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New ACTICOAT(TM) Silver Coated Anti-microbial Barrier Dressing Receives 510(k) Clearance from the US FDA

PRINCETON, NJ, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals, a developer and manufacturer of medical products that fight infection and the Advanced Wound Management division of Smith Nephew plc announced today that the US Food Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing clearance f...

Watson Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Fruit and Cinnamon Flavored Coated Nicotine Gums

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leader in generic and specialty branded pharmaceuticals, today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to ma...

Newest Coated Stent Does Well in Real-World Trial

Safe and effective in an 'all-comer population,' researchers say WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- The newest drug-coated stent has performed well in a real-life trial, Dutch cardiologists report. The Xience stent -- a flexible metal-mesh tube coated with the drug everolimus --...

Cardiva Medical, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for the Catalyst(TM)III System, First in Class Drug Coated Vessel Closure Device

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiva Medical, Inc. announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its latest technology, the Cardiva Catalyst III, which is considered the first drug coated vessel closure device in the market. ...

Watson Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Mint Coated Nicotine Gum

CORONA, Calif., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leader in generic and specialty branded pharmaceuticals, today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to...

New Acticoat(TM) Silver Coated Anti-microbial Barrier Dressing Receives Regulatory Approval from Health Canada

WAKEFIELD, MA, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals, a developer and manufacturer of medical products that fight infection and inflammation, and the Advanced Wound Management division of Smith & Nephew plc announced today that Health Canada granted marketing approval for Act...

Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Orange, Coated Nicotine Gum

ALLEGAN, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter (OTC) Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, 2 mg (base) and 4 mg (base) (Orange, Coated...

Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same

Incidence of major adverse events was also lower than researchers anticipated TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- In a large study comparing the real-life effectiveness of two different drug-coated stents, Danish researchers found no overall difference between the two stents and a low...

New Canadian study finds drug coated heart stents to be safe:

'Effective in High Risk Angioplasty Patients' TORONTO, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Much controversy has developed over the past year about the safety and potential complications of drug-eluting heart stents, increasing the risk of possible fatal blood clots, even years after an angiopla...

Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Coated Fruit Nicotine Gum

The Perrigo Company today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter coated nicotine polacrilex gum USP, 2 mg (coated fruit) and 4 mg (coated fruit). The product will be marketed under store brand labels and is compar...

Drug Coated Stents Under the Scanner

Drug-coated stents are minute coils implanted in the artery that gradually releases a medicine to ensure the artery does not clog again. It is estimated that drug-coated// stents have indeed saved the lives of more than six million people in the world. Drug coated stents were not doubted for...

Smith & Nephew Highlights Advanced Wound Management Progress

...tiple, new research studies using Smith & Nephew NPWT devices at the major wound care, burn and orthopaedic clinical conferences. The silver coated antimicrobial barrier ACTICOAT™ dressing and sustained antibacterial releasing ALLEVYN™ Ag dressing drove Advanced Wound Management's reve...

Stent Studies Tied to Rapid Changes in Use

...risks posed by drug-eluting stents led to an almost immediate decrease in the use of the stents, according to a new report. Drug-eluting stents are coated with drugs meant to prevent re-narrowing of coronary arteries. An analysis of patient registries showed that between January and September 2006, ab...

Lutonix, Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in Three Separate Clinical Trials

...igned to test whether the proprietary Lutonix Drug coated Balloon (DCB) Catheter is safe and effective in th...VIDEO I Registry is investigating the Lutonix Drug coated Balloon Catheter for the treatment of coronary bar...o test the safety and efficacy of the Lutonix Drug coated Balloon Catheter in preventing restenosis in the f...

New HemCon/Seal-On Nasal Plugs Control Nosebleeds Quickly, Effectively and Comfortably

...ator, Columbine Ambulance in Littleton, CO. Unlike other devices, the HemCon dressings are both pain and burn free. The exterior of the plugs are coated and prevent the plugs from sticking to the walls of the nose during removal. When bleeding has been controlled, the patient can carefully remove the p...

Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Cherry and Cinnamon Flavored Nicotine Lozenges

...from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market over-the-counter coated nicotine polacrilex lozenge USP, 2 mg and 4 mg in cherry and cinnamon flavo...ge category. The expanded range of smoking cessation products also includes coated mint and Fruit Chill(TM) flavored gum, uncoated gum and lozenges." The smok...

Remote-control closed system invented for inserting radio-active atoms inside fullerenes

...h a tube on one side and moved slowly toward a source of electricity on the other side. The jolted rod burns dramatically and the inside of the jar is coated with ash. A nozzle kind of like a miniature carwash wand is lowered from the top to rinse the soot to the bottom and out through a filter. The soot is...

New PICC Mimics Nature

...ined FDA clearance to launch their first catheter based on this Biomimetic technology. It will be available beginning June 30, 2009 as the Zeus™ coated CT PICC. According to Gail Sansivero, MS, ANP, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Nurse Practitioner, Albany Medical Center, "Thrombus can...

New Compounding Pharmacy Videos Provide Product Information, Teach Safety

...rticles. ULPA filters last as long as conventional HEPA filters and have similar replacement costs. ISOCIDE™ antimicrobial coating on all powder coated surfaces eliminates 99.9% of surface bacteria within 24 hours of exposure. Barrier isolators and biological safety cabinets utilize stainless steel in...

Strides Made in Hemophilia Research

...nnesota Medical School in Minneapolis is in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation . In the study, researchers used nanoparticles coated with hyaluron to target liver sinusoidal endothelial cells. The nanoparticles contained a therapeutic gene (Factor VIII) as well as Sleeping Beauty, a...

United States Patent and Trademark Office Accepts CoolTouch's Re-examination Request for Cynosure '873 Patent

...s not infringe Cynosure's '873 Paolini patent involving laser-assisted lipolysis. The CoolLipo incorporates state-of-the-art 1320 nm laser technology, coated fibers, and a variety of handpieces which allow the fiber to be extended beyond the end of the cannula, thereby not infringing the '873 patent whose c...

Point-of-Sale Printers May Trigger Asthma

...rofessor at Fundacio Jimenez Diaz Allergy Service in Madrid. These terminals are used everywhere in the world." The machines print on thermal paper coated with a chemical called N-propyl-acrylamide and acrylate tints. "After performing all tests, we demonstrated that our patient was sensitized, meaning s...

PHSI Launches New Websites to Promote Sustainable Eco-Friendly Bottle-less Drinking Water Technology

...ntertop models. Designed as an environmentally friendly alternative to bolted water, Interpure™ systems are constructed with heavy gauge, powder coated steel for durability and are certified for worldwide industry standards. genesiscooler.com is PHSI's introduction of the Genesis™ cooler ...

Light Sciences Oncology Announces Results of Study on Immunotherapeutic Mechanism of Aptocine(TM), a Novel Light-Activated Drug Therapy for Cancer

... for cancer patients. Packaged with Aptocine, the drug activator contains a tiny array of LEDs at the end of a very narrow (only 1.2 mm wide) flexible coated micro-wire. Administering physicians insert the LED array into a tumor and follow with the intravenous injection of Aptocine. Emitting red light at a ...

MIT's implantable device offers continuous cancer monitoring

...els of human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced by human tumor cells. The cylindrical, 5-millimeter implant contains magnetic nanoparticles coated with antibodies specific to the target molecules. Target molecules enter the implant through a semipermeable membrane, bind to the particles and cause...

Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open

...after heart attacks, comparing outcomes for the 2,257 who got Taxus stents, coated with the drug paclitaxel, with the 749 who received bare-metal stents. U...Again, the rate of re-stenosis was significantly lower in the group given a coated stent: 10 percent versus 22.9 percent in the first 13 months. There was an ...

Lactate test made easy

...odes which we have developed for this purpose and which we can couple with the nanopotentiostat," explains van den Boom. One of the microelectrodes is coated with a thin layer of gel containing the enzyme. There are altogether three microelectrodes on the chip, which are activated by the nanopotentiostat. T...

