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Drug-eluting stents found safe, superior to bare metal stents

DURHAM, NC Drug-eluting stents were safe and superior to bare metal stents in preventing death and heart attacks among 262,700 "real-world" patients enrolled in a nationwide registry of cardiovascular disease, according to researchers from Duke University Medical Center. The findings were pre...

Immune reaction to metal debris leads to early failure of joint implants

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have identified a key immunological defense reaction to the metals in joint replacement devices, leading to loosening of the components and early failure. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, won the annual William H. Harris, MD A...

Smith & Nephew Introduces Metal Liner Option for the Modular R3(TM) Acetabular Cup System

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew, Inc. (NYSE: SNN , LSE: SN) Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma today announced the introduction of a metal liner option for its R3 Acetabular System, an advanced multi-bearing acetabular cup system used in hip replacem...

Zimmer Presents Trabecular Metal Technology Experience at AAOS Annual Meeting

WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH ; SWX: ZMH), a leader in the orthopaedic industry, today announced that an interactive Trabecular Metal (TM) Technology experience will be among the highlights of the Company's presence at the 76th annual American ...

Georgia Metal Finisher Expands Despite Struggling Economy

Metal finisher adds large aluminum anodizing capacity to their electroplating, anodizing, and electropolishing plant. Toccoa, GA (PREWB) February 16, 2009 -- Team Metal Finishing announced the completion of their new 16' long, 27 station aluminum anodizing line. Company...

Midbrook Now Offers Custom Metal Fabrication for Hospitals

Midbrook, Inc, a Jackson based manufacturer, is expanding their custom fabrication offerings to include products for use in hospitals. Midbrook will custom design and build metal fabricated items such as cabinetry, work stations, surgical tools, and carts for use in the medical environment. ...

Coated Stents Better Than Bare Metal Ones in Short Run

But slightly higher mortality rates showed up after 3 years, study finds THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Angioplasty patients who receive stents coated with medication to prevent narrowing of the artery do better one year after the surgery than those who receive bare metal stents...

Precious metal could lead to next generation of cancer treatments

A precious metal which has never before been used in a clinical setting is being developed as an anti-cancer agent by University of Warwick researchers. The metal, osmium, is closely related to platinum, which is widely used to treat cancers in the form of the drug cisplatin. Most famously, the...

Drug-Eluting Stents Beat Bare Metal Stents in Diabetics

Study highlights: -- Drug-eluting stents showed improved outcomes as compared with bare metal stents in diabetics. -- No excess adverse events were found with drug-eluting stents in diabetic patients. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug-eluting stents reduced the risk of...

Particle Sciences Develops Methods for Increasing Quality of Sintered Metal Products and for Coating Surfaces with Metal Oxide Films

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Particle Sciences, Inc. announces the issuing of its patent (US7,419,527) on a unique system for increasing the density of sintered metal products. The technology allows for the processing of powdered metals in a way that decreases needed injection forc...

MIPSolutions, Inc. Reduces Expense and Development Time Associated With Precious Metal Extraction

SPOKANE, Wash., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MIPSolutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MSOL) Recent testing in MIPSolution's laboratory at the University of Utah has revealed a significant development in the area of Molecularly Imprinting. It was discovered that Molecularly Imprinted Ionomer ...

Novel organic metal hybrids that will revolutionize materials science and chemical engineering

A novel class of hybrid materials made from metals and organic compounds is changing the face of solid state chemistry and materials science just 10 years after its discovery, with applications already in safe storage of highly inflammable gases such as hydrogen and methane. Europe is aiming to c...

Heavy metal slips down UK air quality charts

Air quality in the UK has improved significantly over the last 25 years according to a report published by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Monitoring at 17 testing sites around the UK shows a fall in the presence of harmful heavy metals such as lead, iron and copper in the air we breathe. ...

Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- In the largest study of its kind to date, Harvard researchers report that they have found drug-eluting stents pose no more risk of heart attack or death than bare metal stent...

Lead Laden Metal Necklaces Turn Noose on Children’s Neck

Parents beware! Metal necklaces and key chains bought to satisfy your children’s fancy could be dangerous as some of them contain elevated levels of lead.// Metal necklaces sold at Claire's and Ardène retail outlets have been ordered off the shelf due to elevated lead levels. Health Canada ha...

Novel Metal Detector To Measure Zinc Level In Humans

A biochemical metal detector to measure the physiological levels of zinc has been developed by US scientists. This could eventually pave way// for new approach to study human diseases at a cellular level. Zinc, a familiar dietary supplement to millions of health-conscious people, has remained a...

Immune response in Occupational metal fume inhaling workers

Professor Keith Palmer and his team from Southampton General Hospital, studied the inflammatory response in occupational metal fume inhaling workers.// The research work is aimed at studying the environmental risk of developing infections and diseases due to occupational exposure to metal fume. ...

Export Of Ayurvedic Medicines Affected Due To High Heavy Metal Content

The export of Ayurvedic medicines from India has suffered a set back following the testing by the Canadian Government that has revealed alarmingly high levels of heavy metals in the exported traditional medicinal preparations. // More than 18 different Ayurvedic medicines have been tested by the He...

Compulsory testing for heavy metal content in herbal medicines

In response to reports of heavy metal contamination in herbal/ayurvedic medicines, testing of levels of such substances// would be made mandatory January 1, 2006. The Indian Government has already issued a notification to test products for heavy metals. However, this testing is only meant for produ...

