News | February 06, 2008

Synthetic Bone Paste for Surgical Use

February 6, 2008 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the distribution of NANOSTIM Synthetic Bone Paste for use in surgical procedures in the European Union and other markets outside the U.S.

This nanohydroxyapatite-based bone graft substitute provides a supporting structure for new bone formation, aiding bone healing in places where voids or gaps exists in the bone. NANOSTIM Synthetic Bone Paste can be filled into defects regardless of their shape and stays in place keeping close contact to the surrounding bone.

NANOSTIM Synthetic Bone Paste, consisting of highly pure microscopic crystals called nanocrystals, does not harden after application in bone voids, and is also free of exothermic heating, a chemical reaction in the body that can lead to the destruction of bone cells.

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