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ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterLinkedInEmailReprints For many Americans, the manufacturing industry brings to mind images of Industrial Revolution-era factories, World War II assembly lines, or perhaps even outsourced workshops overseas. But that picture is outdated. The truth is that the advanced technologies that are changing modern life are also revolutionizing the manufacturing industry in ways that are not yet widely understood.

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Here are five observations: 1. Kelly Foote, MD, implanted the first Infinity DBS system. She is a neurosurgery professor and co-director of the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration at the UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. 2. The system is designed to treat Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. 3. Equipped with DBS lead with segmented contacts, the Infinity DBS system allows personalized DBS therapy for individual patients. 4. This is the first DBS system operating on a wireless iOS software platform.

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Here's what you need to know. 1. The company released its earnings on Aug. 3. It had a $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, which was significantly lower than Thomson Reuters' $0.35 EPS estimate. 2. Four research analysts gave Entellus a "buy" rating. 3. During the quarter, Entellus earned $18.73 million. 4. Revenue was also up 23.3 percent on a year-over-year basis. More orthopedic and spinal device news: Alphatec CFO resigns; company cuts workforce by 20% & more company updates — 5 key points

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A Go Public/Radio Canada investigation has found a controversial foot doctor was using experimental implants unapproved for surgery without patients' consent. Now, many patients of Pierre Dupont are getting the implants removed. "They are horrified," says Ottawa podiatrist David Greenberg, who has removed several of the implants, meant to correct flat feet. "I'm horrified along with them. Every day I have people in my office crying about this." The implants are modified copies of the HyProCure, a device which was approved by Health Canada in 2006, according to Greenberg and HyProCure inventor Michael Graham.

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German private equity player SHS said it invested an undisclosed amount in Emerging Implant Technologies and its 3D-printed orthopedic implants. EIT develops 3D-printed orthopedic devices and implants, sporting a portfolio of spinal fusion cages and patient-specific implants.

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Allergan (NYSE: AGN) said last week that it won FDA pre-market approval for its Natrelle Inspira cohesive breast implants for women undergoing breast reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery.

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A partnership between universities and industrial companies in Ireland has resulted in a new research centre opening in NUI Galway, according to the Irish Times. Galway Centre The Cúram centre for medical device research is a €68 million investment from Science Foundation Ireland, industrial companies including, Aerogen, Boston Scientific, Cook Medical, Medtronic, Mylan, Neuravi, Stryker Instruments and the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. The centre has six academic partners including UCD, Trinity College, Dublin, Universities of Limerick, University College Cork, the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and the National University of Ireland Galway.

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Surgical Neurology International published the paper. Here are four insights: 1. Texas-PEG successfully restored a rodent's motor and sensor neuronal signals after it experienced a spinal cord injury. 2. The rodent experienced full motor control recovery after two weeks. 3. Graphene possesses a conductive surface property in stimulating neuronal growth. 4. The researchers hope their study will lead to eventual human trials, testing Texas-PEG to heal human SCI. More articles on devices: Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, NuVasive & more: 12 key notes

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Here are four key notes: 1. Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation will now serve as the only tissue provider for Spineology's allograft product lines. 2. Spineology's portfolio includes its latest Incite Cortical Fibers. 3. A bone grafting solution, Incite Cortical Fibers are ultra-thin, entangled cortical bone fibers offering a large surface area of exposed growth factors for bone growth stimulation. 4. The fibers also offer an osteoconductive matrix for cellular attachment and proliferation. More articles on devices: Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, NuVasive & more: 12 key notes

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BioFactura, Inc. announced today entry into a non-exclusive license agreement with Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.relating to one of the biosimilar product candidates that Momenta is developing.

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