Analysis
Dec 09, 2008
The Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 is a critical piece of legislation for raw materials suppliers. However, it is also key that device manufacturers...
Nov 03, 2008
A scientific panel has formally urged FDA to rethink a recent conclusion that a chemical used in baby bottles and infant formula packing is safe at current...
Oct 10, 2008
The new CMS doesn't reimburse for nosocomial infections. But the new rules can provide device and diagnostics companies with an opportunity to develop new...
Aug 18, 2008
Reuters reports that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has created tiny amounts of a synthetic version of heparin. The researcher hope it will avoid the risk of...
Aug 05, 2008
Great video that was posted last month about how biomaterials science is driving nanotechnology. Ogan Gurel interviews Chad Mirkin, PhD who is a professor of...
Jul 23, 2008
In 2003 Boston Scientific received 510(k) clearance for guglielmi detachable coils for the treatment of certain high-risk types of brain aneurysms. The product...
Jul 16, 2008
A report analyzes the worldwide markets for biocompatible materials. The specific product segments analyzed include polymeric materials, metallic materials,...
May 27, 2008
This week is the 8th World Biomaterials Congress in Amsterdam. Although I won't be there, I'll try to report everyday on the announcements from companies in...
May 16, 2008
The Minneapolis Star Tribune ran an article in late April on St. Paul-based Synovis Life Technologies Inc. The company has made a big push recently to...
May 08, 2008
Medical News Today reports that Medtronic has recalled several of its heparin-coated devices used in heart-bypass surgery. Devices containing the product...