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Novel hydrogel systems for dentin regeneration

Toronto, ON, Canada Dental caries, or tooth decay, continues to be the most prevalent infectious disease in the world, presenting significant public health challenges and socio-economic consequences. It leads to the loss of the hard tissues of the tooth, followed by inflammation and necrosis of t...

Terumo Launches the New AZUR(TM) Peripheral HydroCoil(R) Embolization System with Expanding Hydrogel Technology

SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest product offered by Terumo is literally expanding the company's interventional device portfolio. Terumo Interventional Systems announces the launch of the AZUR Peripheral HydroCoil Embolization System for the occlusion of blood vessels, vascu...

CryoLife Receives CE Mark Approval for BioFoam(R) Hemostatic Technology

...m is the second product from the Company's protein hydrogel technology platform to receive a CE mark. ...ess. About BioFoam BioFoam, a protein hydrogel biomaterial under development by CryoLife, contain... resections. BioFoam is based on the same protein hydrogel technology platform from which BioGlue((R)) Surgic...

CryoLife Reports Record Quarterly Revenues of $28.2 Million

... development spending in 2009 is primarily focused on the Company's protein hydrogel technologies and SynerGraft((R)) tissues and products. As of June 30...rtment of Defense as advance funding for the development of BioFoam protein hydrogel technology, and $5.0 million was designated as long-term restricted money m...

Coapt Systems, Inc. Launches Hydrelle(TM) a New, FDA-Approved Dermal Filler with Lidocaine for Significant Wrinkle Correction and Greater Patient Comfort

...ine(TM) are clinically-proven products that provide face lift patients with minimally invasive treatment and rapid recovery. NovielleTM biocompatible hydrogel injectable fillers can provide immediate voice restoration for patients suffering from vocal fold insufficiency. Coapt Systems is venture-backed and ...

I-Therapeutix, Inc. Closes $15 Million Financing

... commercialization of ophthalmic therapeutic products using its proprietary hydrogel technology. I-Therapeutix is also developing sustained ocular drug delivery vehicles utilizing its proprietary hydrogel polymer technology. The company was founded in November, 2006. The I-ZIP O...

New Study Shows Many U.S. Contact Lens Wearers Do Not Comply With Recommended Replacement Schedules

...s was 16 percent daily disposable, 45 percent two-week replacement silicone hydrogel and 39 percent one-month replacement silicone hydrogel. Eye care practition...the organization’s clinical trials focus on conventional and silicone hydrogel materials, rigid gas permeable lenses, lens care products, orthokeratology,...

VISTAKON to Introduce ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM) Brand Contact Lenses for PRESBYOPIA

...GY(TM) optics with senofilcon A, the same silicone hydrogel material of ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM), and HYDRACLEAR(...lcon A Senofilcon A, a new generation silicone hydrogel material is a breakthrough for contact lens wearer...% smoother than other currently available silicone hydrogel lenses. HYDRACLEAR (R) PLUS HYRA...

Department of Defense Awards CryoLife $1.7 million to Develop BioFoam Hemostatic Technology

...continue further development of CryoLife's protein hydrogel technology. Preclinical studies of CryoLife's BioFoam(R) Surgical Matrix, a protein hydrogel product under development for organ sealing, are n...million to CryoLife for the development of protein hydrogel products," said Steven G. Anderson, CryoLife presi...

I-Therapeutix Announces First Commercial Use of I-ZIP(R) Adherent Ocular Bandage for Clear Corneal Cataract Incisions

... The I-ZIP Adherent Ocular Bandage is a synthetic hydrogel composed of approximately 90% water that can be applied to cornea, sclera and conjunctiva. The hydrogel bandage is applied as a liquid which then polymeri...thalmic therapeutic products using its proprietary hydrogel technology. I-Therapeutix is also developing sust...
Hydrogel in Medical Technology

Shingles Pain Treatment Will Benefit More Patients

...K in 2007, Versatis offers sustained pain relief associated with PHN(5). Versatis is an innovative combination of local analgesic lidocaine and a soft hydrogel plaster. Application of the plaster to the skin releases an appropriate level of lidocaine into the skin to impair the transfer of signals which would...

Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Shows Derma Sciences MEDIHONEY(TM) Eradicates MRSA From Chronic Venous Ulcers

...m (Manuka) Honey (now marketed under the brand name MEDIHONEY(TM)) added. After four weeks, 70% of the MEDIHONEY treated wounds versus only 16% of the hydrogel treated wounds had MRSA eradicated. Published in this month's Journal of Wound Care, the research paper "Bacteriological Changes in Sloughy Venous L...

Clinical Data Demonstrates 5-Year Efficacy and Safety of Aquamid(R) in Facial Augmentation

...esthetic outcome of injections with the Aquamid(R) hydrogel showed that 96% of the 116 patients evaluated afte...utive Officer. Produced using Contura's patented hydrogel technology, Aquamid(R) is composed of 97.5% steril...d 2.5% cross-linked polyacrylamide. The Aquamid(R) hydrogel is homogeneous: it contains no microparticles; hen...

