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Cartilage regeneration an area of growing orthopedic interest

Cartilage regeneration an area of growing orthopedic interest Duane Feldman As seen during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS; Rosemont, Illinois) in San Francisco, California, earlier this year, areas with growth expectations include cell-based tissues and genetic therapies which will grow the cell ex vivo. Mesenchymal stem-cell technology also is […]

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Business developments

Business developments Acquisitions & agreements Steris Corp. (Mentor, Ohio) and Amsco International Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) have agreed to a merger that will bring together two of the best-known companies in the infection prevention and surgical support markets. Steris, a pioneer in low-temperature, decentralized sterile processing systems, will acquire Amsco in an exchange of stock valued […]

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Scanco Medical

Scanco Medical – Densiscan 1000 X-ray densitometer Scanco Medical’s (Basserdorf, Switzerland) Densiscan 1000 X-ray densitometer is intended for use in hospital and clinic locations where a high-sensitivity system is justified. Priced at around $235,000, the Densiscan 1000 uses either forearm or calcaneum images, measuring bone mass and producing specific trabecular bone images which are sufficiently […]

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Cerner

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > The BBI Newsletter > Oct, 1997 > Article > Print friendly Cerner – FDA clearance Cerner (Kansas City, Missouri) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Health Network Architecture Classic blood bank information systems products. The systems are part of the company’s PathNet laboratory Information System which has approximately 575 users […]

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Ultrasound developments in Europe

Ultrasound developments in Europe Portability and flexibility of application in ultrasound imaging are increasingly important factors in purchase decisions for many European physicians for both physician’s office and bedside use. Two recently launched Doppler ultrasound systems from Oxford Instruments (Abingdon, England) and Dynamic Imaging (Livingston, Scotland) are both designed for use in obstetric applications and […]

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Laser skin resurfacing moving into domain of ophthalmologists

Laser skin resurfacing moving into domain of ophthalmologists – laser skin ablation for wrinkle removal The recent boom in laser skin resurfacing (laser skin ablation for wrinkle removal), usually found in the domain of plastic or cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists, has arrived in ophthalmologists’ office suites. At the centennial meeting of the American Academy of […]

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Norway’s Telenor adds new ‘tele’ applications

Norway’s Telenor adds new ‘tele’ applications Tom Clark Norway is one of the first countries where telemedicine has moved beyond the trial stage. A sparse population of only 4.4 million and a population density in the north of fewer than two persons per square kilometer has encouraged Telenor (Oslo, Norway), the national telephone company, to […]

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Heartpoint Inc

Heartpoint Inc Due to an editing error, a figure reporting venture capital raised by Heartport Inc. (Redwood City, California) was incorrectly stated in the December 1995 issue. The correct figure is $25 million, rather than $425 million. Table 9 Agreements * Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL; Bothell, Washington) and Hitachi Medical Corp. (Tokyo) have reached agreement […]

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Opportunities loom in consolidation of distribution firms

Opportunities loom in consolidation of distribution firms – medical device distributors John F. Rooney Independent medical device distributors: a dying breed or an emerging giant? The 1990s have marked a period of major changes for the medical device industry. The introduction of President Clinton’s health care reform plan in 1992 resulted in a recognition by […]

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More miniaturization of monitoring

More miniaturization of monitoring The NAIS blood pressure watch, selling in Germany for $158, is worn like a wristwatch and provides instant systolic and diastolic readings standardized to current European quality standards. The slightly bulkier NAIS Memory watch version, at $189, also incorporates a pulse-rate reading and memory capacity for up to 30 measurements, which […]