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Suppliers and Service Providers Offer Innovative Solutions

Welcome to a new feature in BONEZONE in which we invite the supplier and service provider community to share with you their solutions to your specific challenges.

Presented below are the responses to our first Call for Innovations. We’ve categorized the solutions to help you identify what you’re looking for.

Consider these companies as allies in identifying the solutions you seek. An army of companies are committed to helping you. We invite your comments on this feature - please send feedback to Julie Vetalice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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containmed innovation

ContainMed Screw Caddy

ContainMed, Inc has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,162,138 for our innovative screw caddies, which retain screws (as small as 1.5mm diameter), even when shaken or inverted, without the need for a cover. ContainMed partners with OEMs to create custom solutions to all your screw delivery needs.

ContainMed, Inc.
Thomas Deal, Chief Executive Officer
(317) 487-8800 
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prodex innovation

Pro-Driver

Many surgical procedures in the small bone, neuro, spine, and cranial maxillofacial markets are delicate, tedious and time-consuming. Pro-Dex® has developed a simple, autoclavable, battery-powered screwdriver for use in multiple surgical applications. The Pro-Driver™ offers an alternative to the time-consuming and arduous placement of screws and plates, in a variety of surgical procedures including CMF, Spine, Extremities, and Neuro applications.

Pro-Dex, Inc.
Tricia Rodewald, Director of Marketing & Strategic Alliances
(949) 769-3249
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eca innovation

Disposable Torque-Limiting Surgical Kits

ECA Medical Instruments launched the industry’s first disposable torque-limiting and fixed instrument surgical kits for orthopaedic procedures. Model 900 series kits are available in standard and custom configurations for implant OEMs and distributors. They provide surgeons, hospitals and ASCs with precision torque for every procedure, sterile pack solution and cost savings.

ECA Medical Instruments 
James Schultz, Executive Vice President
(805) 376-2509
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omax innovation

Precision Micro Abrasive Waterjet Machining

OMAX is the leading innovator in the development of high precision multi-axis micro abrasive waterjets. OMAX waterjets are capable of machining tight tolerances in titanium, stainless steel, and polymer composite materials for 3D surgical applications, providing affordable micro and macro abrasive waterjet solutions for the biomedical field.

OMAX Corporation
Peter Liu, Senior Scientist
(253) 872-2300
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Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing of Trabecular Structures

Arcam provides a cost-efficient Additive Manufacturing solution for production of metal components. Arcam’s EBM® technology offers  freedom in design combined with excellent material properties and high productivity. Arcam is an innovative partner for manufacturing in the orthopedic implant and aerospace industries, where we deliver customer value through our competence and solution orientation.

Arcam
Magnus René, CEO
46-31-710-32-00
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Biomaterials

Increased Strength Bovine Tendon
Bovine tendon for orthopaedic re-construction characterized so as to optimize device performance.

Increased Density Bovine Bone Particles
Bovine bone particles for bone graft device manufacture produced so as to optimize particle density to deliver improved device outcomes

Maximized Bovine Cortical Bone Strength
Bovine femur bone shafts analysed so as to determine which sections of the femur cortical bone delivers optimum performance for lumbar spacer production.

Optimized Bovine Pericardial Thickness
Bovine pericardium optimized for thickness to support AC Joint repair device performance to be optimized.

Maverick Biosciences Pty Ltd
Cameron Crowley, Business Development
61-2-6885-1200
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Coatings/Surface Preperation

Osteogenic and/or Antimicrobial Porous-Coated Implants

A Business Development opportunity pertaining to the use of bioactive glass having osteogenicand/or antimicrobial properties regarding porous-coated implants. Dissolution of water-soluble bioactive glass particles release osteostimulative calcium ions, which up-regulates osteoblast growth factor gene expression and/or ionic silver, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial for implant prophylaxis. IP available on company website.

