From EnvisionTEC’s FDA approval to InVivo Therapeutics adding a new clinical site, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning.
1. EnvisionTEC wins FDA nod for 3D printing E-Denture material
EnvisionTEC announced in a June 30 press release that it has received FDA approval for its E-Denture material for 3D printing dentures. The company already has the E-Dent 100 and 400 materials approved for the printing of restorations that simulate teeth. The new approval makes EnvisionTEC the only 3D printing company worldwide that has a complete digital denture workflow solution. E-Denture will have a limited distribution in the third quarter and will be available in four natural shades.
2. Life Spine launches Osseo-Loc product line
Life Spine has commercially launched additions to its Osseo-Loc spinal implant family, according to a July 3 press release. The company has added the ProLift Expandable PLIF/TLIF Spacer System and TiBOW Expandable TLIF Spacer System to its Osseo-Loc line offering of titanium surface treated implants. Osseo-Loc is a surface treatment that helps create a unique osteophylic surface architecture for bone on-growth. It promotes mineralization of implants while also negating challenges that come with surface treated implants. With its native titanium grain structured material, the Osseo-Loc surface treatment is designed to optimize intervertebral stability.
3. Zebra Medical Vision inks AI deal with Indian image provider Telerad
Zebra Medical Vision announced in a July 5 press release that it has entered a partnership with Telerad Tech to bring Zebra Medical Vision’s cloud-based deep learning analytics engine to more than 20 countries and 150 healthcare organizations. Zebra Medical Vision already has its imaging solutions implemented in hospitals across Europe and the U.S. With Telerad Tech’s collaboration, Zebra Medical Vision will be able to expand its solutions to India, broader Asia and Africa.