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Bone substitute materials
ETEX extends supply agreement with Knee Creations
Bone substitute materials : 03 May, 2013
ETEX is renewing and extending long term the company's supply agreement with Knee Creations.
 
K2M boosts biologics offering by expanding osteobiologic product family
Bone substitute materials : 25 April, 2013
K2M is revealing another expansion of the company's US biologics offering with the addition of a new product line to the VESUVIUS Osteobiologic Systems.
 
Bone Therapeutics partners Erasme University Hospital to start Phase IIa trial in osteoporosis with bone cell therapy
Bone substitute materials : 17 April, 2013
Bone Therapeutics' partner, the Rheumatology Department of Erasme University Hospital (Brussels, Belgium), initiates a Phase IIa trial with its lead bone cell therapy product PREOB for the treatment of severe osteoporosis patients who do not respond to pharmacological treatment.
 
Medical device featuring Evonik's VESTAKEEP PEEK receives first FDA spinal 510(K) approval
Bone substitute materials : 06 February, 2013
K7's K7C Cervical Spacer, a spinal implant device using Evonik's VESTAKEEP PEEK (polyetheretherketone), receives the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 510(k) approval for use as an Intervertebral Body Fusion (IBF) device.
 
Vexim receives US FDA certification for new bone cement solution
Bone substitute materials : 01 April, 2011
Vexim receives US FDA certification for its flagship product Cohesion, a bone cement for injection into the vertebra for its fixation following minimally invasive spine repair with the company’s SpineJack device, or following conventional vertebroplasty.
 
Orthos receives CE Mark for new synthetic bone graft substitute
Bone substitute materials : 21 March, 2011
The UK orthobiologics company, Orthos Limited receives CE approval to market its proprietary βGel synthetic bone graft substitute for use as a bone filler in non-structural areas such as in spinal cages to assist fusion, inside acetabular defects caused by osteolysis and alongside pins and plates to assist bone fracture repair.
 
Biomet becomes Dutch distributor for Small Bone Innovations International
Bone substitute materials : 12 November, 2010
Small Bone Innovations International enters into an exclusive three-year distribution agreement in the Netherlands with Biomet Nederland, a subsidiary of Biomet, Inc., based in Dordrecht – the company’s European headquarters.
 
Medtronic agrees to acquire Osteotech
Bone substitute materials : 18 August, 2010
Medtronic and Osteotech sign a definitive agreement which will see Medtronic acquire Osteotech for $6.50 per share in cash for each share of Osteotech common stock.
 
Medtronic launches bone cement with Hydroxyapatite in the USA
Bone substitute materials : 23 June, 2010
Medtronic launches KYPHON ActivOs 10 Bone Cement with Hydroxyapatite, a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cement containing hydroxyapatite (HA) for use in the treatment of patients with vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) who are undergoing minimally invasive surgery with KYPHON Balloon Kyphoplasty.
 
High viscosity bone cement offers treatment for vertebral compression fractures
Bone substitute materials : 01 March, 2010
Stryker Interventional Spine launches the company’s VertaPlex HV, a high viscosity bone cement for use in treating vertebral compression fractures.
 
Biocomposites offers minimally invasive delivery system for bone grafts
Bone substitute materials : 13 January, 2010
Biocomposites launches geneX ds, a dual syringe mixing and minimally invasive delivery system containing geneX, the resorbable bone graft material with a negative surface charge.
 
Smith & Nephew is selected by US DoD to treat battlefield injuries
Bone substitute materials : 23 November, 2009
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Division signs a technology development contract with the United States Department of Defense that may lead to the creation of a fracture fixation system intended to revolutionise the treatment of the limbs of soldiers who sustain battlefield injuries.
 
Study results available for use of Infuse Bone Graft for oral surgery
Bone substitute materials : 16 October, 2009
Results from comparative study between Infuse and autogenous bone grafts available from Medtronic
 
Positive results from Augment bone graft trial
Bone substitute materials : 15 October, 2009
Proprietary Augment Bone Graft treatment from BioMimetic Therapeutics demonstrated as not being inferior to Autograft in North American Pivotal Trial
 
IlluminOss Medical receives ISO 13485 Certificate of Registration
Bone substitute materials : 24 February, 2009
IlluminOss Medical, a medical device company developing the innovative IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System for orthopaedic surgery, has received an ISO 13485 Certificate of Registration issued by BSI (British Standards Institute).
 
NuVasive gains access to Progentix Orthobiology synthetic bone substitutes
Bone substitute materials : 15 January, 2009
Progentix Orthobiology has closed an investment agreement with NuVasive, a medical device company focused on developing products for minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine.
 
Amedica receives CE mark for its Valeo ceramic spinal intervertebral spacers
Bone substitute materials : 13 November, 2008
Amedica has received a CE mark for its Valeo family of ceramic spinal intervertebral spacers.
 
Medtronic's INFUSE Bone Graft receives Prix Galien USA 2008 Award
Bone substitute materials : 26 September, 2008
Medtronic's INFUSE Bone Graft, the company’s recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein technology, has received the Prix Galien USA 2008 Award for Best Biotechnology Product.
 
Bone graft substitute receives FDA 510(k) clearance
Bone substitute materials : 04 September, 2008
Pioneer Surgical Technology has received 510(k) clearance from the US FDA to market FortrOss, a novel bone graft substitute that uses nanotechnology for orthopaedic applications.
 
ETEX launches two new bone substitute materials
Bone substitute materials : 05 March, 2008
ETEX has launched Beta-bsm Injectable Paste and Gamma-bsm Moldable Putty, bone substitute materials based on ETEX's proprietary nanocrystalline calcium phosphate technology.
 
 
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