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MonoSol Rx Completes Thin Film Escitalopram Oxalate Pilot Product Development

WARREN, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- MonoSol Rx, a specialty pharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary drug delivery technology to develop thin film pharmaceutical products, today announced the completion of pilot product development for its thin film formulation of escitalopram oxalat...

MonoSol Rx Completes Thin Film Ondansetron Pilot Bioequivalence Study

WARREN, N.J., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- MonoSol Rx, a drug delivery company specializing in dissolving thin film pharmaceutical products, today announced that it has successfully completed a pilot clinical study for its thin film formulation of ondansetron, a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist ...

R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. Completes Phase 1 Clinical Study on RK-023

...ndrogenetic alopecia: Due to the influence of male hormones during and after puberty, thick and long hair does not regenerate but is replaced with thin and short soft hair, and consequently the hair follicles become atrophied, reducing the quantity of hair, localized from the parietal to the frontal r...

HEALTHPOINT-Sponsored Venous Leg Ulcer Clinical Trial Enrolls First Subject for Second Phase II Study

...nment of the wound through administration of these living, metabolically active, but nonproliferating cells that are trapped on the wound surface in a thin fibrin matrix. The secreted growth and angiogenic factors are anticipated to stimulate the patient's own cells to heal the wound. About HEALTHPO...

vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield Stabilizes Vulnerable Plaque

... that the residual stenosis in the area of the lesion improved from 30% to just 5% (measured by Quantitative Angiography). The Shield was covered by a thin layer of healthy tissue with an average thickness of 80 - 110 microns. "These results are comparable to what is seen with drug eluting stents in terms...

In Rare Disorder, a Familiar Protein Disrupts Gene Function

...ltiple organs and typically results in distinctive facial features, such as thin eyebrows that join, long eyelashes, thin lips, and excessive body hair. It affects an estimated one in 10,000 childr...

Boston Scientific Launches Third-Generation Platinum Chromium Drug-Eluting Stent

...eutics scientific symposium in 2008; global pivotal trials are expected to begin in 2010. This DES employs the Labcoat technology, which has an ultra thin biodegradable abluminal polymer that delivers a very low dose of paclitaxel to the wall of the treated vessel, and no polymer or drug on the inner sur...

Strativa Pharmaceuticals Provides Product Pipeline Update

...s designed to benefit patients by improving the convenience, efficacy, and compliance of new and currently marketed drugs. The Company's leadership in thin film drug delivery is supported by strong intellectual property, a portfolio of commercialized over-the-counter (OTC) drug products, and a development...

NHS National Innovation Centre Cites VNUS Closure(R) Procedure as Select Innovative Technology

...able. Surgeons in the NHS perform around 37,000 varicose vein stripping procedures every year. The VNUS Closure procedure consists of inserting a thin radiofrequency (RF) catheter into the diseased vein through a small incision. The catheter then heats the diseased vein sequentially in 7-centimet...

Healthpoint Initiates Phase II, Dose-Finding Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of a Unique Cell Based Therapy in Venous Leg Ulcers

...ment of the wound through administration of these living, metabolically active, but non-proliferating cells that are trapped on the wound surface in a thin fibrin matrix. The secreted growth and angiogenic factors are anticipated to stimulate the patient's own cells to heal the wound. About HEALTHPO...

Metastatic Bone Disease Patients Can Walk in Lazarus' Footsteps

...hout the skeletal system. Some bone metastases become painful because the tumor eats away at the bone (ostelolysis), creating holes that make the bone thin and weak. As the bones are replaced with tumor, nerve endings in and around the bone send pain signals to the brain and the bone loses its functional ...

Wrist Access Safer, Easier for Many Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Treatment of Blocked Heart Arteries

... easier on patients. To access the arteries, an interventional physician makes a small incision in the groin at the top of the leg and advances a thin tube (catheter) through the femoral artery to the site of the blockage. A tiny balloon is then inflated to open up the artery, and often a small cage-...

ASGE Urges Patients to Seek a Qualified Endoscopist Before Undergoing a Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer

...trained physicians called endoscopists using the most current technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Using flexible, thin tubes called endoscopes, endoscopists are able to access the human digestive tract without incisions via natural orifices. Endoscopes are designed wit...

Study Shows ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems and Lancing Devices Are Least Painful

...ng depth to match their skin type. This customized depth penetration avoids painful nerve endings. And high-quality ACCU-CHEK lancets use comfortable, thin 28- and 30-gauge lancets with beveled tips. Lower-quality lancets use larger needles, and many lack the beveled tips, causing skin trauma. The...

ASGE and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Partner to Raise Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer

...trained physicians called endoscopists using the most current technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Using flexible, thin tubes called endoscopes, endoscopists are able to access the human digestive tract without incisions via natural orifices. Endoscopes are designed wit...

12-Month ATLANTA Trial Data Show Sustained Benefit of Catania(TM) Stent in Treatment of De Novo Coronary Lesions

...er than what already exists. Marginal improvements advance competition; we need to be advancing medicine first." The CATANIA(TM) stent surface has a thin (35-40 nanometers) surface treatment of highly lubricious Polyzene(R)-F, a synthesized, inorganic, biocompatible polymer that is anti-thrombotic, anti...

Taxus Atlas Studies Reinforce Safety and Efficacy of Boston Scientific's Next-Generation Taxus Liberte Stent

... New coronary stent features thin struts designed for more uniform drug delivery NATICK, Mass., and WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bosto...

