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Study Finds Noninvasive Blood Test for Liver Fibrosis May Alleviate Need for Liver Biopsies for Some Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C

... Hepascore is unlikely to entirely replace liver biopsy as a staging test for liver fibrosis, one can ... treating and possibly alleviating the need for biopsy in a subset of chronic HCV patients." ... of a patient's liver fibrosis. Although liver biopsy is the gold standard for determining the degree ...

SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in Germany & Austria

... and its decision to add the WavSTAT Optical biopsy System to their portfolio is a strong validation ... leader in Gastro-Diagnostics, the WavSTAT Optical biopsy System is an ideal fit into our program. We see ... tissue in the GI tract and allowing for physical biopsy at exactly the same site and time that the ...

Angiotech announces positive results from Bio-Seal(TM) clinical study

... clinical study results for its Bio-Seal(TM) Lung biopsy Tract Plug System at the Society of ... efficacy of Bio-Seal in patients undergoing lung biopsy procedures and demonstrated a statistically ... manufacturer and distributor of the Bio-Seal Lung biopsy Tract Plug System, which has already received CE ...

Frost & Sullivan Names Naviscan a Leader in the Future of Molecular Breast Imaging

... breast-specific PET scanner and adjunct biopsy guidance system that is set to redefine the ... imaging scanner as well as an adjunct PEM-guided biopsy accessory. As the market and technology leader in ... the revolutionary Stereo Navigator(TM) PEM-guided biopsy system. Both technologies represent ...

Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region (News Briefs)

... priscilla.bennett@exac.com ) biopsy Sciences Relocating to Tampa Bay biopsy Sciences recently announced they will move ... to the region's growing life sciences industry. biopsy Sciences develops new and innovative products for ...

Angiotech announces completion of Bio-Seal(TM) clinical trial enrolment

... enrolment for its novel Bio-Seal lung biopsy track plug. "Our proprietary Bio-Seal product ... placement of an expanding hydrogel plug along the biopsy needle track during the procedure, closing off ... air into the chest during respiration after the biopsy needle is withdrawn. The seal is airtight and the ...

Boston Scientific's SpyGlass(R) Direct Visualization System to Be Prominently Featured at Digestive Disease Week(R)

... in Room 1 at the San Diego Convention Center. -- biopsy of Indeterminate Biliary Strictures - Does Direct ... using the SpyGlass System and the SpyBite(R) biopsy Forceps. The lead author of the analysis is ... Polyflex(R) Esophageal Stents, Radial Jaw(R) 4 biopsy Forceps, Resolution(R) Clip, CRE(TM) Balloon ...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009

... our Skater(TM) line of drainage catheters, our BioPince(TM) full core biopsy device, our EnSnare(TM) retrieval device and our V+Pad(TM) hemostatic pad ... represent more mature finished goods product lines in the ophthalmology, biopsy and general surgery areas, or medical device components manufactured by us ...

Astellas Receives FDA Approval for Use of Prograf(R) (Tacrolimus) in Conjunction With Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) in Kidney Transplant Recipients

... . The study reported that the rate for the combined endpoint of biopsy proven acute rejection, graft failure, death and/or lost to follow-up at ... formula and experienced fewer efficacy failures, defined as biopsy proven acute rejection (BPAR), graft loss, death and/or lost to follow-up ...

Boston Scientific's SpyGlass(R) Direct Visualization System Featured in Broad Range of Clinical Studies at Upcoming Digestive Disease Week(R)

... site, obtain a diagnostic tissue sample with the disposable SpyBite(R) biopsy Forceps, and deliver therapies such as laser and electrohydraulic ... and Enteral Stents, Polyflex(R) Esophageal Stents, Radial Jaw(R) 4 biopsy Forceps, Resolution(R) Clip, CRE(TM) Balloon Dilators, the RX Biliary ...

SpectraScience Awarded Patent for Its Optical Biopsy System and Methods for Tissue Diagnosis

... technologies." The patent is important to the Company's optical biopsy technology because it provides protection in the areas of tissue ... worldwide that have been issued or are pending on its WavSTAT(R) Optical biopsy and LUMA(R) Cervical Imaging Systems that are used to diagnose tissue to ...

University of Southern California Receives Cancer Diagnosis System for Detecting Esophageal Dysplasia

... of Southern California to demonstrate the clinical value of the Optical biopsy System as an adjunctive tool to improve clinical sensitivity in ... more effective treatment." WavSTAT Overview The WavSTAT Optical biopsy System was approved by the FDA in November of 2000 as safe and effective ...

Possible New Way to Detect, Monitor Liver Disease Without Painful Liver Biopsy

... is important because, if confirmed, the test could help us replace liver biopsy as a method for staging liver disease. In addition, it may be teaching us ... way to test for liver disease, allowing people to either avoid biopsy or to know when they really need one. It also implies that bacteria may ...

