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OmniGuide Introduces The BeamPath Neuro(TM): A CO2 Laser Fiber for Brain And Spine Surgery

First, Flexible CO2 Laser Scalpel Provides Surgeons with No-Touch Surgical Tool For Precision Brain and Spine Surgery CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniGuide, Inc., announced today the introduction of the new BeamPath NEURO(TM), the first flexible CO2 laser scalpel for neurosurg...

New filter clears up fiber optic communications

AMES, Iowa - Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have come up with a potentially perfect way to sort and distribute the massive amounts of data that travel daily over optical fibers to people throughout the world. The new technology, a three-dimensional photonic crys...

AUDIO from Medialink and GlaxoSmithKline: Fiber Key in Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Summertime equals fun for a lot of folks. But for the one-in-five with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), typical summer fare could also mean aggravating their sensitive stomachs. Registered dietician Ashley Koff, author of "Recipes for IBS," has more on what peo...

Norlight to expand fiber network into central Illinois

Milwaukee Norlight Telecommunications Inc. plans to extend its network into central Illinois by activating fiberoptic cable. The company says it operates 3,800 miles of network connections already and will add 347 miles more later this year. The Illinois expansion plans cover Peoria, Bloomi...

Charter and Time Warner to partner on fiber optics

Madison, Wis. - Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications announced Monday that two of their departments would partner to provide businesses in their service areas with fiber-optic connections. The units - Time Warner Cable Business Class Services and Charter Business - will collaborat...

TDS tries bringing fiber to homes in Fitchburg for faster Internet service

TDS Metrocom has launched a pilot program for one Fitchburg neighborhood, offering broadband Internet speeds of as high as 10 megabits per secondseveral times higher than the fastest cable and DSL packages currently availablein order to gauge customer usage and potential applications of an emerging...

Laser Capture Microdissection of muscle fiber populations and expression analysis by RT-PCR

Sven Fraterman and Neal Rubinstein, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia Abstract To locate gene products in distinct muscle fiber populations of different muscle allotypes, a novel protocol was establi...

New RISI Report Analyzes South American Tree Farm and Biomass Energy Investment Opportunities

...he structure of that industry. The study also provides an outlook on future fiber supplies, and includes RISI's database of 130 ownerships in 8 countries, to...nergy plantations in South America: importance within the region, potential fiber source for bioenergy demand in Europe, major industry players and avenues f...

Monitoring water through a snake's eyes

...s in the water, "seeing" water in the same way as a snake does. The special fiber sensors make it possible to monitor the quality of water in a remote locati... can cut millions of dollars from the cost of testing water manually." The fiber sensors developed by Prof. Katzir are made of insoluble, non-toxic, and bio...

New Report Just Published: World Endoscopy Systems Market Report

...Storz, Smith & Nephew, Richard Wolf, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 Table 35: Leading Players in the Japanese fiber Scope (Flexible Endoscopes) Market (2008E): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Olympus, Fujinon, and Pentax (includes corresponding G...

New Pre-Clinical Data on OmniGuide's BeamPath NEURO(TM) Demonstrates Precise Cutting in Brain Tissue

...developer of the first and only flexible CO2 laser fiber based on breakthrough photonic bandgap technology,...ts of a pre-clinical study comparing the Company's fiber scalpels to conventional incision methods in neuro...es of incisions produced in live brain tissue with fiber delivered CO2 laser radiation produced precise cut...

RainEarth (RNER) Continues to Expand its Marketing Force in China

... entered into a Business Cooperation Agreement (the "Agreement") for a term of twenty years. The purpose of the Agreement is to jointly conduct Hollow fiber Membrane Materials' application and manufacturing business in China (the "Business"). The first product that utilizes this technology is blood dialyze...

MEDS World, LLC Provides Multiple Environments with Designed Solutions - Wherever People Congregate, MEDS Odor Elimination Solutions Offer Eco-Friendly, Odor-Free Air

...rial source of odors. NSF Certified, for use in restaurants, MEDS solutions offer clean air in walk-ins and keep refrigeration units odor free. BLAST, fiber FRESH and MAINTENANCE odor elimination systems are NOT a mask and provide permanent solutions to odors caused by smoke, mold, mildew, pets and humans....

Video: Varicose Veins, Much More Than a Cosmetic Issue, Can Prove a Health Risk

...e that uses heat from a guided laser to close varicose veins. A small optic fiber is inserted through a needle into the varicose vein under ultrasound guidance. The laser is then activated and as the optic fiber is removed from the vein, it heats and closes the vein. This procedure does...