Be Wary Of Heavy Metal Poisoning From Ayurvedic Medicines

Unlicensed ayurvedic herbal remedies containing dangerously high levels of heavy metals have raised reasons for concern among the consumers in UK following which a health advice has been issued to avoid consumption of six brands of // ayurvedic herbal products. The products banned for consum...

Expandable metal stents used in digestive cancers

Dr. Todd H. Baron from Mayo Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota has created a break through of sorts by using expandable metal stents in the digestive tract of people afflicted with gastrointestinal cancers. These patients commonly suffer from obstructions and they present with s...

Tyco International Reports Third Quarter Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Special Items of $0.58 Per Share and GAAP Earnings of $0.51 Per Share

...ints of the decline coming from the Electrical and metal Products business. "Our third-quarter resul...e special items was 8.2%. Electrical and metal Products ...and 27% for copper products. Electrical and metal Products incurred an operating loss of $17 million...

FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings

...e hypersensitive or are allergic to amalgam as well as proper handling guidelines for dental personnel." Encapsulated amalgam contains two parts, a metal alloy as well as mercury, which are delivered in separate sections that are mixed after they have been delivered to the dentist's office, said Dr. Mic...

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

...alloon Catheter for the treatment of coronary bare metal stent in-stent restenosis (ISR). The study will as...ng many types of coronary diseases, including bare metal ISR." The LEVANT I Trial The ...ovo study will assess the interaction between bare metal stents and the Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon Cathete...

Align Technology Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results

...g a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is appropriate ...

Young Innovations, Inc. Announces Record Earnings for the Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2009

...s supplies and equipment used by dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and consumers. The Company's product offering includes disposable and metal prophy angles, prophy cups and brushes, dental micro-applicators, panoramic X-ray machines, moisture control products, infection control products, den...

Young Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend and Authorizes Share Repurchase Program

...s supplies and equipment used by dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and consumers. The Company's product offering includes disposable and metal prophy angles, prophy cups and brushes, dental micro-applicators, panoramic X-ray machines, moisture control products, infection control products, den...

Align Technology Provides Update on Patent Litigation with Ormco Corporation

...g a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is appropriate ...

EngagementHealth(R) Launches Comprehensive Wellness Program with Store Kraft - 80% of Employees and Spouses Participate in Programs

...ICE, Neb. and WESTCHESTER, Ill., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Store Kraft Manufacturing Company, an industry leading manufacturer of custom wood and custom metal retail store fixtures and provider of integrated RFID technology capabilities, and EngagementHealth, LLC., an innovator in employer wellness programs,...

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. to Host Second-Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call

...ry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging and holds a leading position in certain process analytics applicat...

Young Innovations, Inc. Provides Second Quarter Conference Call Details

...ts supplies and equipment used by dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and consumers. The Company's product offering includes disposable and metal prophy angles, prophy cups and brushes, dental micro-applicators, panoramic X-ray machines, moisture control products, infection control products, den...

David Nagel Joins Align Technology Board of Directors

...g a series of clear, nearly invisible, removable appliances that gently move teeth to a desired final position. Because it does not rely on the use of metal or ceramic brackets and wires, Invisalign significantly reduces the aesthetic and other limitations associated with braces. Invisalign is appropriate ...

Abbott Reports Strong Second Quarter Results; Confirms Double-Digit Earnings Growth Outlook for 2009

...opportunity to reach the market years ahead of competitors. Core products - Devices in active development include a next-generation bare metal stent, frontline and high-pressure balloons, and new guidewires. Endovascular products - Self-expanding and balloon-expanding peripheral s...

"The Safe" Way To Protect Against The Anguish Of Disaster Recovery

...tional will ever know your password. The owner will have sole access to this information. Many households and businesses have safes, lockboxes or metal cabinets that keep important documents all in one place. When disaster strikes, it is not uncommon for these items to be left behind in the harried m...

New SAFC Hitech(R) Product Roadmap Plots Route for Future Generation Semiconductor Materials

... its focus on next generation high-K for gate applications, high-K and ultra high-K dielectrics for capacitor applications, the further development of metal gates, new electrode materials for DRAM and materials for copper barrier and copper seed, amongst areas of interest. The company has also made signifi...

National Insurance Carriers Now Cover Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery

...ith degenerative discs in the cervical spine is spinal fusion. In this procedure, a surgeon removes the damaged disc, then implants a bone graft and metal plate to fuse the vertebrae together. Challenges of spinal fusion include longer recovery time, pain management and the possibility of adjacent-level ...

Brooks Instrument Introduces New Liquid Vaporizer Solutions Breakthrough Vaporization Solutions for All Liquid-to-vapor Applications

...zer." A Brooks DLI vaporizer employs heated gas, rather than a hot metal surface, to accomplish liquid vaporization. As liquid enters the heated gas...3809 & MT3750). Today, Brooks Instrument's portfolio includes glass and metal tube variable area meters (rotameters), thermal mass flow controllers and m...

Nestle(R) TOLL HOUSE(R) Refrigerated Cookie Dough Recall Update - July 9, 2009

...n noted by the FDA was condensate dripping from a refrigeration pipe onto a metal "rake" (i.e., a large metal spatula) used to scrape cookie dough from the mixer. Both of the observati...

Sokolove Law Launches Chinese Drywall Consumer Advocacy Hotline

...; Human Services, over 180 complaints have been received from residents in 13 states who believe their health symptoms and/or the corrosion of certain metal components in their homes are related to the presence of drywall imported from China.* The increase in installation of drywall produced in China ...

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

...7Lu has been encapsulated in a fullerene and the first time any radioactive metal has been encapsulated under remote control with direct purification to a pure product. "The advantage of the metal cage is we can control where it goes biologically," Dorn said. "We beli...
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