CeloNova BioSciences Announces Positive Results from European Study of Embozene(TM) Microspheres for Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

...d in days rather than weeks. CeloNova's Embozene(TM) Color-Advanced Microspheres are the only microspheres that are color-coded by size. They have a hydrogel center and an outer layer of the Company's proprietary coating, Polyzene(R)-F which enhances biocompatibility. "From the beginning, CeloNova has ope...

Tight Glycemic Control in the ICU

...e consists of an optical fiber to which an optical glucose sensor is applied. The sensor is a fluorescent chemical complex immobilized in a thin-film hydrogel that is permeable to glucose. FDA approved glucose monitoring systems for the ICU include the HemoCue Glucose 201 DM System, LifeScan SureStepF...
Hydrogel in Medical Products

3M™ Tegagel™ Hydrogel Wound Filler with Gauze

Description: Tegagel hydrogel wound filler and Tegagel hydrogel wound filler with gauze are amorphous hydrogel dressings specially formulated to help provide a moist environment that has been shown to enhance wound healing. The unique, viscous, hydrating formula meets clinical needs for management of non-draini...
Company:3M Worldwide

3M™ Tegagel™ Hydrogel Wound Filler

Description: Tegagel hydrogel wound filler and Tegagel hydrogel wound filler with gauze are amorphous hydrogel dressings specially formulated to help provide a moist environment that has been shown to enhance wound healing. The unique, viscous, hydrating formula meets clinical needs for management of non-draini...
Company:3M Worldwide

PureVision Contact Lenses

Description:... Upgrade your hydrogel contact lens-wearing patients to Bausch & Lomb PureVision silicone hydrogel contact lenses with enhanced aspheric optical design. PureVision contact le...
Company:Bausch & Lomb, Inc.

DuraSeal Dural Sealant

Description:... The DuraSeal System includes an innovative polyethylene glycol hydrogel sealant and applicator packaged in a single-use kit which can be stored at room temperature for convenience and quick preparation....
Company:Confluent Surgical

VIGILON Primary Wound Dressing

Description:... A non-adhering hydrogel sheet dressing for use on all partial and full thickness wounds (excluding 3rd degree burns.) hydrogel sheet contains 96% water and 4% insoluble cross-linked polyethylene oxide....
Company:Bard Medical

Form Fit Intracanalicular Plugs

Description:...drates, Form Fit increases in size until it completely fills the vertical canalicular cavity to form a perfect fit. The Form Fit plug is made of a hydrogel material that expands into a soft, pliable, gelatinous material when it contacts tear film. The Form Fit is easily removable by flushing saline soluti...
Company:Oasis Medical

Hydroview™ hydrophilic acrylic IOL

Description:...rylic IOL is the newest advance in lens technology. It was truly designed with the patient and surgeon in mind. Its unique one-piece design combines a hydrogel optic polymerically crosslinked with PMMA haptics to provide superb control, ease of use, and excellent visual performance and biocompatibility. The h...
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz

Complete MoisturePlus

Description:...lectrolytes and taurine. Cleans, rinses, disinfects, removes protein, stores and conditions any soft contact lens, including conventional and silicone hydrogel lenses....
Company:Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.

Kimberly-Clark Patient Warming System - Thermal Pads

Features:... Up to five times higher heat transfer performance compared to conventional forced-air warming methods Three layer construction - biocompatible hydrogel layer, ultrathin film and outer insulating foam Thin, comfortable design Highly efficient skin interface Natural rubber latex-free Thermal pad...
Company:Kimberly-Clark Health Care

DOVER Silver Foley Catheter 2-way

Features:... 100% Silicone foley catheter eliminates latex allergy concerns Outer and inner catheter and balloon surfaces contain a patented silver and hydrogel coating matrix allowing for a consistent release of ionic silver particles Reduces encrustation, urethritis and urethral stricture Larger internal l...
Company:Kendall Company
Hydrogel in Biological News

Proteins in gel

...cular building blocks to build up the network on the surface," explains Falko Pippig, who is doing his doctorate on this subject at the IAP. As the hydrogel layers are very thin, substances added from the outside very quickly reach the protein which is in and on this layer. For example, physicians can put ...

Researchers develop flow sensors based on hair structures of blind cavefish

...amic range because it suppressed the background noise." In addition, the hydrogel encapsulation protects the sensors and increases their ability to withstand...ith the last drop and continued adding droplets until he constructed a tall hydrogel structure. Once the entire cupula structure dried, McConney exposed it to u...

Self-assembling nano-fiber gel delivers high concentrations of clinically approved drugs

... (HST) at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a new self-assembling hydrogel drug delivery system that is biocompatible, efficient at drug release, and ...uiring carriers for the drug or generating toxic components, a problem with hydrogel systems until now. The findings, which are now available on Science Dire...

UW science photo takes second in national contest

...uilding. But when she added water, something surprising happened: While the hydrogel absorbed the liquid and expanded, the PDMS stayed in place, putting strain on the hydrogel and causing it to buckle. Fearing her technique hadn't worked, she show...

