improve postoperative care for patients with knee replacements, other surgical implants.

Device designed to replace failing aortic heart valves


CoreValve system enables physicians to treat patients with aortic stenosis who are unable to undergo surgery.

Cardio-defib system allows for full-body MRI scans


Evera MRI ICD system is first to combine proven treatment performance, increased longevity, improved comfort with full-body MRI access.

510(k) clearance for the Avance MIS pedicle screw system


The Avance medical device system will be in limited market release in the Q2 & Q3 of 2014, and is planned for full launch in the Q4 of 2014.

FDA clearance for Ortho Development’s Ovation Tribute hip stem


Femoral hip prosthesis is intended for cementless use in total hip replacement and hemiarthroplasty procedures.

Modular stand-alone cervical medical device


Zimmer’s Optio-C system offers a no profile solution and delivers the strength, stability, and fusion potential of a traditional ACDF.

Moving their legs


Epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord has four men paralyzed in their lower extremities moving their legs.

Pacemaker with event-triggered IEGM transmissions


BIOTRONIK pacemaker series offers daily automatic data transmission without relying on patient interaction

FDA OK for spinal cord stimulation system


Protégé upgradeable neurostimulator is the world's smallest, longest-lasting rechargeable device to treat chronic pain.

US demand for total joint replacement remains steady


Procedures that restore mobility and enhance quality of life continue growth; new study supports existing projections

510(k) clearance for implantable collagen scaffold


New technologies to treat rotator cuff disease is designed for use during arthroscopic and mini-open procedures.

Medical design and manufacturing first


3D printed skull successfully implanted in woman; another day, another advance in 3D printing technology.

Commercial launch of Kiva VCF


KAST pivotal trial results plus other published comparative studies show Kiva meets or exceeds balloon kyphoplasty performance.

Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing


A new small, wireless self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a small study in the AHA journal Circulation.

NOBLE S.T.E.A.L.T.H. - ultra-fast, HAZ-free laser machining technology


Exclusive athermal laser machining process enables the manufacturing of next generation implants.

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