Focal Drug Delivery Helps Deadly Brain Tumor, Study Shows

A method of delivering chemotherapy drugs into a deadly type of brain tumor extended the lives of patients in early clinical trials.

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Clarient Launches New Breast Cancer Test

Clarient is launching a new breast cancer test that helps physicians assess the probability of a patient’s cancer returning.

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Microline PENTAX Acquires Starion Instruments

Two strong players in the surgical-instrument field have joined forces. Microline PENTAX, a leading manufacturer of reposable surgical instruments for laparoscopic procedures, has acquired California-based Starion Instruments, a developer of instruments to arrest bleeding during surgical procedures.

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Isto Gets Go-Ahead for Clinical Study of NuQu

ISTO Technologies has received FDA approval to begin a Phase I clinical study for NuQu, an injectable formulation of juvenile cartilage cells designed to treat chronic back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.

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First Patient Successfully Treated With Algisyl-LVR Device

Symphony Medical, a developer of novel biopolymer technologies for cardiac disorders, has successfully used its flagship Algisyl-LVR technology to treat their first human patient.

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[Company Profile] ScyFix Combats Age-Related Vision Loss

The idea of putting electrodes on one’s eyelids might cause many to cringe, but ScyFIX of Minnesota is turning this odd concept into a promising treatment for age-related vision loss.

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