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Graft
Skin grafting is a type of medical grafting involving the transplantation of skin. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft. Skin grafting is often used to treat: - Extensive wounding or trauma - Burns - Areas of prior infection with extensive skin loss - Specific surgeries that may require skin grafts for healing to occur Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with material from the patient's own body, an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute. Bone grafting is used to repair bone fractures that are complex, pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Graft’ in their stories:
Orthofix launches new synthetic bone graft substitute
Orthofix International is releasing the Collage Osteoconductive Scaffold, which is a new bone graft substitute, for use in spine and orthopaedic indications, at this week's North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting to be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Abbott starts enrolling US patients in EXCEL stent trial
Abbott is beginning to enroll US patients in the EXCEL (Evaluation of XIENCE PRIME or XIENCE V versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Effectiveness of Left Main Revascularization) trial.
Medtronic offers customizable bone grafting space maintenance option
Medtronic is launching in the USA the compnay's ARTISAN Space Maintenance System, which is a device that is cleared for temporary use in oral-maxillofacial surgical reconstruction and dental regeneration procedures to maintain space during bone graft procedures and to support soft tissue until bone
Medtronic begins US study of Endurant AAA stent graft
Medtronic is starting the company's US post-approval study of the Endurant AAA Stent Graft System, a medical device used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).
Medtronic launches new bone marrow aspiration needle kit in the USA
Medtronic is launching the MARROWMAX Bone Marrow Aspiration Needle Kit in the USA to expand the company’s bone grafting portfolio.
Cerapedics i-FACTOR biologic bone graft reports trial results
Cerapedics is reporting the results of a prospective, randomized, controlled trial of its i-FACTOR biologic bone graft for patients undergoing posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) spine procedures.
Orthos receives CE Mark for new synthetic bone graft substitute
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 plat
Two minimally invasive surgical tools from K2M receive CE Mark clearance
K2M’s RAVINE Lateral Access and ALEUTIAN Lateral Interbody Systems receive CE Mark clearance to expand the global presence of the company’s minimally invasive product offering.
Maquet Cardiovascular launches new EVH system in the USA
Maquet Cardiovascular is launching the Vasoview 6 PRO Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System to the US market.
Medtronic releases new spinal fixation system in the USA
Medtronic is releasing the company’s CD HORIZON SOLERA Spinal System in the USA and will also be making a limited market release in Japan.
On-X LTI receives US FDA approval for aortic valve with Vascutek graft
On-X Life Technologies receives approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the On-X Ascending Aortic Prosthesis (AAP) with the Vascutek Gelweave Valsalva Graft.
MRG forecasts EVAR will become increasingly popular for AAA treatment
Market intelligence specialist, Millennium Research Group (MRG), is forecasting that European physicians will increasingly adopt endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) in place of surgical repair for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs).
Medtronic launches implant device to provide stability during spinal fusion
Medtronic is launching the PEEK PREVAIL Cervical Interbody Device in Europe.
Clinical trial indicates positive results for stent-graft treatment for aortic dissection
Cook Medical’s efforts to gain FDA approval of the treatment assessed in the STABLE clinical trial receive a positive support from a report released by the study investigators.
Endurant AAA Stent Graft System receives USA FDA approval
The Endurant AAA Stent Graft System from Medtronic for the minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
Life Spine completes surgeries with advanced Posterior Fusion System
Life Spine completes initial cases with the OCTAVE Posterior Fusion System, which is intended for attachment to the spinous processes for the purpose of achieving fusion in conjunction with bone graft.
Medtronic offers suite of services to streamline use of aortic stent grafts
Improving the efficiency of endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), Medtronic introduces EVARpro, a suite of value-added services for physicians that specialize in the minimally invasive treatment of aortic aneurysms and injuries with the company’s stent grafts.
First patient is enrolled in trial to evaluate Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft
Medtronic enrolls the first patient in the Medtronic Dissection Trial, which is evaluating the clinical performance of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft with the Captivia Delivery System for the treatment
Maquet Cardiovascular launches endoscopic vessel harvesting system
Maquet Cardiovascular is launching its Vasoview Hemopro 2 Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH) System, which utilises next-generation Hemopro cut-and-seal technology to reduce thermal spread and to achieve optimal conduit quality for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients.
Maquet Cardiovascular set to be US distributor of the Intergard vascular grafts
Maquet Cardiovascular is to become the exclusive United States distributor of the Intergard family of vascular grafts effective October 1, 2010, when its current distribution agreement with W L Gore Associates Gore) expires.
Cerapedics bone graft product line receives CE Mark
Cerapedics receives the CE Mark for its i-FACTOR Flex bone graft product line which is the company’s second product in the i-FACTOR product platform based on its proprietary small peptide attachment factor technology.
Boston Scientific expands balloon sizes of peripheral dilatation system
Boston Scientific adds 22 new balloon sizes to the PolarCath Peripheral Dilatation System, including balloon lengths of 120 and 150 mm.
First patient is treated as part of Medtronic’s RESCUE clinical study
The first patient is treated with the Medtronic’s Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft with the Captivia Delivery System in Medtronic’s RESCUE Clinical Study.
