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Dec 2013 | Download as pdf

Soluble Therapeutics Inc. has a second cash infusion that will help the company continue its work in protein-based pharmaceuticals as well as more

Dec 2013 | Download as pdf

StemBioSys, a San Antonio-based bioscience startup, is looking to raise $8 million in new Series A investor funding. The company has already secured more

29 Nov 2013 | Download as pdf

Medical-device firm Xenex attracts big Investment. When Rackspace Hosting co-founder Morris Miller more

25 Nov 2013 | Download as pdf

Xenex CEO expects 2013 revenues to be north of $20 Million. Xenex Disinfection Services’ Morris Miller expects more

21 Nov 2013 | Download as pdf

Xenex Secures $11.3 Million in Funding; Superbug Zapping Robot Enhances Patient Safety by Eliminating Pathogens that Cause Hospital Infections more

14 Nov 2013 | Download as pdf

DNAtrix Announces Treatment of First Patient in Study with Recurrent Glioblastoma Using DNX-2401 and Temozolomide more

Sept 2013 | Download as pdf

Medical Innovation iTClamp Hemorrhage Control System Used for First Time in United States more

Aug 2013 | Download as pdf

BiO2 Medical Executes Full Commercialization in the United Kingdom Partnering with United Drug Medical (UDM) as an Exclusive Distributor for the Angel® Catheter more

July 2013 | Download as pdf

DNAtrix, Inc. to Present Clinical Study Results for DNX-2401 (Delta 24-RGD), A Conditionally Replication-Competent Adenovirus more

July 2013 | Download as pdf

ArthroCare Announces Acquisition of ENTrigue Surgical, Inc more

May 2013 | Download as pdf

Vidacare projects big revenue spike for 2013 more

May 2013 | Download as pdf

BiO2 Medical's IDE Application for the Angel(TM) Catheter Receives FDA Approval more

May 2013 | Download as pdf

Medical Device Firm iTraumaCareTM Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for iTClampTM Hemorrhage Control System more

May 2013 | Download as pdf

BiO2 Medical's IDE Application for the Angel(TM) Catheter Receives FDA Approval more

March 2013 | Download as pdf

Woman, 80, gets new blood clot prevention device.

A woman has undergone a new procedure that could prevent thousands dying from blood clots after surgery.

Doreen Carter, 80 and from Wokingham, is thought to be the first in the world to have the device fitted, doctors say.

The "titanium filter", designed to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolisms, was inserted near her heart at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

It takes 15 minutes to insert and can be retracted. Existing filters take longer and often cannot be removed.

Mrs Carter, who had a major bowel operation on Thursday, said it was "a privilege" to be the first patient to undergo the procedure.

"I'm quite happy everyone knows what they're doing and I just let them get on with it," the grandmother-of-three said.

Easier option

Dr Carl Waldmann, a consultant at the hospital, said giving post-operative patients anti-clotting drugs can be risky, and existing measures to catch clots also carry risks because they are difficult to insert and remove.

He said the new device, a titanium wire inside an 18-inch-long (46cm) tube, offers doctors "another option".

The filter slides out of the tubing and spreads to form a mesh to catch blood clots.

"This is something we can put in for a limited number of days and easily take out," he said.

Pulmonary embolisms - blood clots which reach the lungs - kill an estimated 25,000 people a year in the UK, Dr Waldmann said.

The new titanium filter is inserted into the inferior vena cava, a major vein which carries blood to the heart.

Once in the vein, a wire mesh on the device called a cage is opened, allowing blood to flow through but catching any clots before they travel to the lungs.

Royal Berkshire Hospital is the first of six UK hospitals to test the device. back

Feb 2013 | Download as pdf

BioDtech, Inc. Issued New United States Patent more

Jan 2013 | Download as pdf

Successful Completion of Santalis Pharmaceuticals Initial Clinical Trials more