Beating a Global Killer: HIV/AIDS

...), with one RU representing a change in concentration of 1 pg/mm. T-cells were purified from peripheral blood mononuclear (PBMC) cells using antibody coated magnetic beads. Results According to David Miller, V.P. Governmental Affairs and Clinical Development of Immunotech Laboratories, and f...

No Increase in Clots With Drug-Eluting Stents

...the cardiology conference found that patients with coated stents had fewer cases of serious complications. T...ents -- included 217,675 patients over age 65 with coated stents and 45,025 patients with bare-metal devices... reported. The study found that patients with coated stents were significantly less susceptible to non-...

Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass

...lexible tubes implanted after PCI, had become common. But Hlatky noted that that did not affect the conclusions of the report. "Every comparison of coated stents and bare-metal stents has shown no difference in mortality," he said. "The difference is in the number of repeat procedures required." Some ...

Syracuse University researchers build a new surface material that resists biofilm growth

...pel both bacteria and mammalian cells when the molecule is chemically applied to a surface. The surface used in the laboratory is a thin film of gold coated on a glass slide. They explain their research in terms of land, soil, and plants. "You start with a glass surface (the land); apply a thin film o...

XTENT Receives CE Mark Approval for CUSTOM NX (R) Drug-Eluting Stent System

...lesion. Two sizes of the system have been developed, the Custom NX 36, a 36 millimeter stent and the Custom NX 60, a 60 millimeter stent. The stent is coated with Biolimus A9TM and the biodegradable drug carrier, PLA. XTENT has completed four clinical trials with follow-up data up to four years. The Cu...

Nanotech coating could lead to better brain implants to treat diseases

..., partially derived from algae, gives the electrodes mechanical properties more similar to actual brain tissue than the current technology. That means coated neural electrodes would cause less tissue damage. The biodegradable, drug-loaded nanofibers fight the "encapsulation" that occurs when the immune ...

Drug-Eluting Stents Show Promise for Leg Arteries

...- a wire mesh tube used to prop open an artery -- was placed in an artery in 41 participants, and 62 were given drug-eluting stents, which were stents coated with sirolimus, an immunosuppressant. After three years, the researchers found that people with drug-eluting stents had more open arteries (higher...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 4, 2009

... limit toxicity. They describe development of a new type of quantum dot coated with certain sugar molecules that are attracted to receptors in specific tissues and organs. In a study with laboratory mice, the scientists coated quantum dots with either mannose or galactosamine, two sugars that accumula...

Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods Launches Four New Frozen Food Products

...t. Tex Mex Veggie Pockets With the Tex Mex Veggie Burger as its base, these pockets are coated with a corn and wheat crust. Each pocket comes individually wrapped. Falafel Flats The fi...

Nanophase Announces Changes in Principal Officers and Directors

... with unique performance attributes from two ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 facilities. Nanophase delivers commercial quantity and quality nanoparticles, coated nanoparticles, and nanoparticle dispersions in a variety of media. Information about Nanophase may be found in the Company's public filings or on its...

ForteBio Launches New Biosensor for Kinetic Analysis and Screening of Human IgG Antibodies

...ensors simplify quantitation and kinetic characterization by eliminating throughput limitations of traditional SPR-based systems. Octet biosensors are coated with a proprietary biocompatible matrix that is uniform, non-denaturing and has minimal non-specific binding. About ForteBio, Inc. ForteBio i...

Abbott Opens New Pediatric Nutrition Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

...as expanded its presence in the country over the past few years with the launch of several key products, including HUMIRA(R) and the XIENCE V(TM) drug coated stent. Singapore is also home to the regional headquarters for several Abbott businesses, including nutrition, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. ...

St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs Reaffirming Role as a Regional Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine

...t is unsheathed, allowing it to deploy across the defect and close the hole. Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation - During this procedure, stents coated with a special medication are permanently implanted to open an artery and improve blood flow to the heart. The medication coating on these stents pre...
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