A&G Pharmaceutical Receives $870,000 Grant from Avon Foundation to Advance Innovative Blood Diagnostic Test for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

... by A&G. In addition to the blood test, A&G is developing a tissue biopsy test that would help pathologists and oncologists predict risk of ... treatment of breast cancer based on GP88. One of the diagnostic products-a biopsy test kit currently in clinical trials-will also serve as a companion ...

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

... a method that, applied in MRI scans of the breast, could spare some women with increased breast cancer risk the pain and stress of having to endure a biopsy of a questionable lump or lesion. The universal technology will give radiologists greater confidence in visually classifying a lesion as malignant ...

BioSyntech Reports Positive Results from Pivotal Trial for BST-CarGel(R) Cartilage Repair Device

... partners. Although we have not yet completed all facets of this Interim Analysis, we felt obligated to disclose these first histology results as biopsy data is considered the gold standard for assessment of cartilage repair," said Mr. Michel Lagueux, Chairman of the Board. Using histological ...

FDA Clears Boston Scientific's SpyScope(R) Access and Delivery Catheter for Use in Endoscopic Procedures Throughout Pancreatico-Biliary System

... System is designed to enable physicians to directly visualize the target site, obtain a diagnostic tissue sample with the disposable SpyBite(R) biopsy Forceps, and deliver therapies such as laser and EHL. "Being able to diagnose pancreatic disease without the need for an invasive surgical ...

SpectraScience CEO Jim Hitchin Featured in Interview With The Wall Street Transcript

... capable of determining whether tissue is normal, pre-cancerous or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body. The WavSTAT Optical biopsy System uses light to optically scan tissue and provide the physician with an immediate analysis. With FDA approval for sale in the U.S. and the CE ...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009

... our Surgical Products Sales Group, and (ii) our HemoStream(TM) dialysis catheter, our Skater line of drainage catheters, our BioPince(TM) full core biopsy device, and our V+Pad(TM) hemostatic pad which are marketed and sold by our Interventional Products Sales Group. Our Proprietary Medical Products ...

Medarex Announces Presentations at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

... Survival, Response, Safety and Biomarker Data of Ipilimumab in Melanoma "Association of baseline and on-study tumor biopsy markers with clinical activity in patients (pts) with advanced melanoma treated with ipilimumab" (Abstract #9008, Developmental Therapeutics: ...

WaferGen Biosystems, ImmuneRegen BioSciences and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to Collaborate on Novel Wound Healing Research

... turnaround time, allowing for expedited drug development decisions High sensitivity and accuracy with limited amount of sample from needle biopsy "The opportunity to involve our SmartChip Real-Time PCR System in the development of a promising therapeutic agent such as Homspera ...

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Offers Greater Sensitivity Over Mammography, Ultrasound and MRI

... of mammography, ultrasound, MRI and BSGI was determined for each modality and compared. Twenty-six women, ages 46 to 82 (mean age of 62.8), with 28 biopsy proven pure ILC, mean size of 22.3mm (2mm - 90mm), were included. The study concludes that BSGI had the greatest sensitivity for the detection ...

New Program Offers Breast Cancer Clinicians and Patients Support for Pre-Operative Clinical Assessment and Ongoing Surveillance of Lymphedema

... body and is a key component of the immune system, is damaged or altered. In breast cancer patients, this can occur after surgery, such as removal or biopsy of the lymph nodes, and/or radiation therapy. It is estimated that 6 percent to 40 percent of patients with breast cancer develop lymphedema, and ...

Imaging Diagnostic Systems CT Laser Mammography (CTLM(R)) System Featured at the 94th Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Conference

... density in breasts and could provide information about angiogenesis in malignant and benign breast lesions. Women who were scheduled for biopsy were first evaluated with mammography to classify breast density and then examined by the CTLM system. The CTLM examination was performed ...

Medgenics Announces Encouraging Preliminary Data For Phase I/II Clinical Trial of EPODURE In Renal Anemia

... 12 grams per deciliter for a month, with no adverse effects reported or observed, other than minor localized bruising typically associated with skin biopsy and implant. The 10-12 grams per decilitre range is what is recommended for such patients to treat their anemia. As the trial progresses these ...

Data Presented at Cancer Molecular Markers Meeting Suggests Clinical Benefit for Integrating New Molecular Tests

... "While it is important to note that tissue identification in the clinical setting utilizes clinical information in addition to IHC results, such as biopsy site, patient gender, age, clinical history and imaging techniques, the results of this analysis clearly demonstrate the opportunity for the ...

