Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology Acquires Angstrom(TM) Medica, Inc.

Pioneer Surgical Technology (PST) today announced its acquisition of Angstrom Medica, Inc., headquartered in Woburn, MA. Angstrom is the first company to obtain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a nanotechnology device -- NanOss(TM). NanOss chemistries enable products that are highly osteoconductive and can remodel over time into human bone. NanOss has potential application in trauma, spine and general orthopaedic markets. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Angstrom Medica, Inc. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of PST and is part of its orthobiologics division.

Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology Acquires Angstrom(TM) Medica, Inc.

MARQUETTE, MI | Posted on October 24th, 2007

"Angstrom Medica and its innovative technology represent a strategic addition to the Pioneer family," said Matthew N. Songer, M.D., Chairman and CEO of PST. "This latest orthobiologic acquisition complements our mission by developing technology that empowers surgeons to restore patients to normal function with products and methods not currently available."

NanOss, like human bone, is made of hydroxyapatite crystals. By controlling the material at the nanocrystalline level the resulting compound can have the strength of established polymer surgical implants. According to Angstrom''s CEO Edward Ahn, Ph.D., "This biomaterial provides an opportunity for changing orthopaedic technology by offering surgeons and their patients devices that have great strength upon implantation and may gradually be replaced by living human bone."

Also in 2007, PST acquired Encelle, Inc., a North Carolina firm that develops novel products for tissue regeneration including E-Matrix(TM), a sterile, injectable biopolymer designed to repair or regenerate diseased or damaged tissue.

Said Wesley McDermott, PST''s Vice President for New Business Development, "The Angstrom acquisition further expands Pioneer''s position and opportunity in a growing orthobiologic market."


About Pioneer Surgical Technology (PST)
Pioneer Surgical Technology, headquartered in Marquette, Michigan, is a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of spinal and orthopedic implants. Founded in 1992, Pioneer is a true surgeon-driven spinal device company that promotes responsiveness through customer intimacy, and a commitment to innovation. Pioneer has launched several spinal implant systems: Quantum(TM) Spinal Rod, Pioneer? Anterior Cervical Plate, and PEEK-Plus Vertebral Body Replacement Devices. Pioneer also has received the European CE mark for the NUBAC(TM) Disc Arthroplasty System.

About Angstrom Medica, Inc.

Angstrom Medica, Inc. ( is a biomaterials and medical device company engaged in the development and commercialization of its proprietary nanocrystalline calcium phosphate technology -- NanOss(TM). The company was founded in 2001 by Dr. Ahn and two fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers. In 2005, Angstrom was the recipient of Frost and Sullivan''s ''Excellence in Technology Award''. The company is currently located in Woburn, MA.

For more information, please click here

Pioneer Surgical Technology
375 River Park Circle
Marquette, MI 49855
906-226-4443 Fax

Sales & Marketing

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press


Extracellular vesicles could be personalized drug delivery vehicles March 15th, 2018

Department of Materials Test Engineering (WPT) at TU Dortmund University uses Deben CT5000TEC stage to perform X-ray micro-tomography experiments for better understanding of damage progression in composite materials March 13th, 2018

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Detect Molecular Biomarker for Osteoarthritis March 13th, 2018

Polymer nanoparticle shows ability to locate and treat breast tumors March 13th, 2018


Unexpected effect could lead to lower-power memory, computing devices March 17th, 2018

Imaging technique pulls plasmon data together: Rice University scientists' hyperspectral method analyzes many plasmonic nanoparticles in an instant March 16th, 2018

Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells: Rice, Tokyo Metropolitan scientists create platform for unique near-infrared devices March 16th, 2018

Jim Barnhart Joins Nanometrics as Senior Vice President of Operations March 15th, 2018

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

New era in high field superconducting magnets – opening new frontiers in science, nanotechnology and materials discovery January 9th, 2018

Leti Field Trials Demonstrate New Multicarrier Waveform for Rural, Maritime Broadband Radio: Field Trial in Orkney Islands Used New Filtered Multicarrier Waveform at 700MHz Band with Flexible Bandwidth Usage (Fragmented and Continuous Spectrum) December 18th, 2017

A new product to help combat mouldy walls, thanks to technology developed at the ICN2 December 14th, 2017

JPK Instruments announce partnership with Swiss company, Cytosurge AG. The partnership makes Cytosurge’s FluidFM® technology available on the JPK NanoWizard® AFM platform December 8th, 2017

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project