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An implant is a medical device made to replace and act as a missing biological structure. Some implants contain electronics such as artificial pacemaker and cochlear implants. Some implants are bioactive, such as subcutaneous drug delivery devices in the form of implantable pills or drug-eluting stents. Orthopaedic implants are devices that are placed over or within bones to hold a fracture reduction. A bio-implant may be defined as a biomaterial surgically implanted in a person's body to replace damaged tissue. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Implant’ in their stories:
Warfarin alternative device gains FDA approval
The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device from Boston Scientific gains FDA approval and could mean more patients can receive a non-drug alternative to Warfarin
Pacemaker CE mark with options for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark approval for the Accolade pacemaker family. When implanted with the company's Ingevity leads, Accolade pacemakers enable patients to receive full-body MRI scans in both 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla systems. In addition, the Boston Scientific ImageReady
Drug-eluting balloon wins unanimous FDA panel vote
CR Bard has won a unanimous vote from an FDA advisory panel for its drug-eluting balloon catheter, setting the stage for the device's full regulatory approval. Previously, the FDA disclosed the documents for its Circulatory Systems Devices Panel meeting on 12 June which reviewed the device.
Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers for bio-engineering
Pioneering "tweezers" that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations.
RFID system to be used in orthopaedic implants
Stryker will use RFID solutions from SATO for use in tracking the distribution of orthopaedic implants
Advice for people considering cosmetic surgery
BMI Healthcare responds to dramatic increase in demand for cosmetic surgery with advice to those who are considering it
Bone stabilisation system launched in Spain and Israel
The Photodynamic Bone Stabilisation System from IlluminOss Medical has been launched in Spain and Israel for the minimally invasive treatment of fractures
Bionic eye implants carried out in USA
The first retinal prosthesis implant system has been used in the USA for the first time since gaining national FDA approvals
Endoskeleton devices receive new patents
Titan Spine receives five patents for its composite and endoskeleton products for use with spinal patients
Company activities in cochlear implant market
The activities of companies involved in the global cochlear implants market are examined in a report covering the next four years
Heart valve with reduced requirement for blood thinners
The mechanical aortic heart valve from On-X Life Technologies with reduced requirements for blood thinning gains CE approval
Breast implant lab takes implantable identification devices
Implantable device identification technology will be used by Establishment Labs for breast implant tracking
Acquisition of robotic surgical systems supplier
Excelsius Surgical has been acquired by Globus Medical, increasing the company's position in the field of robotic surgical aids
Cayman minimally invasive implants gain FDA clearance
K2M has received clearance from the FDA for the use of the Cayman minimally invasive implant system for the treatment of spinal disorders
Breast implant registry to launch in the UK
Device identification and tracking system to be used as part of the new UK breast implant registry for improved patient safety
Cardiac implant system CE approval
Boston Scientific gains CE approval on quadripolar CRT-D Systems for use with cardiac patients
Spinal implant results show effectiveness in treating chronic pain
Neuromodulation Society event presented with results of tests of the effectiveness in the treatment of chronic pain of the Precision Spectra spinal implant system
Medical RFID company acquisition
Australian supplier of medical RFID equipment for use in orthopaedic implants has been acquired by SATO
Spinal device implantation milestone
The Endoskeleton interbody fusion device from Titan Spine has now undergone a total of 18000 implantations
Aortic root surgery system used on first European patient
A European implant of Mitroflow Valsalva Conduit has been performed as an innovative approach to aortic root surgery for the first time
Corpectomy cage system available for spinal correction
The Santorini Small corpectomy cage system can be used in the care of patients with tumour related or trauma induced spinal injuries
Three spinal implant systems launched
X-Spine has added the Irix-C, Axle-X and Silex spinal implant systems to its range of spinal devices for surgical implantation
Clinical trials begin on femoral artery drug-eluting stent
A New Zealand hospital has begun clinical trials on the use of the Innova drug eluting stent system for correcting problems in arteries above the knee
Automated implantable device supply chain management
Two health centres in the USA have chosen XpertSM to automatically manage the supply chain of implantable devices
Mesh implant begins US clinical trials
The eSVS Mesh implant from Kips Bay Medical is now undergoing clinical trials on cardiac vein graft patients in US medical centres
NHS considering retinal prosthesis system
An advisory group for the NHS is considering treating blindness caused by outer retinal degeneration with the use of retinal prosthesis
Pedicle screw placement system gains Ninsho certification
Japanese approvals through Ninsho product certification received for SpineGuard for its PediGuard system for pedicle screw placement accuracy
HeartWare receives FDA approval to enroll supplemental patient cohort in destination therapy trial
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) Supplement that allows HeartWare International to commence enrollment in an additional patient cohort for ENDURANCE, the company's pivotal, Destination Therapy clinical study.
