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Medtronic announces release of synthetic bone paste in Europe

7th February 2008

Medtronic has announced that its Nanostim Synthetic Bone Paste is now available in the European Union and other markets outside the US for use in surgical procedures.

The nanohydroxyapatite-based bone graft substitute allows clinicians to provide a supporting structure for new bone formation as well as aiding bone healing in places where voids appear in the bone.

Health professionals can also use the bone paste to fill in defects regardless of their shape, knowing that it will stay in place and keep close contact with the surrounding bone.

The Nanostim paste consists of nanocrystals – highly pure microscopic crystals that do not harden after application in bone voids and which are also free of exothermic heating that can lead to the destruction of bone cells.

Reinhart Schnettler, from the department of trauma surgery at University Hospital Giessen-Marbug in Germany, illustrated that the surgery’s patients achieved successful bone formation when using Nanostim Synthetic Bone Paste.

“It’s easy to handle in the operating room and its osteoconductive properties make it an effective bone void filler,” he added.

Last month, Medtronic announced that it had signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with Arbor Surgical that will see Medtronic manufacture, market and distribute Arbor’s bovine pericardial tissue heart valve products.

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