ASGE Encourages Patients to Speak to Their Doctor About Colorectal Cancer Screening Options

...trained physicians called endoscopists using the most current technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Using flexible, thin tubes called endoscopes, endoscopists are able to access the human digestive tract without incisions via natural orifices. Endoscopes are designed wit...

F.D.A. Approves SANCUSO(R), the First and Only Patch for Preventing Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

...is a transdermal system, or skin patch, that delivers granisetron, its active component and an established inhibitor of nausea and vomiting, through a thin layer of adhesive that attaches the patch to the skin. The medicine is then released slowly and continuously into the bloodstream for up to five conse...

August 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Avoiding Blood Pressure Increase at Menopause, Healthful Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Scheduling a Colorectal Exam

...hat amount, alcohol can raise blood pressure by several points and can interfere with blood pressure medications. 5. Achieve a healthy weight. Being thin isn't essential. But for those who are overweight, losing as little as 5 percent to 10 percent of body weight can lower blood pressure by several poin...

New Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure Restores Quality of Life in Patients With Potentially Debilitating Spinal Condition

...al, Inc. of San Jose, Calif. This proprietary technology enables practitioners to first remove the bone -- known as a Laminotomy -- and then sculpt or thin the ligament. To date, representatives of Vertos say that 42 patients have undergone the MILD(TM) procedure with no adverse events. Ten patients hav...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Offers Results Without Side Effects

...an enlarged prostate. This can cause the urethra to narrow, decreasing urine flow. Symptoms include an urgent need to urinate (especially at night), a thin stream, discomfort above the bladder, blood in the urine, low back pain, weak or interrupted flow and pain or burning when urinating. Sometimes, prost...

Fuisz Tobacco Announces Clinical Study Results for Fuisz Tobacco Sheet Strip; Super Enhanced Bioavailability of Nicotine From Its Tobacco Sheet Strip Supports Efficacy of Low Dose Tobacco Product

...ichard C. Fuisz, M.D., is a noted pharmaceutical inventor, including in the thin film drug delivery, quick dissolve tablet, taste masking and controlled rel..., Joseph Fuisz, is a corporate lawyer and is a named inventor on over forty thin film drug delivery patents issued and pending. Mr. Fuisz previously served ...

In Blood Vessel Stents, Innovative Materials Allow Better Control, Delivery of Gene Therapy

...ammation, but without the benefit of drug delivery. Previously, in a proof-of-principle study in animals, Levy's group attached to stents an extremely thin layer of protein, one molecule thick, containing adenovirus vectors that delivered genes that successfully inhibited restenosis. However, that method ...

Medicare Announces Expanded Coverage for Anticoagulation Patients, Opening the Door for More Patients to Test PT/INR at Home

...rotection against thrombosis, or blood clots. They are typically put on lifelong oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin sodium (e.g., Coumadin) to thin their blood. Each patient reacts differently to anticoagulant medications, so it is imperative to monitor therapeutic effects closely to minimize pote...

Medicare Announces Expanded Coverage for Warfarin Patients Monitoring Clotting Time at Home

...rotection against thrombosis, or blood clots. They are typically put on lifelong oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin sodium (e.g., Coumadin) to thin their blood. Each patient reacts differently to anticoagulant medications, so it is imperative to monitor therapeutic effects closely to minimize pote...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards Up to $3 Million to Industry Teams to Jumpstart Promising PD Drug Development

...ration of these cells within the brain, to determine the most effective dose and timing for therapeutic intervention. The blood-brain barrier is a thin layer of tightly packed cells separating the central nervous system from the body's bloodstream. This layer is crucial to protecting the brain from fo...

Improved Cornea Surgery Technique Provides Enhanced Transplant Success

...on (PK, or penetrating keratoplasy). Today, DSAEK (descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasy)---where only endothelial tissue attached to a thin layer of deep stroma is transplanted and the normal structure of the recipient cornea is not disrupted--is increasingly preferred by corneal surgeons....

Life Recovery Systems Receives European CE Mark Approval for Its ThermoSuit(R) System

...s to pump coolant within the suit over the skin of the patient. It is the first device for patient temperature management that conveniently provides a thin layer of rapidly flowing liquid coolant in direct contact with the skin. This approach gives the ThermoSuit System outstanding capabilities to rapidly...

Endoscopy Identified as Safe and Effective Method in Treating Common Complication of Gastric Bypass Surgery

...trained physicians called endoscopists using the most current technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Using flexible, thin tubes called endoscopes, endoscopists are able to access the human digestive tract without incisions via natural orifices. Endoscopes are designed wit...

Gilead Announces Presentation of Positive Phase III Data on Aztreonam Lysine for Inhalation in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

...tion solution, on average, in the previous year (mean value = 5.33 courses). More than 85 percent of patients were taking medication (dornase alfa) to thin mucus secretions in the lungs and nearly 70 percent were taking oral azithromycin. At baseline, the mean percent predicted forced expiratory volume in...

Hematology Analyzers Simple, Sophisticated Technology Serving All Patients

...ineer was tasked with counting plankton in a large number of seawater samples. He devised a dual chamber container whose two sides were separated by a thin membrane fashioned from a cellophane cigarette carton wrapper. Having set up an ohm meter to measure impedance across the orifice, he partially draine...

Digital vs. Analog Mammography

...d in the journal Medical Physician, found that full-field digital mammography optimized low-contrast lesion detection by using a softer x-ray beam for thin breasts and a harder x-ray beam for thick breasts, resulting in superior detection compared to screen-film mammography for all but the thinnest breast...
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