VeriTeQ receives first order for UDI implantable microchip
Digital Angel, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies following its recent share exchange with VeriTeQ Acquisition receives the company's first order for its Q Inside implantable microchip for unique device identification (UDI) from Estab
Deep brain stimulation system becomes the first to sense and record brain activity while delivering therapy
Medtronic is announcing the first implant of a novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) system that, for the first time, enables the sensing and recording of select brain activity while simultaneously providing targeted DBS therapy.
RTI Surgical launches sternal cable plating system
RTI Surgical launches the Tritium Sternal Cable Plating (SCP) System for closing median sternotomies following open heart procedures.
Vanderbilt Heart performs first US implant of AIGISRx R fully bioresorbable antibacterial envelope
The first implantation of TYRX's AIGISRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope takes place at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in Nashville, Tennessee by Dr Christopher Ellis.
Motiva breast implants to use VeriTeQ’s heat-resistant UDI microchip
Digital Angel, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies following its recent share exchange with VeriTeQ Acquisition, is partnering with Establishment Labs, SA, d/b/a Motiva, to market the world's first traceable breast implant with Q Insid
Medtronic introduces the first neurostimulation systems for chronic pain designed for full-body MRI safety
With the first US implants of its new RestoreSensor SureScan MRI neurostimulation systems, Medtronic is introducing the first and only implantable neurostimulation (also known as spinal cord stimulation, or SCS) systems for use in the treatment of chronic, intractable back and/or limb pain that are
IMRIS obtains CE Mark for first ceiling-mounted intraoperative CT solution
IMRIS obtains regulatory CE mark for VISIUS iCT, the first and only ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography, allowing for sales and marketing in the European Union.
First TaperFill hip stem is implanted
DJO Global's first TaperFill Total Hip Replacement (THR) is implanted using a minimally invasive procedure.
ulrich medical USA releases spinal implant for US market
ulrich medical USA is releasing the uCerv Interbody System into the US market.
RTI Biologics completes acquisition of Pioneer Surgical Technology
RTI Biologics completes the acquisition of Pioneer Surgical Technology.
Aptus exceeds 250 patients in ANCHOR post-market registry
ANCHOR (Aneurysm Treatment Using the Heli-FX Aortic Securement System Global Registry), a global, multicentre, prospective post-market registry, evaluates the use of the Heli-FX System in EVAR and captures critical data on use of the technology and acute and long term procedural outcomes.
First patient receives L-C Ligament bioresorbable scaffold in EU clinical trial
Soft Tissue Regeneration enrolls the company's first patient in a clinical trial of the company's L-C Ligament, a bioresorbable scaffold for soft tissue regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee.
Biomet launches of single-use delivery system
Biomet launches the ePAK Single-Use Delivery System, which is the latest in innovative technology for internal fracture fixation.
Episurf Medical receives CE Mark for knee implant
Episurf Medical receives CE certification for the company's personalized implant, the Episealer Femoral Condyle, which treats cartilage damage in the knee, restoring movement and reducing pain. CE certification is a prerequisite for the sale of medical devices in the European market.
pSivida initiates of Phase III clinical trial in posterior uveitis
pSivida initiates the first of two planned pivotal Phase III trials of the company's micro-insert for the treatment of chronic, non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye, a major cause of vision loss in the USA.
St Jude Medical launches wireless MRI-conditional pacemaker in Japan
St Jude Medical receives regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and launch of the Accent MRI Pacemaker and the Tendril MRI lead.
First implant of Boston Scientific Vitalio pacemaker is performed in Europe
The first patient implant of the Boston Scientific VITALIO pacemaker is performed at ZGT Hengelo in Hengelo, the Netherlands.
Caldera Medical gains FDA clearance of Vertessa Lite polypropylene mesh for sacrocolpopexy
Caldera Medical is launching Vertessa Lite, a supple, lightweight yet strong polypropylene mesh for use in abdominal sacrocolpopexy procedures.
Boston Scientific pacemaker family adjusts pacing to respiration
Boston Scientific is launching a new family of pacemakers in Europe which monitor respiration, adjust pacing accordingly, and support insight into the patient's overall heart failure status.
First US implant of CRT-D system is implemented for RESPOND CRT IDE clinical trial
Sorin Group announces the first US implant of the company's PARADYM SonR CRT System for the RESPOND CRT IDE Clinical Trial.
Globus Medical launches minimally invasive expandable lumbar interbody spacer
Globus Medical launches LATIS, a minimally invasive (MIS) lumbar interbody fusion spacer for patients suffering from degenerative disc disease.
HeartWare receives conditional approval from FDA to enroll supplemental patient cohort in destination therapy trial
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants conditional approval to an IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) Supplement that allows HeartWare to commence enrollment in an additional patient cohort for ENDURANCE, the company's pivotal, Destination Therapy clinical study.
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