2nd Annual Sports Medicine Technology Awards – July 20-23, 2017
Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Sports Medicine Products

Smith & Nephew’s Bet on Cartilage Repair

Surprise! Smith & Nephew’s new cartilage regeneration product, BST-CarGel has a handful of clinical trials and regulatory approvals around the globe. Piramal Life Sciences—India’s massive life science company—quietly funded it. Then last week SNN bought it. BST-CarGel is a chitosan-based material. It’s different. Here’s the scoop…
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New Study: Yoga Builds Bone Mass

Is yoga an effective way to treat osteoporosis and osteopenia? Standard of care for treating osteoporosis includes exercise—like yoga. A new study attempts to quantify how exercise—specifically yoga—affect bone mass.Loren Fishman, M.D. was principal investigator and his results are summarized here.…
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Crushable Football Helmet May Prevent Concussions

The University of Washington (UW) and its affiliated Seattle-based start-up company, Vicis, Inc., have invented and introduced a crushable football helmet that may well be the best technology yet developed which can reduce the rate of concussions in football…
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