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Articles Tagged "materials"

RTP Develops Material Solutions for Surgical Robotics

by BONEZONE | Jan 2020

RTP Company offers thermoplastic technologies with special properties such as strength, flame retardance, wear/chemical/impact resistance, color, etc. for surgical robotic systems.   ... Read more »

Victrex Invests in Joint Venture for PEEK in China

by BONEZONE | Jan 2020

Development of PEEK polymer capacity in China supports further regional growth opportunities and differentiates Victrex’s range of PEEK & PAEK grades.   ... Read more »

RoosterBio Expands Facility for Second Time in 2019

by BONEZONE | Dec 2019

Project will support the increasing global need for off-the-shelf cell banks and hMSC bioprocess media products.   ... Read more »

Sandvik and Renishaw to Qualify New Additive Manufacturing Materials

by BONEZONE | Dec 2019

The collaboration encompasses a broad range of metal powders, including new alloy compositions that are optimized for laser powder-bed fusion.   ... Read more »

Solvay Licenses MediTECH to Supply Zeniva PEEK Shapes

by BONEZONE | Oct 2019

The new agreement expands MediTECH’s existing role in a longstanding partnership between the two companies, with the goal of bringing additional value to the customer channel.   ... Read more »

Parx Plastics' Antibacterial Polymer Gains EU Patent

by BONEZONE | Oct 2019

The biocompatible zinc-based material can be used to inhibit bio-film adhesion on orthopedic device components.   ... Read more »

RoosterBio Launches Umbilical Cord hMSC System for Cell Therapy Product Development

by BONEZONE | Sep 2019

RoosterVial™-hUC-XF is the regenerative medicine industry’s first xeno-free human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem/stromal cell bioprocess system designed to meet the needs of translationally focused product developers.   ... Read more »

SINTX Provides Updates on Patent Filing

by BONEZONE | Sep 2019

The company has provisionally filed a new patent addressing zirconia-toughed alumina with silicon nitride.   ... Read more »

HAPPE Spine to Develop Strong, Porous, Bioactive Spinal Fusion Implants

by Heather Tunstall | Aug 2019

Startup HAPPE Spine is rethinking the way that PEEK and hydroxyapatite are manufactured together to make an interbody that maintains load-bearing strength and facilitates osteointegration and radiolucency. ... Read more »

RoosterBio Raises $15 Million in Initial Series B Round

by BONEZONE | Aug 2019

New funding, expected to close at $22MM, will support growth of its regenerative medicine MSC manufacturing platform worldwide.   ... Read more »

Oxford Performance Materials Opening Japan Facility

by BONEZONE | Jul 2019

A partnership with JSR Corporation will advance OPM’s OsteoFab 3D-printed implant and OXPEKK biomedical materials technology platforms throughout Asia.   ... Read more »

Materials are the Next Frontier for Orthopedics, Surgeon Says

by Kim Snell | Jul 2019

True advancements in orthopedics will come from new materials, specifically those that emphasize infection prevention and bone healing, says Dr. Gordon Donald, The spine surgeon, who has dedicated his career to coatings and materials development, shares his view of the future.... Read more »

Solvay Ixef PARA Rod Stock Now Available from Drake Medical Plastics

by BONEZONE | Jun 2019

Drake Medical is the only supplier of Solvay Ixef® PARA extruded rod stock.   ... Read more »

Spectrum Plastics Group Announces New Operating Divisions

by BONEZONE | May 2019

The operating structure will help improve communication and efficiency for customers.   ... Read more »

SINTX and EU Consortium Collaborate on Silicon Nitride Development

by BONEZONE | Apr 2019

The partnership will train future scientists and promote the development of silicon nitride biomedical implants.   ... Read more »

Solvay’s Zeniva PEEK Chosen for Lumbar Cage in Japan

by BONEZONE | Mar 2019

The interbody fusion device is reportedly the first non-metal lumbar cage made in Japan.   ... Read more »

Most Popular Articles of 2018 Featured Robotics, Contract Manufacturer M&A

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

What else did you read about the most on our website last year? Arthroscopy/soft tissues companies to watch; products in spine, knee and hip; surgeon perspectives on implant material choice; supply chain quality; labelling mistakes, Brazil and more. ... Read more »

Modern Plastics Offering HOSTAFORM to Orthopaedic Customers

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

HOSTAFORM acetal copolymer features a linear structure with a highly crystalline quality.... Read more »

