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No PIP Verdict Until December 10!May 17, 2013
Somehow the idea that using an illicit material in a bodily implant is now OK, regardless of whether it’s approved. So claim the defendants in the PIP case which has seen its closing remarks today. This cavalier approach is what got PIP into hot water, but they seem to be in a state of denial that they’ve done much wrong at all.
Last Days Of PIP TrialMay 16, 2013
So we’re nearly there. The trial of PIP boss Monsieur Mas is at the stage of final remarks and prosecutors are calling for a sentence amounting to four years in jail for a variety of offences including aggravated financial fraud. …
Parametrics Medical, LLC, a private tissue bank has announced its release of its Coll-e-Strong line of soft tissue allografts. Using E-Beam Technology, to terminally sterilize the tissue without compromising the biomechanical properties of the collagen, the company claims its allograft line is the first to bridge the gap between biomechanics and sterility.
HydraSolve Harvested Fat Now FDA Cleared For ReinjectionApril 24, 2013
It’s a form of ultimate recycling, fat tissue removed using Andrew Technologies’ HydraSolve device now being FDA cleared for reinjection into the same patient.
Weekly Medtech News Editorial Online NowApril 19, 2013
Two main court cases attracted our interest this week. While the situations contrast, the common thread of patient suffering runs through both cases.
PIP Implant Trial StartsApril 17, 2013
Jean-Claude Mas and his allegedly comspiratorial team from PIP start their trial today, facing charges of aggravated fraud in France’s biggest legal proceedings.
Posted in: Plastic/Reconstructive
Tenex Health’s TX1 is a clever ultrasonic device can cut and debride damaged tendon without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue. Now FDA has expanded its indications with a new 510(k) clearance that enables the company to press on with its pipeline of applications.
Manufactured by Allergan™, “Gummy Bear” breast implants have been used successfully in Europe and Canada for more than a decade. Now they have been cleared for market in the United States.
Europe’s Most Popular Breast Implant Gets FDA NodFebruary 21, 2013
Allergan’s Natrelle® breast implant line now extends to a newly FDA approved shaped silicone gel option. The implant is already available in Europe and has proven popular, not least because of its anatomical shape.
No More “Fat Hacking” As FDA Clears HydraSolve™ Lipoplasty SystemDecember 18, 2012
A new liposuction cannula that avoids the traumatic sawing action employed during fact removal seems like a good idea. Now it’s gained FDA clearance.
Tummy Tuck TissuGlu® Over First PMA HurdleOctober 31, 2012
Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, has announced that it has received approval from the U.S. FDA for the first of four modules of the Company’s PMA filing plan for its TissuGlu®Surgical Adhesive product.
AirXpanders Inc., a company developing novel technology for women who require tissue expansion for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, has received European CE Mark approval for AeroForm™, a needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system.
Cosmetic Surgeons Must Be “Surgeons”, BAAPS Tells PIPS EnquiryOctober 17, 2012
It’s taken the illegal actions of a rogue implant manufacturer to catalyse what looks increasingly like a radical reform of the cosmetic “surgery” industry in the UK. Lots of sensible recommendations from the aesthetic surgical fraternity, but weren’t these obvious deficiencies?
UK Plastic Surgery Meeting Will Address PIP SituationSeptember 13, 2012
The UK’s Aesthetic Plastic surgeons meet next week in an annual event that might just attract more attention than usual in the wake of the PIP scandal which has cast something of a cloud over the specialty throughout 2012.
MiMedx Group Announces Changes to Board of DirectorsSeptember 11, 2012
Human amniotic membrane-derived device company MiMedx Group, Inc., has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed two new members, effective September 5, 2012. The new directors are healthcare executive Charles R. Evans and Neil S. Yeston, M.D., F.A.C.S., a healthcare practitioner, innovator and leader.
While the toxicology work continues, it seems implant data is still saying the same thing, that PIP implants rupture more frequently than other implants, that in most cases there is no reaction, and when there is a reaction it’s obvious. Most significantly data confirms no resultant cancer.
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