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2014-08-22 12:25:40

FRANKLIN, Mass., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface, Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), a developer of novel joint technologies, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the KISSloc Suture System, a mini plate and suture implant intended for the correction of a Hallux Valgus deformity. The KISSloc Suture System consists of two low profile plates and a self-cinching suture construct that corrects Hallux Valgus by reducing the intramedullary angle between the first and second...

2013-04-24 23:03:58

AD Surgical brings in two new non-absorbable sutures for different clinical applications. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Today, AD Surgical announced the addition of Cable Nylon and Polyester sutures to its growing line of UNIFY® Surgical Sutures. UNIFY® Surgical Suture is a top-rated product with quality comparable to those of the market leader Ethicon®*, but at a significantly lower cost. "AD Surgical is excited to add two new non-absorbable, braided and coated surgical...

FastStitch Device Could Be The Future Of Suture
2012-08-16 11:47:27

After a surgeon stitches up a patient's abdomen, costly complications -- some life-threatening -- can occur. To cut down on these postoperative problems, Johns Hopkins undergraduates have invented a disposable suturing tool to guide the placement of stitches and guard against the accidental puncture of internal organs. The student inventors have described their device, called FastStitch, as a cross between a pliers and a hole-puncher. Although the device is still in the prototype stage,...

Image 1 - 'Taung Child' Fossil Reveals Hominin Brain Evolution
2012-05-08 12:12:29

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The reexamination of an ancestral human fossil found almost 90 years ago indicates that evolutionary changes in human brain development started 2.5 million years ago, about the time these ancestors began to walk upright. Florida State University researcher Dean Faulk and her colleagues analyzed the 2.2 million-year-old Taung fossil of a 3 to 4-year-old child and found several features that suggest a developed mechanism that allowed for the growth of a more...

2011-09-06 22:41:45

Engineers and surgeons are working together to improve the treatment of babies born with craniosynostosis, a condition that causes the bone plates in the skull to fuse too soon. Treating this condition typically requires surgery after birth to remove portions of the fused skull bones, and in some cases the bones grow together again too quickly -- requiring additional surgeries. Researchers in the Atlanta-based Center for Pediatric Healthcare Technology Innovation are developing imaging...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

Top-rated UNIFY® Surgical Suture features exclusive EasyPickâ“ž¢ classification system to simplify suture selection for surgeons. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Today AD Surgical and its affiliated company Applied Dental announced the release of a full line of UNIFY® Surgical Suture, a top-rated product with quality comparable to those of the market leader Ethicon but at a significantly lower cost. UNIFY® Surgical Suture features the exclusive...

2009-05-01 06:00:00

Tepha Corporate Partner, Aesculap AG, Introduces MonoMax(R) Monofilament Suture at the German Surgical Congress in Munich following Receipt of CE Mark LEXINGTON, Mass., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tepha, Inc., a developer of medical devices announced today that its corporate partner, Aesculap AG, has received a CE Mark and is launching its MonoMax monofilament absorbable suture for general surgical indications in Europe. The product is made with TephaFLEX(R) fiber, one of Tepha's new class of...


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