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2014-03-18 08:31:27

SAN ANTONIO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BME, Inc. (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc., www.bme-tx.com), the leader and innovator of Nitinol shape memory bone fixation systems, announces the initiation of a strategic partnership with CellRight Technologies, Inc., also located in San Antonio, Texas. The partnership began with BME's launch of the NEW Matrix OI(® )100% human osteoinductive BMP scaffold at the 2014 ACFAS and 2014 AAOS meetings. Unlike other compressible and pliable...

2013-10-16 12:24:16

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BME, Inc. (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc., www.bme-tx.com) is the privately held U.S. leader in shape memory technology for small bone fixation. BME is the first US-based manufacturer of Nitinol Implants and Instruments for use in the foot, hand and wrist. Marketed under the brands: Speed(TM) (fully-disposable continuous active compression system), HammerLock® (intramedullary hammertoe correction system), OSStaple(TM) (nitinol continuous...

2013-03-12 12:27:47

First NiTiNOL-based intramedullary nail now available in smaller size ATLANTA, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced a 10mm version of its DynaNail(®) Ankle Arthrodesis Nail. This smaller DynaNail expands the use of the intramedullary (IM) nail to patients with narrow bone anatomies that require smaller fusion devices. MedShape will show samples of its 10mm and 12mm DynaNail devices...

2012-11-14 12:26:29

ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced the introduction and first surgical use of the DynaNail(TM) Ankle Arthrodesis Nail, an intramedullary (IM) nail that contains an innovative internal nickel titanium (NiTiNOL) element. The product represents a breakthrough in that it is the first IM nail to harness the shape memory properties of NiTiNOL, which up to now has been impeded from clinical use due...

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2008-12-30 11:32:22

An engineering team at the University of Nevada, Reno has developed the prototype for a bridge that is more resilient to damage caused by earthquakes. The 100-foot-long bridge consists of an alloy made of nickel and titanium, which helps give it more elasticity. The mock bridge is a quarter-scale replica of what it would look like in real-life. "The nickel-titanium rods replace steel bars in critical segments of bridge columns," said engineering professor M. Saiid Saiidi. "These are the...