AMxTek, LLC
Jim Walls, President
(203) 393-1387
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Liquid Carbon Dioxide-based Cleaning Technology

With titanium foam applications, Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology and finer and smaller medical devices coming on the market, it is imperative that cleaning technology keeps pace with these innovations. Current aqueous and solvent based ultrasonic cleaning systems are just not up to the job of removing particles in these smaller parts and tighter crevices. Cool Clean Technologies liquid carbon Dioxide based cleaning technology has been proven to meet these new and emerging cleaning standards in the industry.

Cool Clean Technologies
Jon Wikstrom, President & CEO
(651) 842-8686
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Miraclean® Ultrasonics SonicCell® Cube

Miraclean® Ultrasonics’ SonicCell® Cube is a high performance precision parts-cleaning system that is field proven to deliver superior particle count results. Designed with the cleaning requirements of medical device manufacturers in mind, the Cube is compact, fully automated, and fully enclosed. The Cube packs ultrasonics plus two additional types of mechanical cleaning and rinsing actions. The two-step cleaning package is effective for a variety of parts including medical devices, aerospace and automotive components, and tools, among others.

Miraclean Ultrasonics
Tom Pembridge, President
(716) 763-4343
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Polymer/Ceramic Surface Modification Technology

Nasseo, Inc. has developed smarter orthopedics technology. Nasseo's surface modification technology utilizes geometrically patterned array structures to enhance bone cell growth and differentiation and to increase implant surface area. Nasseo’s technology is applicable to spinal, knee, hip, and ankle applications that utilize polymers (e.g. PEEK) as the base implant material.

Nasseo, Inc.
Kayvon Pourmirzaie, COO
(858) 232-9550
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Component Parts

Canted Coil Springs for Joints

Bal Seal Canted Coil Springs® have been incorporated into the conceptual design of a carpometacarpal (CMC) device, which could replace diseased or arthritic joints and restore movement. According to the company, the titanium springs can ensure smooth rotary motion, and their retaining capabilities could minimize the possibility of dislocation.

Rotary Seals Protect Tool Motors

Bal Seal® Spring-energized Seals are designed to protect high-speed rotary hand tools used in orthopedic procedures. The seals, made from a selection of medical-grade materials including virgin PTFE and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), guard against the ingress of saline, blood and other fluids that can lead to motor failure.

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
Mark Halloran, Marketing Communications Manager
(949) 460-2187
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Delivery Systems

Discover 'B' by Pyxidis

Pyxidis presents B, unique ergonomics, optimal security:
CORNERS : stainless steel corners forged to optimize resistance
HANDLES : designed to allow the user to extract B in an aseptic manner from filter containers
LOCKING SYSTEM : secure and intuitive locks
PERFORATION : a 30% higher rate of perforation than standard trays, improving sterilization and drying results"

Pyxidis U.S.
David T. Hollner, US Product Manager
(215) 230-7307
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Equipment/Machines/Tools

DIXI 1740 Drilling Whirling Tool

Chamfering-Drilling-Whirling in one single operation with the new DIXI 1740 Drilling Whirling Tool in titanium, stainless steel, etc. DIXI Polytool is the only carbide manufacturing company in the World to offer such a tool in dimensions ≤ M 3.00 ! Carbide or CUTINOX coating available.

DIXI Polytool, A Division of DIXI Machines, Ltd.
René Castella, Vice President
(914) 347-0777
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Haas Multigrind CA Grinding Center

The globally successful HAAS MULTIGRIND® CA grinding center is loaded with sophisticated technical features yet offers an excellent price-to-performance ratio. The unique Haas Multicube axis configuration delivers outstanding stability, precision and process capability. The elegantly engineered wheel changer offers grinding, milling and belting capability, taking multi-tasking to the next level.

HAAS MULTIGRIND, LLC
David Drechsler, Business Development Manager
(980) 522-1481
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Precision Grinding for Medical Tools

ITM’s Rotary Transfer Grinder produces complete surgical drills, reamers and other medical tools in a single machine consisting of up to 5 precision grinding stations connected by a high speed rotary transfer mechanism! Utilizing this station concept, only the longest operation determines the total cycle time.