Ganeden Biotech, Liquid Health Labs Unveil New Drink Technology

... water in the bottle and a powdered formulation loaded with Ganeden BC30 (R) probiotics, antioxidants from fruit concentrates, vitamins, and prebiotic fiber stored inside the bottle cap. With a simple press of a button, the powder is released into the water creating a probiotic-enhanced flavored drink that...

Biomimetic-engineering design can replace spaghetti tangle of nanotubes in novel material

...ranch is far more effective at heat dissipation than the non-hierarchical "spaghetti" of most existing CNT-based material. They show that a single fiber (or branch) connected to the heat source, with 99 additional branched links between it and the heat sink, will provide the same dissipation effect as ...

Results From Neurotech's NT-501 Phase 2 Retinitis Pigmentosa Studies Demonstrate Consistent Biological Effect on Photoreceptors

...pecific therapeutic protein and are encapsulated in a semi-permeable hollow fiber membrane. The diffusive characteristics of the hollow fiber membrane are designed to promote long-term cell survival by allowing the in...

Monitoring water through a snake's eyes

...s in the water, "seeing" water in the same way as a snake does. The special fiber sensors make it possible to monitor the quality of water in a remote locati... can cut millions of dollars from the cost of testing water manually." The fiber sensors developed by Prof. Katzir are made of insoluble, non-toxic, and bio...

NIST's LIDAR may offer peerless precision in remote measurements

...y combs, tools for precisely measuring different colors (or frequencies) of light. The frequency combs used in the LIDAR are based on ultrafast-pulsed fiber lasers, which are potentially smaller and more portable than typical combs that generate laser light from crystals. The two combs operate at slightly ...

RainEarth Inc. Changes Trading Symbol from GRKR to RNER

... to NASDAQ. "The Company intends to participate in conducting Hollow fiber Mambrane Materials' application and manufacturing business in China. The Co... of twenty years. The purpose of the Agreement is to jointly conduct Hollow fiber Mambrane Materials' application and manufacturing business in China (the "B...

InspireMD Announce the Completion of Enrollment for the MAGICAL Trial (MGuard(TM) in Acute Myocardial Infarction) at EuroPCR '09. Results Will be Presented May 21st by Dr. Dariusz Dudek at the InspireMD Cocktail Reception Debate Chaired by Prof. Martin Le

...protective sleeve is composed of a micron-level-fiber which is knit in order to ensure flexibility while retaining the strength characteristics of the fiber material. The sleeve is designed to expand seamlessly when the stent is deployed, without effecting the structural integrity of the stent. The MGuard(...

ElutraSep Inc. Announces the Launch of the Cryptonite™ HV Filter Module for Cryptosporidium and Giardia Testing

...lutrasep.com/app-Cryptosporidium.asp Cryptonite™ HV is a hollow fiber filtration module designed to capture and concentrate Cryptosporidium and G... utilize inter-capillary capture of organisms via specially designed hollow fiber membranes. ElutraSep products are typically applied to sample preparat...

DuPont Leader: Agriculture is Up to Global Productivity Challenge

..., wind, water and nutrients, as well as insects, diseases and weeds. Further, they are seeking to enhance output traits such as protein, starch, oil, fiber and nutritional content. Niebur explained that thanks to its global research efforts, Pioneer is on track to increase corn and soybean yields by ...

University of Maryland Announces Finalists for $75K Business Plan Competition

...ed company that aims to license out patented processes for converting plant fiber to fuel ethanol and other products. University of Maryland researchers di...ered a bacterium that can readily digest and ferment various forms of plant fiber to ethanol. Team: Richard Kohn, professor of animal science;...

Kibow Biotech, Inc. Launches Breakthrough Probiotic Dietary Supplement for Kidney Health in USA and Canada

...posed of naturally occurring beneficial probiotic strains: S. thermophilus (KB-19), L. acidophilus (KB-27), B. longum (KB-31), combined with a dietary fiber (psyllium husk). Presented in an enteric-coated, gluten-free, vegetarian gel capsule, each serving of Kibow Biotics contains a total of 30 billion col...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Kraton Polymers for Developing a New Generation of Polymer Grades Suitable for High-Speed Processing in Nonwoven Manufacture

... The elastic melt blown grade allows customers, who do not have bicomponent fiber technology, to replace the elastic film in the current laminated constructi...oved asphalt modification, revolutionary medical applications, and superior fiber applications. Owing to its innovative properties and an extensive appl...

DuPont and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Collaborate to Advance Crop Insect Control, Increase Yield

...-generation seed products. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “Global agriculture must produce sufficient quantities of food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population,” said William S. Niebur , vice president – DuPont Crop Genetics Research and Development. &l...

