Smith & Nephew’s OXINIUM™ Technology for Hips could save the US Health System an estimated $296 Million in 2020

admin/ mai 22, 2019/ Materiale/ 0 comments

LONDON, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, today presented new data at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Annual Meeting in New Orleans. This data, presented for the first time, compared 90-day episode of care outcomes for its proprietary OXINIUM™, Oxidized Zirconium alloy, bearing surface with all other non-OXINIUM bearing

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Alexa is currently the voice assistant most often used by hospitals

admin/ mai 10, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Los Angeles medical center Cedars-Sinai is currently piloting a program that places Amazon Echos in more than 100 patient rooms. The smart speakers use Aiva, a voice assistant platform for healthcare, and is intended to help patients communicate with their caregivers. Letting patients use Alexa to perform basic tasks like changing TV channels also frees up nurses to perform medical care. Backed by Amazon’s  Alexa Fund and

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3M manages its wounds with Acelity buy

admin/ mai 4, 2019/ Fuziune și Achiziție/ 0 comments

Acelity falls to 3M, but the conglomerate has taken on a great deal of debt and could see its credit rating fall. If you want to distract from some fairly miserable financial results, announcing a multibillion-dollar acquisition is one way to do it. 3M’s purchase of the wound care group Acelity for $6.73bn comes on the heels of a wretched

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Does 3D Printing Add Value in Orthopedics?

admin/ aprilie 4, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

The technology has matured beyond prototyping and is ready to offer unique benefits to orthopedic device manufacturers. At the beginning of the spring 2019 semester, we asked our students where they believe 3D printing was being used most effectively. The top answers were prototyping and hobby activities. These answers illustrated a common misconception about 3D printing—that it only has limited

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With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

admin/ martie 20, 2019/ tehnologii/ 1 comments

Opsins make ‘blind’ cells light-sensitive; potential human treatment within three years. Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) engineered to target specific cells in the retina can be injected directly into the vitreous of the eye to deliver genes more precisely than can be done with wild type AAVs, which have to be injected directly under the retina. UC Berkeley neuroscientists have taken AAVs

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Smith & Nephew Acquires Brainlab Orthopaedic Joint Reconstruction Business

admin/ martie 13, 2019/ Fuziune și Achiziție/ 1 comments

Press Release The two companies enter into a strategic collaboration for future development of technology for digital surgery across a broad range of clinical areas LONDON  The acquisition supports Smith & Nephew’s strategy to invest in best in class technologies that further its multi-asset digital surgery and robotic ecosystem. The acquisition and strategic collaboration allow both companies to accelerate research

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REJOINT Announces First in Human Surgery Utilizing Personalized 3D Printed Total Knee Replacement

admin/ martie 11, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Press Release MILAN, March 11, 2019–The case was performed on a 58-year-old female suffering from severe knee pain as a result of history of prior knee injuries and surgeries. Professor Maurilio Marcacci MD, PhD, Director of the Center for the Functional and Biological Reconstruction of the Knee at Humanitas Research Hospital, commented, “The REJOINT solution provided my Team with 3D

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Lima installs the first 3D-printing facility inside a major US hospital campus

admin/ martie 4, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will now have the capacity to do in-house additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants. Italy (and now HSS)-based LimaCorporate will be the manufacturer of all devices designed and produced at this facility, which will be located near HSS on the Upper East Side. These devices are intended for the

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Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

admin/ februarie 19, 2019/ Materiale/ 0 comments

Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. This is much longer than believed, the researchers said, and the findings will help patients and surgeons decide when to carry out surgery. To date, there has been little data on the

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