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2010-10-05 07:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics, Inc. announced its new Osseoflex DR Steerable Bone Drill at the North American Spine Society's (NASS) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The physician-controlled drill was designed to facilitate treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) that may contain sclerotic bone resulting from osteoporosis or fibrotic metastases. The Osseoflex DR Steerable Bone Drill features proprietary technology and allows for unipedicular access...

2010-10-04 14:52:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics, Inc., a biomedical device company based in Santa Rosa, California, received its second patent Notice of Allowance (NOA) for its spinal vertebral compression fracture (VCF) technology. The company, which was started in 2006, now has two allowed and twelve additional patent applications pending in the United States, and several others throughout the world for spinal therapies and devices. The company has been marketing its...

2010-09-29 14:36:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon(TM) Therapeutics, Inc., an innovative biomedical device company that provides minimally invasive treatments for degenerative bone disease and osteo-traumatic injuries, announced today that it has reached a significant milestone in vertebral compression fracture (VCF) treatments using its Osseoplasty System. Dr. Michael Lyster, Chief Medical Officer of Osseon, commented, "Since receiving FDA clearance in January 2009 and CE Mark approval...

2010-09-27 12:43:00

Common procedure known as vertebroplasty is rejected by scientific data and evidence ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a patient safety best practice and endorsement of evidence-based medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved and released a clinical practice guideline, which found a strong recommendation against a popular procedure called vertebroplasty as a way to treat fractures in the spine. Clinical practice...

2010-09-27 15:16:22

New report reveals tragic state of post-fracture care in the region, predicts huge increase in osteoporotic fractures due to aging populations Preliminary findings from an upcoming new report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) show alarming projections and reveal the poor state of post-fracture care in the Russian Federation and many other countries in the region. The findings were announced today at a press conference in St. Petersburg at the IOF Summit of Eastern European...

2010-09-22 12:56:00

Spanish researchers have confirmed there is a genetic risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Although more studies are still needed, these findings will make it possible to take preventive measures. Scientists from the University of Barcelona (UB) have discovered that the genetic variant 677C>T (a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that is very well known in genetic studies) is linked to osteoporotic vertebral fractures, which many women suffer from after the menopause. "In...

2010-08-26 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the national commercial launch of the AVAmax® Vertebral Balloon, a minimally invasive device for use during kyphoplasty, a procedure for treating spinal compression fractures. The AVAmax Vertebral Balloon represents a competitive breakthrough and is expected to enhance the affordability of spinal fracture procedures. CareFusion's vertebral...

2010-07-22 08:34:00

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, Medtronic Spinal & Biologics, which has dominated the US vertebral compression fracture treatment market for over 10 years, now faces its stiffest competition as new entrants and new products enter the US market. In a survey of 200 US physicians, MRG found that Medtronic Spinal & Biologics, Orthovita, and Cook Medical, on average,...

2010-07-14 15:34:12

A comprehensive Argentinean epidemiological study reveals the staggering costs of osteoporosis in the country. The key findings of the article published in April 2010 in the scientific journal "Archives of Osteoporosis", include:"¢ In Argentina, bone mineral density studies reveal that one out of three women aged 50 or over suffers from osteoporosis."¢ The prevalence of vertebral fractures in Argentinean women aged 50 or older is 16%."¢ Over 34.000 hip fractures occur every...

2010-07-14 07:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics, Inc., a biomedical device company based in Santa Rosa, California, today received a notice of allowance for its spinal vertebral compression fracture (VCF) technology. The company which was started in 2006 has thirteen additional patent applications pending in the United States and throughout the world for related spinal therapies and devices. The lead inventor for this inaugural patent is Dr. Y. King Liu, one of three...


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