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Mar 29, 2021
News Release: Invisian Medical Awarded Defense Logistics Agency Contract Worth Up to $7.5 Million for its Minne Ties® Agile MMF Technology
The ECAT (electronic catalogue) contract provides DoD hospitals, VA hospitals, and other federal government customers streamlined and efficient procurement of the Minne Ties Agile MMF product line. We are pleased to provide greater access to Minne Ties for surgeons and other providers delivering care to active duty, dependents, and veterans around the world.
Nov 20. 2019
Prairie Village startup transforms jaw surgery with 'zip ties'
A Prairie Village medical technology startup is transforming jaw-related surgeries through a patent-pending technology that looks — and acts like medical grade Zipties. Invisian Medical holds the worldwide license for Minne Ties technology, a noninvasive solution that holds a patient's teeth in alignment while undergoing jaw surgery.
December 18, 2020
Case Report: Minne Ties for MMF in Bilateral TMJ Replacement Surgery
Jenzer, AC, et al Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, USA, recently published a case report to share their experience with dental occlusion ties in a single patient case where bilateral TMJ replacement surgery was performed. The authors' conclusion about their experience with Minne Ties: "This technique was fast, easy, and produced an excellent result by providing MMF when needed and post-operatively maintaining the same occlusion."
Nov 12, 2019
Invisian Medical Receives Innovative Technology Contract from Vizient for Minne Ties® Agile MMF
Invisian Medical today announced its Minne Ties® Agile MMF product line—a patent pending technology for jaw fixation related to fractures and other jaw surgeries—has received a 2019 Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. The contract offers Vizient's members enhanced savings on the purchase of Minne Ties.
Apr 01, 2020
Potential for Dental Occlusion Ties (Minne Ties® Agile MMF) in the COVID-19 Era
The COVID-19 Pandemic has created new challenges for maintaining health care workers safety and efficient resource utilization related to head and neck surgeries. A number of recent publications have underscored these new risks and challenges, offering recommendations and best practices.
Nov 12, 2019
News Release: Invisian Medical Receives Innovative Technology Contract from Vizient for Minne Ties® Agile MMF
Designation recognizes products that bring improvements to the health care industry Invisian Medical awarded Innovative Technology group purchasing contract by Vizient to offer patent- pending Minne Ties fixation technology for jaw fractures and other jaw-related surgeries to its members
Jun 12, 2017
Business Wire: Summit Medical, Inc. Announces Launch of FDA Cleared Jaw Fracture Device Minne Ties® Agile MMF
Summit Medical, Inc. entered into the cranio-maxillofacial space on Monday, June 5 with the launch of its new, FDA cleared maxilla-mandibular fixation (MMF) device, Minne Ties® Agile MMF. The first-of-its-kind, non-invasive product was developed in partnership with Dr. Alan Johnson and the University of Minnesota to be a safe, simple and efficient option for use in jaw fracture management.
Jun 05, 2017
StarTribune: Summit Medical licenses technology from UofM medical school
The University of Minnesota and Summit Medical of St. Paul and the University of Minnesota say they have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin marketing to surgeons and medical clinics a new, non-invasive device to support jaw fracture recovery based on UofM research.
Apr 12, 2017
Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology: Dental occlusion ties: A rapid, safe, and non-invasive maxillo-mandibular fixation technology
For decades, Erich arch bars have been a standard in establishing maxillo-mandibular fixation (MMF). While reliable, the approach risks sharps injury, consumes operating room time, and inflicts gingival trauma. Newer technologies including screw-based techniques and “hybrid” techniques have improved MMF by reducing sharps injuries and operating room time, but risk injury to tooth roots, nerves, and gingiva. This study aims to establish the application, strengths, and limitations of dental occlusion ties as a novel alternative in maxillo-mandibular fixation. Read More