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FDA approves Orthofix's ultrasonic bone fracture healing system
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2022-05-06
FDA approves Orthofix's ultrasonic bone fracture healing system
FDA approves Orthofix's ultrasonic bone fracture healing system Sporting autographed casts for months may one day become a thing of the past. The FDA has approved a noninvasive bone healing device designed to be worn after a fracture that uses ultrasound waves to help push the body to mend itself faster. Developed by Orthofix Medical, the AccelStim system is a nonsurgical treatment designed to be worn for 20 minutes per day to repair fresh bone breaks and fractures that have not healed on their own. According to the company, its low-intensity pulsed ultrasound treatment, or LIPUS, delivers waves of pressure to the tissue to help speed up bone formation; in studies, fresh fractures healed 38% faster, and the device demonstrated an 86% overall success rate for previous fractures that had not fully healed. The ultrasound-based device joins Orthofix’s long-running portfolio of healing devices that rely on pulsed electromagnetic fields, or PEMFs, which generate weak electric currents through the bones to help stimulate cellular formation. Employing technology first approved by the FDA in 1986, the company’s wearable CervicalStim and SpinalStim systems are used following spine fusion surgeries, while its PhysioStim device is designed for bone breaks that have been slow to heal. According to Orthofix, more than 1 million people have been treated with its PEMF devices. “With the addition of the AccelStim device, Orthofix is now the first and only company to offer both PEMF and LIPUS bone growth stimulation devices,” the company’s global spine president, Kevin Kenny, said in a statement. “We believe that expanding access to patients should help grow the existing $100 million market for fresh-fracture LIPUS solutions.” Orthofix said it plans to make its AccelStim device commercially available by the end of June through a targeted and phased launch plan. News source: https://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/fda-approves-orthofixs-ultrasonic-bone-fracture-healing-system
Returning in April: Secutech reveals details of physical and virtual events
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2022-02-14
Returning in April: Secutech reveals details of physical and virtual events
Returning in April: Secutech reveals details of physical and virtual events With so much media attention currently focused on Taiwan’s technology exports, ‘potential’ has become the key word amongst exhibitors of this year’s Secutech. As one of Asia’s most influential trade fairs for security, IoT and AI technology, buyers recognise the fair and the wider region as the place to find cutting-edge ICT know-how and expertise. Returning from 27 – 29 April in Hall 2 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, this year’s fair will present trade buyers with the full spectrum of turnkey security solutions as well as “Made-in-Taiwan” surveillance, video analytics and access control systems. In parallel to the physical fair, exhibitors will have the opportunity to connect with buyers from the international market via a digital event from 20 April – 19 May. “We are always excited in the lead up to a fair, but following last year’s deferment of the physical edition, we are eager for the curtains to come up once again,” says Ms Regina Tsai, General Manager, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd – Taiwan Branch Office. “While the pandemic has slowed face-to-face exchanges, the rate of technological change has not stood still. There will be a lot of exciting new developments for buyers to sample in April.” A total of 250 exhibitors have confirmed their participation at the physical fair spanning 15,120 sqm of exhibition space. With advancements in artificial intelligence, 5G and the IoT coming thick and fast, exhibitors are preparing to present solutions for five of the most promising markets for these technologies, including safe city, smart building, smart transportation, smart factory and smart healthcare. “The focus is on the security and automation trends that are having the most impact,” explains Ms Tsai. “This includes the trends that have accelerated amid the pandemic such as thermal imaging cameras and low touch access control.” Global reach and extensive product coverage With international travel restrictions still in place, a digital event and online business matching service will be available for overseas participants to network with suppliers from 20 April – 19 May. In 2021 the online business matching saw buyers tune in from as far afield as Vietnam, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Egypt and the USA. To encourage as much visitor engagement as possible, this year’s virtual and physical events will feature concurrent events focused on the smart building, mobility, and fire & safety segments. Some key features to look out for include: SMABuilding – smart home and building technology with three key focuses: IoT and smart home technology, building automation and HVAC. The returning smart building and living pavilion will feature the latest solutions for commercial properties, residential buildings and industrial premises. Mobility – Asia’s leading business platform for intelligent transportation solutions, covering railway, ‘internet of vehicle’, logistics and fleet management. Fire & Safety – covering industrial safety, disaster prevention and rescue. News source: https://secutech.tw.messefrankfurt.com/taipei/en/press/press-releases/2022/STTW22_PR1.html