Metal Bearing to be Discontinued

Posted on : 30 May 2013
DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, will stop worldwide sales of its Ultamet Metal-on-Metal Articulation and Complete Ceramic-on-Metal Acetabular Hip Systems on August 31. It will also discontinue the metal lining used in these systems and in its Pinnacle Acetabular Cup System. Versions of the Pinnacle that use plastic and ceramic liners will not be affected. Read more

New MRI Technique Improves Imaging of Soft Tissue & Bone in Patients with Metal Joint Implants

Posted on : 28 May 2013
It allows for MRI to be used to monitor adverse reactions in and around the implant area. Read more

Nordion Enters into Agreement to Divest Targeted Therapies Business to BTG plc

Posted on : 09 October 2013
BTG is expected to acquire TheraSphere and Nordion has agreed to continue manufacturing TheraSphere under a Manufacturing and Support Agreement with a contract term of three years, plus a two-year extension at BTG's option. Read more

CE Mark for a New Generation Drug-Eluting Stent

Posted on : 21 May 2013
The device offers lower lesion entry profile than its predecessor. Read more

New Renal Denervation Device Significantly Reduces the Procedure Duration

Posted on : 16 May 2013
Patient enrollment has commenced to evaluate the safety and performance of a new renal denervation system. Read more

CE Mark Approval for Next-Generation Ellipse

Posted on : 16 May 2013
St. Jude Medical has received CE Mark approval for its next-generation Ellipse and SJM Assura portfolio of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds).  Read more

FDA Approval for Soft Tissue Anchor Device

Posted on : 01 May 2013
The device provides a non-rotational insertion method for improved fixation strength in comparison to screws and other devices.  Read more

Resynchronisation Device Gains a Hearty Nod from the FDA

Posted on : 09 May 2013
The product is designed to resynchronise the beating of the heart.  Read more

Are Economics the Cause of a Lag in the Development of Medical Devices for Children?

Posted on : 13 May 2013
The New York Times hosts a thought provoking blog on the topic.  Read more

CE Mark for Abdominal Cavity Access Device

Posted on : 01 May 2013
The device allows the abdominal wall to be separated from underlying organs enabling safe, fast entry of a veress needle.  Read more

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