James L. Wittliff, Ph.D., FACB, to Present 'Predicting Breast Cancer Outcome with Gene Expression Signatures on the Ziplex(R) System' at the Association for Molecular Pathology Conference, October 30

... between users and sites." According to Dr. Wittliff, "Advantages of the Ziplex automated system to our research include retention of tissue biopsy custody and the rapid, reproducible analyses of gene subsets to investigate breast cancer behavior in order to identify clinically relevant molecular ...

Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Program for Overweight or Obese Patients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Reduces Weight and Improves Overall Liver Health

... 48 weeks, those on the lifestyle intervention program successfully lost about 9% of their weight, and had significantly greater improvements in liver biopsy findings (hepatic steatosis and overall histologic NASH activity score), and more improved liver enzyme levels compared to those in the control ....

Intact Medical Corporation's Intact(R) Excise XL Receives 510(K) Marketing Clearance from the FDA

... Lesion Excision System, received market clearance from the Food and Drug Administration in June 2001. Initial products are targeted at breast biopsy and the excision of benign lesions, potentially obviating the need for open surgical excisions. In August 2005, the company received expanded ...

Expansion and Relocation to New, State-Of-The-Art Facilities Marks Milestone in Effort to Roll Out New Tool for Cancer Diagnosis

... that it makes fine needle biopsies so much more reliable that physicians and health care providers may not require more extensive and costly surgical biopsy procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer," said Mary Del Brady. "Even with the small tissue samples gathered through the use of ...

Veran Medical Technologies Secures $4.75M in First Institutional Funding

... start-up company, has secured $4.75M in venture capital and private financing to drive adoption of its IG4 delivery system for minimally invasive biopsy and ablation of cancer. St. Louis-based Prolog Ventures led the round and was joined by Advantage Capital Partners and existing private investors. ...

Sale of Colon Cancer Diagnostic Tool to Czech Republic

... Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that it has sold one of its WavSTAT(R) Optical biopsy Systems to the Almeda Company of Prague, Czech Republic. The device will be used at the University of Prague during colonoscopy to determine if ...

Gen-Probe Reports Strong Financial Results for First Quarter 2008, Raises Full-Year Guidance

... the value of Gen-Probe's prostate cancer marker PCA3. In the first article, "PCA3: A Molecular Urine Assay for Predicting Prostate biopsy Outcome" (Volume 179, Issue 4, Pages 1587-1592, April 2008), researchers from the Urological Sciences Research Foundation, The Johns Hopkins ...

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Opens Two Warm, Supportive Patient Centers: Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center and Family Resource Center

... in more collaborative treatment. The Center includes: -- Four digital mammography rooms, bone densitometry rooms, a stereotactic breast biopsy room, and two procedure rooms. -- An efficient floor plan that separates patient and clinical spaces, allowing for diagnostic mammography to be ...

Strativa Pharmaceuticals, a Division of Par Pharmaceutical, Announces the Discontinuation of the Development Program for Pafuramidine

... of several volunteers from the ongoing safety study. These events occurred more than 60 days after subjects received pafuramidine. Kidney biopsy results have been interpreted as being consistent with drug- induced hypersensitivity and inflammation. The affected safety study volunteers are ...

Angiotech announces results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2007

... brand product lines, including Quill(TM) SRS, Skater(TM) drainage catheters, EnSnare(R) vascular retrieval devices, and our BioPince(TM) biopsy needle franchise, among others; - Improvements in gross margins as compared to 2007, driven by a combination of expected improvements in ...

Jim Dorst Joins SpectraScience as CFO

... in accounting, he is well suited for SpectraScience as we grow." SpectraScience has developed a multi-patented and proprietary WavSTAT(TM) Optical biopsy System that is used by physicians to diagnose tissue to determine if it is normal, pre-cancerous, or cancerous within seconds. The WavSTAT(TM) System ...

Preclinical Efficacy Data Demonstrate Ability of Tengion's Neo-Bladder Augment to Restore Bladder Function

... Augments for both Phase 2 clinical trials are being developed at Tengion's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using cells taken from a small biopsy of each patient's bladder. Each Neo-Bladder Augment consists of a biodegradable scaffold seeded with cells cultured by Tengion scientists from the ...

Angiotech announces preliminary third quarter financial results and updates fiscal 2007 outlook

... Wrap(TM) product candidate in the U.S.; - EU product launch and U.S. clinical trial activities relating to our Bio-Seal(TM) lung biopsy product line. - As a result of the revenue delays and the decision to maintain investment in critical programs, we are updating our full ...

Varian Medical Systems Introduces New and Improved VariSeed(TM) 8.0 Software for Permanent Seed Prostate Brachytherapy Treatments

... Brachytherapy business unit. "Based on feedback from urologists, VariSeed 8.0 facilitates the planning of prostate seed brachytherapy treatments by biopsy section so that a localized boost may be delivered to a target region of the prostate." VariSeed 8.0 offers brachytherapy physicists new and ...
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