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Image: The Trellis peripheral infusion system (Photo courtesy of Covidien).

Thrombolytic Drug Delivery Device Dissolves Blood Clots

A redesigned peripheral infusion system enables focused treatment of blood clots to avoid potential post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). The updated Trellis peripheral infusion system is a pharmacomechanical... Read more

Surgical Techniques

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Endoscopic Ligation Facilitates Treatment of Colonic Lipomas

A new study suggests that the endoscopic “loop-and-let-go” technique is a safe and efficacious treatment for large colonic lipomas (CLs). Researchers at University Hospital Center Zagreb (Croatia) and Marienhospital (Bottrop, Germany; www.mhb-bottrop.de) performed a total of 6,929 colonoscopies in 5,563 patients.... Read more

Women's Health

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Image: A prototype contraceptive implant (Photo courtesy of MicroCHIPS).

Contraceptive Implant Hails New Era of Birth Control

A fingernail-sized implant holds enough 30-microgram daily doses of levonorgestrel to provide contraception for 16 years. Developed by MicroCHIPS (Lexington, MA, USA), a MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA) startup,... Read more

Health IT

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Wikipedia Dominates Internet Drug Information

Wikipedia, along with Google and WebMD, is where more than half of all Americans turn to for health information on prescription drugs. Researchers at the Blackstone Group (London, United Kingdom), Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA), and other institutions selected new drug-safety communications related to prescription... Read more

Business

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Spectranetics Completes Acquisition of AngioScore

Spectranetics (Colorado Springs, CO, USA) has completed the acquisition of AngioScore (Fremont, CA, USA), a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of cardiovascular specialty balloons. The transaction, for USD 230 million in cash and contingent commercial and regulatory milestone payments, will combine differentiated,... Read more
 

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