Hydrogels provide scaffolding for growth of bone cells

...ork being presented today, they created a flexible hydrogel using biologically active and degradable hyaluroni...Further research by the group has created a hybrid hydrogel that incorporates a nanogel structure. This new hydrogel promotes the differentiation of cells, much like t...

Clemson bioengineer wins prestigious Early Career Award

...nt of stroke to be a highly promising technology that can progress towards commercial development and clinical practice. Zhang proposed the injectable hydrogel system to assist stem cell therapy for stroke treatment. "This award exemplifies the strong leadership of Dr. Zhang in translational biomaterials r...

'Smart' materials get smarter with ability to better control shape and size

...ss than a quarter the diameter of a hair, pinky to thumb. Experimenting with various chemical changes, Shear and Kaehr show that changing pH caused hydrogel bands to bow out at specific points along their length and caused other shapes, like the micro-hands and bacterial chamber, to expand. Altering io...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 16, 2008

... The new study describes a promising candidate in the form of a polymer hydrogel that responds to changes in pH levels. This hydrogel has been modified by the addition of wheat germ agglutinin tethers, or anch...

Green gel

...ns into a three-dimensional network, forming what is known as a hydrogel. A hydrogel is a solid, gelatinous mass consisting of water incorporated in a polymer network. A well-known example of a hydrogel is the soft contact lens. Francis and Esser-Kahn chose to use a protein ...

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2008 Student Travel Awards

...ames R. Thompson, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Single-Molecule Fluorescence Imaging of Alpha-Hemolysin Assembly Using Water-in-Oil Droplet on hydrogel Bilayers. Christopher P. Toseland, MRC-National Institute for Medical Research, London, United Kingdom, Helicase Superfamily 1 and 2 ATPase Me...
Hydrogel in Biological Technology

CryoLife Reports Record First Quarter Revenues of $26.7 Million

... development spending in 2009 is primarily focused on the Company's protein hydrogel technologies and SynerGraft(R) tissues and products. As of March 31, 2...rtment of Defense as advance funding for the development of BioFoam protein hydrogel technology, and $5.0 million was designated as long-term restricted money m...

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

...f this clinical study was to assess the safety and efficacy of an expanding hydrogel plug in reducing pneumothorax rates associated with CT-guided lung biopsy. ...ng biopsy procedures. The technology involves the placement of an expanding hydrogel plug along the biopsy needle track during the procedure, closing off the tr...

CryoLife Reports Record Annual Revenues of $105.1 Million for FY 2008

...marily focused on the Company's SynerGraft tissues and products and protein hydrogel technologies. As of December 31, 2008, the Company had $22.8 million...ent of Defense as advance funding for the development of BioFoam(R) protein hydrogel technology and $5.0 million was designated as long-term restricted money ma...

First U.S. Implants of Newly Approved Embozene(TM) Color-Advanced Microspheres Embolization Platform

...100, 250, 400, 500, 700, and 900 micron sizes in 1 ml and 2 ml pre-filled syringes and vials. CeloNova's Embozene(TM) Microspheres consist of a hydrogel core and an exterior shell made from Polyzene(R)-F, CeloNova's proprietary polymer which is known to be anti-inflammatory and bacterial-resistant. Fou...

Indevus Pharmaceuticals Announces Fiscal 2008 Year End and Fourth Quarter Results

... with carcinomas of the breast or with known, or suspected, carcinomas of the prostate. About VANTAS VANTAS(R) is a soft and flexible 12-month hydrogel implant that provides histrelin, a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist, for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. VAN...

CryoLife's Fully Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 71 Percent to $0.12 in Third quarter of 2008 from $0.07 in Third quarter of 2007

...marily focused on the Company's SynerGraft(R) tissues and products, protein hydrogel technologies, and research on cold storage and preservation of internal org...ent of Defense as advance funding for the development of BioFoam(R) protein hydrogel technology and $5.0 million was designated as long-term restricted money ma...

ULURU Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...cts to provide patients and consumers improved clinical outcomes through controlled delivery utilizing our innovative transmucosal delivery system and hydrogel Nanoparticle Aggregate technology. For further information about ULURU Inc., please visit our website at http://www.uluruinc.com . This press relea...

CryoLife's Earnings Per Share Increased 180 Percent to $0.14 in Second Quarter of 2008 from $0.05 in Second Quarter of 2007

...marily focused on the Company's SynerGraft(R) products and tissues, protein hydrogel technologies, and research on cold storage and preservation of internal org...rtment of Defense as advance funding for the development of BioFoam protein hydrogel technology for use on the battlefield and $5.0 million was designated as lo...

ULURU Inc. Announces Update on Recent Development

...cts to provide patients and consumers improved clinical outcomes through controlled delivery utilizing its innovative transmucosal delivery system and hydrogel Nanoparticle Aggregate technology. For further information about ULURU Inc., please visit our website at http://www.uluruinc.com . This press relea...

Indevus Receives Approvable Letter from FDA for NEBIDO(R)

...Indevus acquired U.S. rights to NEBIDO from Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany in July 2005. About VANTAS VANTAS(R) is a soft and flexible 12-month hydrogel implant that provides histrelin, a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist, for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. VAN...
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