Orthopaedic Product Development: Forecasting Changes to Come

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

Considering surgical techniques, regulations and technologies together as a whole, expect to see significant changes in orthopaedics over the next decade. Here we present seven shifts that OEMs should consider when choosing new product development initiatives.... Read more »

Synthetic Bioresorbables: Orthopaedics’ Evolution from PLLA to New Formulas

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

These polymers have broad orthopaedic application. This article presents a focus on the transition away from Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)-type resorbable polymers to updated and novel resorbable biomaterials that are designed to perform better clinically.... Read more »

Victrex, University of Exeter Partner to Develop PAEK Usage in Additive Manufacturing

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) has the potential to be used in additive processes to manufacture patient-specific implants.  ... Read more »

Spinal Cages Continue Trend Toward Metals, Expandable Designs

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

"Cage design has been a game changer in spine surgery." Three veteran spine surgeons provide insight into the shift to titanium, a forecast for the next five years in cage technology and thoughts on device companies' priorities.... Read more »

Oxford Performance Materials Receives Japanese Accreditation

by BONEZONE | Mar 2018

This accreditation lays the groundwork for OPM’s expansion into the rapidly-growing Asian healthcare market.... Read more »

United Performance Metals Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

by BONEZONE | Feb 2018

Companies use the standard to demonstrate their ability to manage, monitor and consistently provide quality products and services.... Read more »

Oxford Performance Materials Launches OXPEKK Custom Compounds

by BONEZONE | Aug 2017

  OXPEKK Custom Compounds offer properties attractive to users of high performance polymers, such as superior fatigue performance.... Read more »

United Performance Metals Opens Facility in Budapest, Hungary

by BONEZONE | Feb 2017

The facility is the company’s 3rd location ex-U.S. and covers specialty metals distribution, sales and processing.... Read more »

U.S. Court Rules in Favor of CoorsTek Medical in Ceramic Hip Suit

by BONEZONE | Jan 2017

The lawsuit challenged claims by CeramTec in the U.S. for use of the color pink for implantable ceramic hip components.... Read more »

Interstate Plastics to Merge Alabama Locations

by BONEZONE | Aug 2016

A single location for machining and inventory functions is intended to increase logistic efficiency and customer responsiveness.... Read more »

Invibio Settles FTC Antitrust Allegations Concerning PEEK Market

by BONEZONE | May 2016

Invibio, the first company to sell implant-grade polyetheretherketone or PEEK, agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it violated antitrust law by using long-term, exclusive contracts to maintain a market monopoly.... Read more »

Supply, Cost and Quality Lead Concerns among Raw Materials Providers

by BONEZONE | Mar 2016

Supply and demand factors, price pressures and enhanced regulatory scrutiny are expected to influence the raw materials portion of the orthopaedic supply chain in 2016. Eight of the 27 raw material suppliers exhibiting at OMTEC weighed in on these themes.... Read more »

NASS Recap: Surface-treated, 3D-printed Cages among New Launches in Interbody Space

by Carolyn LaWell | Nov 2015

Spine companies continue to focus on surface treatments and new manufacturing processes to support more solid fusions.... Read more »

Materials in Motion

by Carolyn LaWell | Oct 2015

Orthopaedic manufacturers and their supplier partners are adopting different strategies for how materials are surface treated and manufactured in order to enhance device performance.... Read more »

Interstate Plastics Names Mark Courtright President

by BONEZONE | Oct 2014

Courtright succeeds Galen Klokkevold as President of Interstate Plastics, a full-line distributor of plastic sheets, rods, tubes, films, bars and profiles, as well as plastic accessories, tools and care products for numerous industries, including medical. (Source: Interstate Plastics)... Read more »

VSMPO‐Tirus, US and NF&M International Receive ISO 13485 Certification

by BONEZONE | Feb 2014

Source: VSMPO-Tirus, US VSMPO‐Tirus, US announced today that the titanium company along with its subsidiary NF&M International have received ISO 13485:2003 certification for the company's quality management system. ISO 13485 is the premier quality certification for the manufacture of medical d... Read more »

Silicon Nitride Material in Orthopaedic Implants: Features and Benefits

As an implant material, what does Silicon Nitride offer vs. titanium or PEEK? A team from Amedica explores the material's potential benefits supporting new bone growth, enhanced imaging, antimicrobial features and more.... Read more »