Antimicrobial Medical Devices: Where are they?

Armed with a Google search engine, one does not need to look far to determine how utterly bad a patient's prognosis could turn if whatever put that person in the hospital gets compounded with an infection.  Heaping that problem onto an ailment always makes it worse:  diabetes with infection, stroke with infection, bone fracture with infection.  It is never good.  If cancer ...
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Get ready for a better synthetic bone regeneration material: P-15

If you were in the orthopedics business from the late 1990's through just recently, you saw the rise and fall of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP's) on the commercial market.  Their story differs somewhat depending on the specific products:  those based on BMP-2 and those based on BMP-7 (aka OP-1).  BMP-2 fared better than its close relative, but like any commercial product it'...
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Should you start a hydrophilic coatings company?

Let's say you've been keeping track of the growing market for neurovascular and cardiovascular products out there, and let's also say you've realized that most of these products require some way of being slippery in order to get into those tiny spaces in the brain and peripheral blood vessels. You'd be on the mark. The neurovascular market grows at 15 to 20% per year and the ca...
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Three essentials to get started in Medical Device Development

For a lot of us, winding up on a medical device development team is an accident.  How many people in our day sat there in high school and said, "I would like to develop intravenous catheters and neurovascular devices"?  Not many.  On the other hand by the time we hit late college or graduate school, some had the suspicion that this would be a cool thing to try. Today, the "kids...
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