3rd Annual Sports Medicine Technology Awards – July 5-8, 2018
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…

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.…

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…