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A transplant surgeon from Belfast City Hospital is to share his story of how he used 3D printing technology to perform a kidney transplant on a young mother at this year’s South by Southwest conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Read more

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Labour MP Owen Smith has secured an Adjournment debate in the House of Commons today where he is expected to call for radical reform of the rules regulating the licensing and marketing of certain medical devices. Read more

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A medical device for patients with heart failure is part of a first-in-human (FIH) clinical trial, Vectorious Medical Technologies has announced. Read more

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Medical device company LimaCorporate and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York have announced they are founding their first additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants in a hospital setting. Read more

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Two British vets have been able to use additive manufacturing to create orthopaedic implants for small dogs. Read more

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Dr Jonathan Jeffers of Imperial College London, recently presented data from an ongoing project investigating the development of load bearing lattice structures for orthopaedic implants. Read more

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Over 300 patients have lost a legal battle with medical device manufacturer, DePuy Synthes, after claiming one of the company’s hip implants were defective. Read more

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Speaking at Medtec Europe in Stuttgart this week, Thomas Ebel, from german materials research centre Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, examined the progress being made in developing magnesium alloys for biodegradable implants. Read more

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Women with transvaginal mesh implants have been exposed to harm because of failings in regulation, experts have said. Read more

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Opportunity to gain deeper insight into potential interaction between implants and body tissues through high-output benchtop screening. Read more

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Dave Beeby, principal development engineer, additive manufacturing technology and concepts at Renishaw, discusses the considerations for additively manufactured implants. Read more

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Ronan Benson, senior industrial designer at Galway-based medical devices design and manufacturing group Synecco explains why you can’t afford to ignore integrated smart technologies. Read more

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Medical device ‘breakthrough’ for hip and knee replacements uses hard coating technology from the aerospace industry. Read more

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Now in its 15th year, the Medtec Ireland trade show will be exploring recent advancements in medical devices. Read more

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Plastics machinery group Arburg is bringing its now-famous ‘Freeformer’ additive manufacturing technology to Interplas to demonstrate the manufacture of implants made from medical-grade polylactide. Read more

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Three surgeons showcased implant technology from engineering and healthtech company, Renishaw, during a masterclass at the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) conference this year. Read more

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A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person’s eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements. Read more

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A UK supplier to the medtech industry is making waves in the Chinese orthopaedic sector with a biomaterial designed for implants. Read more

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Battery-free implantable medical device draws energy directly from human body Read more

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Stephen Dyson, head of industry 4.0 at Proto Labs writes. Read more

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