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BIBA Briefings: Medtronic continue to show faith in rhBMP-2 despite past...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new prospective, randomised clinical trial evaluating the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2...

BIBA Briefings: Novel device seeks to overcome paralysis by “bypassing” nervous...

Synchron recently announced the first successful implant of its minimally-invasive neural interface technology (Stentrode) as part of a trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of...

Medtronic buys Titan Spine in bid to provide the “most comprehensive...

Medtronic has completed its acquisition of Titan Spine, which has a range of interbody fusion devices that feature unique surface technology. A press release...

Medtronic’s upcoming robot-assisted surgical platform to feature 3D vision systems

To enable upcoming regulatory filings, Medtronic has made public its partnership with Karl Storz, who have developed a system for endoscopic imaging. For the...

Editors-in-chief of major cardiovascular journals claim medical misinformation puts “lives at...

The editors-in-chief of major cardiovascular journals—of both US and European societies—have come together to “sound the alarm” about the dangers of medical misinformation that...

US FDA plan shakeup of its 510(k) clearance programme

The US FDA has announced plans to modernise its 510(k) clearance programme for approving medical devices for the US market. Data show that about...

IVANOS study reveals i-FACTOR bone graft use more than doubles fusion...

Level 1 evidence, presented at EUROSPINE 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, demonstrates that i-FACTOR peptide enhanced bone graft results in significantly higher rates of fusion...

One in five UK doctors say understaffing has affected patient safety

The annual census of UK consultants and higher speciality trainees—Focus on Physicians 2017–18—indicates that more than half of all consultants and two thirds of...

Looks do matter—patients claim what doctors wear is important

According to a study published in BMJ Open, just over half of patients think what a doctor wears is important and more than a...

US doctors urged to take action on gun violence

Garen Wintemute (Violence Prevention Program, University of California Davis, USA), in an editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine, has called for physicians to...

Second FDA clearance for patient-specific 3D printed Firefly pedicle screw navigation...

Mighty Oak Medical has received a second FDA clearance for its patient-specific, 3D-printed Firefly pedicle screw navigation, extending compatibility to essentially all currently cleared...