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Orthopedic Implant Infection

Stryker to Acquire Sage Products for $2.8B BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Stryker entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sage Products, LLC, a developer of disposable health and personal care products targeted at reducing hospital acquired infections (HAIs) primarily in the intensive care unit and MedSurg hospital unit setting, from Madison... more

Researchers Develop a Novel Graphene-based Ink with the Ability to 3-D Print Medical Devices BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, JUNE 4, 2015

A team of researchers at Northwestern University have developed a novel graphene-based ink that can be utilized to three-dimensionally print large, robust 3-D structures, like scaffolds. Three-dimensional printing of graphene structures has been attempted unsuccessfully before, but with low overall... more

Graphene, a Novel and Promising Biomaterial BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MAY 7, 2014

Initially derived from graphite, graphene is a metamaterial (a material artificially engineered to have unique properties not commonly found in nature) composed of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a 2-dimensional, regular hexagonal (honeycomb) lattice. Graphene was first... more

New Solutions to Address Implant Related Bacterial Infections BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 26, 2012

Presently, Surgical Site Infections (SSI's) are a top concern of orthopedic and oral surgery as bacteria such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), can initiate severe implant infections and lead to biofilm adhesion. MRSA is quite difficult to manage clinically due... more


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