Archive for ◊ June, 2010 ◊

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• Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Researchers speaking at an annual conference suggested that research into making an artificial pancreas so patients with type 1 diabetes can better control glucose levels, is progressing rapidly and that the technology could be commercially available in just a few years. On Sunday, as part of the 70th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association […]

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• Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

anaries…bones…what’s next? Now that we are no longer “green” about the environment, there is increased motivation to advance the science of biomarkers as related to detecting chemical pollutants. Researchers from the U.S. and Russia are now announcing that samples of human bone can act as a biological marker for dozens of metals and toxic elements […]

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• Friday, June 25th, 2010

s competition heats up in the vertebral compression fracture (VCF) market with the expiration of original kyphoplasty patents, Medtronic’s Kyphon has hit the market with a new bone cement. On June 21, the company announced, the launch of Kyphon ActivOs 10 bone cement with hydroxyapatite, a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cement containing hydroxyapatite (HA) for use […]

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• Friday, June 25th, 2010

A recent study determined that bone area predicted the development of medial (inner side) and lateral (outer side) knee cartilage damage and loss of medial cartilage volume. Subchondral bone mineral density (BMD) was associated with medial defect development but not cartilage loss. Researchers believe subchondral bone changes and loss of cartilage contribute to the development […]

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• Friday, June 25th, 2010

When optometrist Meera Sutaria opened up shop last year in Brambleton, Va., she had an electronic medical record in place, setting her at the “forefront of a national agenda to better utilize information technology in the health care industry,” The Washington Post reports. The stimulus bill last year invested money to achieve the goal that […]

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• Friday, June 25th, 2010

EpiEP Inc., a medical device company in Charlottesville, Va., plans to move its headquarters to New Haven by mid-July. Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public agency that invests in technology companies, awarded $1 million to EpiEP. The capital was provided through CI’s Eli Whitney Fund and is part of a $1.5 million round of funding, also involving […]

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• Friday, June 25th, 2010

“The objective was to evaluate the utility of cryo-preserved human amniotic membrane (HAM) as a support for repairing human articular cartilage injuries, which have a very limited capacity for self-healing”, Francisco J. Blanco, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of La Coruna (INIBIC), tells SINC. The results, […]

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• Friday, June 25th, 2010

6/24/2010 NATICK, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX – News) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and launch of two spinal cord stimulation (SCS) lead splitters for use with its Precision Plus™ Spinal Cord Stimulator System, the world’s first rechargeable SCS device for the management of chronic pain of the […]

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• Thursday, June 24th, 2010

6/23/2010 HEIDELBERG, Germany & LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–febit today announced a restructuring as a consequence of its strategic focus on blood-based microRNA biomarker discovery, febit’s major business development in 2009/2010, and on partnerships and intellectual property (IP) commercialization. The new focus includes the collaboration and provision of high-end services for clinical researchers in academia, diagnostic companies […]

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• Thursday, June 24th, 2010

6/23/2010 RICHLAND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IsoRay, Inc. (Amex: ISR – News) announced today that it has completed a license agreement with Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX – News) for exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the GliaSite® radiation therapy system, the world’s only FDA-cleared balloon catheter device used in the treatment of brain cancer. The system’s balloon catheter is a […]