Spectral signs exclusive license agreement to bring sepsis therapeutic to the U.S. market

...y is now exploiting to provide customers with comprehensive solutions through Fibers and Textiles, Plastics and Chemicals, IT-related Products, Carbon fiber Composite Materials, Environment and Engineering, Life Science and Other Business divisions. In FY2008, Toray had consolidated sales of 1,650 billion ...

MIT: 'Nanostitching' could strengthen airplane skins, more

...e processes, however, are problematic because the relatively large stitches or pins penetrate and damage the carbon-fiber plies themselves. "And those fiber plies are what make composites so strong," Wardle said. So Wardle wondered whether it would make sense to reinforce the plies in advanced composite...

Serica Technologies Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for SeriScaffold(TM) Technology for Soft Tissue Repair

...o damaged tissues, in order to promote restored function. The company's ligament grafts for ACL repair, surgical meshes, and gels are comprised of the fiber protein of the B. mori silkworm, which has centuries of human use. In pre-clinical studies, Serica's silk-based products are shown to be bioresorbe...

Mach One Corporation Completes Acquisition of Ceres Organic Harvest, Inc.

...lax, barley and other products. Ceres is currently launching a number of oat-based products using a proprietary oat cultivar with substantially higher fiber and beta-glucan content. Ceres/OGM operates a grain elevator in North Dakota, with corporate offices in St. Paul, Minnesota. More info: http://www.ce...

Electrospinning: Emerging New Technology at Zeus

...the nano to microscale. Zeus is able to develop fabrics with complex shapes from solutions, pastes, and bioabsorbables. The result is a broad range of fiber and fabric properties that are able to meet some of the most challenging demands. Electrospun polymers produce fibers and fabrics with high surf...

Mach One Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Ceres Organic Harvest, Inc.

...lax, barley and other products. Ceres is currently launching a number of oat-based products using a proprietary oat cultivar with substantially higher fiber and beta-glucan content. Ceres/OGM operates a grain elevator in North Dakota, with corporate offices in St. Paul, Minnesota. More info: http://www....

AIM Pharmakon (API) Announced a New Proprietary Premium-Quality Natural Concentrated Liquid Calcium and Mineral Supplement Now Available Direct to Consumers

...e supplied exclusively to API and are essential components of proprietary bioenhancing AIMix Sorb mix. The synergistic balance of minerals and soluble fiber helps achieve the optimum bone health advantages of AimCa++DONAN (TM) along with a balanced diet and exercise. "The innovative products of AIM P...

Matching Genetics, Technology and Management Practices Critical to Meeting Strong Demand for Agricultural Crops

...al to meeting growing global demand for grain used in livestock feed, food, fiber materials and fuel.” From 1998 to 2008, the average yield for cor...er, they are seeking to enhance output traits such as protein, starch, oil, fiber and nutritional content. “Achieving strong yields and quality out...

New Initiative Focuses on Water Quality Improvement in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico

... landscapes wherein farmers can support our world's growing needs for food, fiber and fuel in ways that not only preserve water quality, but also support div...es by which farmers can efficiently produce higher-yielding crops for food, fiber and fuel in ways that further preserve water quality as well as support div...

BMP Sunstone Acquires 'Runchang Capsule' and Related LFHC Technology

...children's health." Mr. Han continued, "As living standards have improved in China, the dietary structure and lifestyles have also evolved and fiber content in the diet has been increasingly replaced by protein. As a result, the incidence of constipation has surged and in 2008, we believe the cons...

Serica Technologies Receives ISO Certification, Meets International Standards for Medical Device Manufacturing

... damaged tissues, in order to promote restored function. The company's ligament grafts for ACL repair, surgical meshes and gels, are comprised of the fiber protein of the B. mori silkworm, which has centuries of human use. In pre-clinical studies, Serica's silk-based products are shown to be bioresorbed ...

MGuard(TM), InspireMD's Novel Coronary Stent System, was Celebrated by World Leading Interventional Cardiologists at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) in Washington DC, USA, October 12-17 2008

...iber knitted net, engineered in an optimal geometric configuration and designed for utmost flexibility while retaining strength characteristics of the fiber material. The sleeve is designed to expand seamlessly when the stent is deployed, without affecting the structural integrity of the stent, and to prev...

Visualizing asthma-causing immune cells at work

...zed eosinophils at single-cell resolution using various noninvasive real-time molecular imaging technologies (specifically, near-infrared fluorescence fiber optic bronchoscopy, intravital microscopy, and fluorescence-mediated tomography) following injection of an optical sensor that targets proteins produc...
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