Cook Medical clinches advanced tissue repair technology deal with Novation
More than 40,000 US health care providers are to gain access to special pricing and terms for an advanced biologic graft for soft tissue repair through a contractual relationship between Cook Medical and Novation, the leading health care supply company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium (UH
Pressure controlling syringe is released to US market for CABG surgery
Maquet Cardiovascular is launching the new Vasoshield Pressure Controlling Syringe in the USA.
Innovative graft for thoracic aneurysm repair sees rapid uptake
More than 1,250 patients worldwide have been treated with the Zenith TX2 TAA Endovascular Graft with Pro-Form, the first-of-its-kind device from Cook Medical designed specifically to repair thoracic aorti
SAMBA Stent for the treatment of PAD receives CE Mark
NovoStent receives the CE Mark for its SAMBA Stent and Delivery System for the treatment of peripheral artery disease.
Maquet begins Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting study of bypass grafts
Maquet Cardiovascular is initiating the OPTION (Optimal Improvement of Vein Graft Patency Long Term by the Implementation Of Novel Endoscopic Harvesting Techniques) study.
Biocomposites offers minimally invasive delivery system for bone grafts
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.
Canadian physicians confirm the benefits of endovascular graft for TAA repairs
Canadian physicians performing thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) are achieving even greater levels of control, proximal conformity and apposition with Cook Medical’s new Zenith TX2 TAA Endovascular
Medtronic launches intervertebral body fusion device in the USA
Medtronic launches the Sovereign Spinal System, which is an intervertebral body (interbody) fusion device used to treat patients who suffer from a degenerative condition that affects the lumbar spine, in the USA.
Maquet signs two-year contract with Novation for beating heart surgical devices
Maquet Cardiovascular signs a guaranteed two-year contract with Novation, one of the nation's largest group purchasing organizations, to be the sole source provider of surgical devices for beating heart cardiac surgery.
Medtronic offers 3D Recon service to enhance treatment of aortic aneurysms
Continuing to drive innovation in endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), Medtronic has introduced an imaging and visualization service for endovascular specialists who use the company’s market‐leading portfolio of stent grafts to treat aortic aneurysms.
Positive results from Augment bone graft trial
Proprietary Augment Bone Graft treatment from BioMimetic Therapeutics demonstrated as not being inferior to Autograft in North American Pivotal Trial
Study results available for use of Infuse Bone Graft for oral surgery
Results from comparative study between Infuse and autogenous bone grafts available from Medtronic
Court case begins over stenting technology patent infringements
Cook has taken legal action against Endologix in order to protect its patents for stent technology used in the treatment of aortic aneurysms
CE approval for Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft
European certification achieved by Medtronic for its minimally invasive procedure for treating aneurysms
Drug eluting stent could reduce need for bypass surgery
The European Union now has access to the Zilver PTX peripheral stent for use with Peripheral arterial disease patients
Vascular reconstruction device receives CE Mark
Nfocus Neuromedical’s CardioVasc Advantage Vascular Reconstruction Device is granted CE Mark approval by the European Notified Body, G-Med.
Cardiology PACS offers diagnosis, image review and reporting in one platform
Carestream Health launches a new web-based cardiology PACS that offers a single integrated platform for diagnosis, image review and reporting for echocardiography, cardiac catheterisation and nuclear cardiology procedures as well as electrocardiogram management.
Philips introduces X-ray system featuring mobile C-arm with super thin, flat detector
With rapid change taking place in the surgical environment as the range of interventional and minimally invasive procedures continues to expand, Philips is introducing the Veradius X-ray system.
Five year study indicates safety performance of Talent Abdominal Stent Graft
Through five years following initial implantation in an FDA-approved study, the Talent Abdominal Stent Graft from Medtronic, has demonstrated durable safety and effectiveness in patients with abdominal ao
UPCI joins group of cancer centres to take part in the ExCell research study of StemEx
The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the Gamida Cell - Teva Joint Venture announces that the Institute has joined an elite group of cancer centres in Europe, the USA and Israel that are now enrolling patients to participate in the ExCell research study.
Medtronic receives US FDA approval for Bryan Cervical Disc System
Medtronic receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market the Bryan Cervical Disc System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy).

Assay helps to guide immunosuppression therapy and reduce drug toxicity
A study conducted at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, USA examines liver transplant recipients to determine whether the use of the ImmuKnow assay to guide immunosuppression therapy would reduce drug toxicity and drug-related adverse events.
Boston Scientific reports one-year quality of life data from SYNTAX trial
Boston Scientific releases results from an analysis of economic and quality of life outcomes, based on one-year data from its landmark SYNTAX trial.
Boston Scientific reports positive outcomes from substudy of patients with left main coronary disease
Boston Scientific announces positive outcomes from a substudy of patients with left main coronary disease who were treated with the Taxus Express2 Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System.
Medtronic begins IDE study of Endurant Stent Graft System
Medtronic completes enrollment in its investigational device exemption (IDE) study of the Endurant Stent Graft System, which is designed to enable the non-surgical repair of aortic aneurysms.
Medtronic launches the PEEK Prevail Cervical Interbody Device in the USA
The PEEK Prevail Device is an implant used to treat patients who suffer from a degenerative condition that affects the neck (cervical spine).
Medtronic begins post-market clinical study of Talent Thoracic Stent Graft
Medtronic reports the start of THRIVE, the company's US post-market clinical study of its Talent Thoracic Stent Graft for the endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms.
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