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Atlas Spine Launches Stature Vertebral Body Replacement System

Atlas Spine announced the national launch of the STATURE Vertebral Body Replacement System. The STATURE VBR is a radiolucent MIS compatible spacer system designed to utilize a self-distracting technique in the treatment of various pathologies of the thoracic and lumbar spine.

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SEDASYS System Reduced Risk Of Over Sedation With Propofol

Ethicon Endo-Surgery's pivotal trial demonstrated physician/nurse teams using the SEDASYS System reduced the risk of over sedation with propofol in patients undergoing screening and diagnostic procedures for colorectal cancer, and disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

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Toxin-Free Pain Cream For Athletes

BioForce launched Myo-Med about a year ago and quickly positioned itself as a favorite with top athletes. Among those endorsing Myo-Med are 2007 NFL MVP Tom Brady, 2006 NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson, NFL superstar Willie McGinest, and WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. Myo-Med also continues to receive accolades from distance runners and cyclists, contributing to its growth in the health and fitness retail channel.

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Atrium Recalls HYDRAGLIDE Brand Heparin-Coated Thoracic Drainage Catheters

Atrium Medical Corporation is initiating a voluntary and precautionary recall of selected lots of HYDRAGLIDE Brand Heparin-Coated Thoracic Drainage Catheters. Limited lots of Atrium heparin-coated Hydraglide Thoracic Catheters were manufactured with heparin found to have been contaminated with oversulfated chondroitin sulfate (OSCS).

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Artificial Insemination Increasingly Second Choice

California fertility specialists are edging away from a traditional and well-known infertility treatment -- artificial insemination -- saying newer and improving in vitro fertilization technology tends to cost less and work far better in the long run, ultimately saving patients time, money and heartache.

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Turning On Cell-Cell Communication Wipes Out Staph Biofilms

University of Iowa researchers have succeeded in wiping out established biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus (staph) by hijacking one of the bacteria's own regulatory systems. Although the discovery is not ready for clinical application, the findings offer insight into a dispersal mechanism for staph biofilms and might help identify therapeutic targets.

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