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2011-04-18 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Benvenue Medical, Inc., a developer of minimally invasive solutions for spine repair, announced the completion of a $35.5 million Series C round of financing. The proceeds will be used to complete KAST (Kiva® System as a Vertebral Augmentation Treatment - A Safety and Effectiveness Trial) and execute on the company's commercialization strategy. Benvenue Medical is entering a $9 billion global spinal device market with...

2011-03-29 12:23:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon® Therapeutics announced today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) Annual Meeting the launch of the Osseoflex BT Steerable Bone Tamp. The steerable bone tamp is designed to allow percutaneous access to sclerotic bone. The Osseoflex BT features the same proprietary technology found in the Osseoflex® Steerable Needle and Osseoflex® DR Steerable Drill. The Osseoflex...

2011-03-23 15:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced new data that showed postmenopausal women with osteoporosis had significantly greater adherence, compliance, and persistence during Prolia® (denosumab) treatment than during alendronate treatment, an oral bisphosphonate commonly used to treat osteoporosis. Adherence to treatment, which includes both compliance (a measure of how well patients follow directions for taking...

2010-11-29 13:00:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a large-scale study, "Vertebroplasty vs. Conservative Treatment in Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures" (VERTOS II), provides Level 1 evidence that vertebroplasty helps relieve the pain caused by vertebral compression fractures at an acceptable cost.(1) The study also helps define the type of patient for whom the procedure is most suitable and effective.(1) Level 1 evidence refers to studies done under the strictest...

2010-11-10 09:07:00

In the news release, AAOS Clinical Guideline for Treating Spinal Compression Fractures Presents More Questions Than Answers for Medical Community, issued 09-Nov-2010 by Wayne J. Olan over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that there were several updates made to the release. The complete, corrected release follows: AAOS Clinical Guideline for Treating Spinal Compression Fractures Presents More Questions Than Answers for Medical Community Dr. Wayne Olan evaluates findings; calls for...

2010-11-09 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The clinical practice guideline recently issued by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for treating spinal compression fractures has left the medical community scratching its head about what to tell patients. Spinal compression fractures (also called vertebral compression fractures or VCFS) are the most common complication of osteoporosis, a disease that affects an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of adults age 50 and...

2010-11-05 07:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) is pleased to announce that it has won the Best New Drug award for Prolia(TM) (denosumab), a novel treatment approved in the United States (U.S.) for women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, at the 2010 Scrip Awards ceremony Nov. 4 in London. Named one of TIME's Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2009, Prolia is the first treatment specifically designed to target osteoclasts, the cells that break...

2010-10-14 16:01:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that results from several Prolia(TM) (denosumab) studies, as well as analyses of the growing global burden of osteoporosis, will be presented at the 2010 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario from Oct. 15-19, 2010. "The continued need to reduce fractures caused by postmenopausal osteoporosis is reinforced by data that will be presented at this year's...

2010-10-12 16:27:34

Comprehensive new guidelines from the Osteoporosis Canada aimed at preventing fragility fractures in women and men over the age of 50 are published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100771.pdf. "Fragility fractures, the consequence of osteoporosis, are responsible for excess mortality, morbidity, chronic pain, institutionalization and economic costs," writes Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, McMaster University and Hamilton Health...

2010-10-11 13:40:30

New data reported at the 35th ESMO Congress A surgical technique appears to offer quick and effective relief for debilitating spinal fractures often suffered by patients with metastatic cancer, researchers reported at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan. Many patients with multiple myeloma, or those whose cancer has spread beyond the initial tumor site, suffer compression fractures in their spine. This is partly because the spine is one of the most...


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