International Tool Machines
Eric Riddick Sales & Marketing 
(386) 446-0500
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CUSTOM Plus+

CUSTOM Plus+ means small order, custom jobs, combined with expert manufacturing to deliver Quality: Right the first time, always; Service: Communication & responsiveness to delivery and Innovation: Partnering to create solutions. Metal Craft is known for delivering the highest quality Production products. We now have a dedicated solution for your Custom needs.

Metal Craft
Trisha Mowry, CEO
(763) 441-1855
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Seco Jabro™ Mini

Available in diameters as small as 0.1 mm, the highly accurate family of Jabro Mini solid carbide end mills offers top performance for a variety of medical components. The tools are used in precision applications ranging from dental implants to machining hexalobular features on bone screws.

Seco Tools
Eric Gardner, Medical Segment Specialist
(248) 528-5448
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Research/Clinical

Crowdfunding Your Project/Company

cureLauncher.com is the medical crowdfunding source for your NIH caliber medical research projects. Funding ranges from $100,000 to $250,000 in directed donations. It is also the place to go for qualified clinical trial patients.

cureLauncher.com
David Fuehrer, Vice President
(313) 289-9826
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Software/Technology

Galen HCx

Over 50% of physicians in the U.S. are now using iPads in their practice. Galen HCx is a turn-key iPad App platform which enables you to create fully branded Apps to provide to your physician customers, and is available for a fraction of the cost of traditional App development.

Galen Medical Systems
Travis Mark, President
(719) 246-7750
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Titanium Implant Bone Analysis Software

Custom-tailored micro-computed tomography image processing, analysis and visualization software for the automated, objective and quantitative measurement of new bone tissue on-growth and in-growth relative to solid or porous titanium orthopedic implants. Depending on the size of the animal model, the analysis can be performed in vivo or ex vivo.

ImageIQ, Inc.
Brett Hoover, VP of Sales & Marketing 
(216) 445-4054
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Patient-specific Anatomical Data Mining (ADaM)

Anatomical diversity makes designing standard implants challenging. Population analysis links 3D image data to implant design. ADaM allows engineers to understand: anatomy across a population (sizes, curvatures, distances, angles); differences between subpopulations (Male/Female, Western/ Eastern, Asian/ Caucasian); differences between diseased and healthy anatomy (Predicting tendency for disease, fracture, failure).

Materialise
Jamie Milas, Global Marketing Manager
(614) 917-3312
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Drop Test Fixture Using NDT-RAM

The Drop Test Fixture (DTF) is an innovation for orthopedic devices. Using Resonant Acoustic Method Nondestructive Testing technology, the system detects flaws such as cracks by checking the acoustic frequency. Testing objectively identifies good and flawed components. The DTF makes 100% inspection fast, simple and reliable reducing quality risks.

The Modal Shop
Gail Stultz, NDT Product Group Manager
(513) 351-9919 
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Ortho-tag: Making Orthopaedic Implants Smarter

Ortho-tag is pioneering proprietary technologies critical to the communication and diagnostic functionality of smart orthopaedic implants. Ortho-tag’s implantable TNFC “tag” enables orthopaedic surgeons the ability to program and gain real-time access (directly from the patient) to vital information about an implanted orthopaedic device. The Ortho-tag can also host multiple nanobiosensors to monitor the implant’s biological environment. This product has not yet been cleared for sale in the United States by FDA.

Ortho-tag
Michael Berger, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
(412) 657-8595
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SmartInspectionStation

Created for the orthopaedic industry, the SmartInspectionStation™ is a fully-integrated, automated, accurate and comprehensive structured light metrology solution. Launched by a barcode scan, the SiS™ creates a complete GMP-compliant dimensional inspection report of your tool or implant, on the shop floor, by a non-technical operator, in just minutes.

Smart Inspection Systems
Bill Greene, CEO
(561) 775-7911
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