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2014-04-25 23:09:12

The breakthrough Pinhole procedure is used to treat gingival recession and it often eliminates the need for cutting, stitching, and downtime of traditional gingival grafting. This procedure is a sophisticated new technique that offers patients an alternative to connective tissue graft or allograft procedures. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Gingival recession is a common yet serious condition in which the gums pull back from the normal, healthy gumline. Gum recession can cause tooth...

2014-04-23 12:29:59

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liventa Bioscience, (formerly AFCell Medical), one of the leading innovators of allograft implants from human amniotic membrane in the United States, has received notice that MiMedx Group, Inc. (MDXG), filed a patent infringement lawsuit against it, its partner in the wound care market, Medline and Liventa's processing partner, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Inc. (MTF). Robin R. Young, CEO of Liventa Bioscience, said,...

2014-04-22 08:33:34

MARIETTA, Ga., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent-protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Liventa Bioscience, Inc. ("Liventa"), Medline Industries, Inc. ("Medline") and Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Inc. ("MTF") for permanent injunctive relief and unspecified...

2014-04-22 04:21:26

Off-the shelf biologic medical device is now approved and poised for introduction in the EU for use in certain anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee surgeries SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aperion Biologics, Inc. was granted the CE Mark approval for its lead product, the Z-Lig(TM) ACLR device, to be used by surgeons in the European Union and other territories that accept the CE Mark. The Z-Lig(TM) is the first engineered biologic device for treatment of revision...

2014-04-18 16:22:59

Company recognized for commitment to process excellence CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource (allosource.org), one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, has been awarded the Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) Timberline Performance Award during a ceremony held today. The award recognizes AlloSource's...

2014-04-11 23:02:54

Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers 12 facts about becoming an organ donor. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Top 12 Facts About Becoming an Organ Donor Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. Only 21 percent of New Yorkers are registered organ donors, compared...

2014-03-31 08:30:45

Flexible, cancellous bone allografts are used in spine surgery, either alone or as a bone graft extender to stimulate natural bone formation processes MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Spine, Inc., a global leader in spine innovation, today announced the U.S. market launch of a comprehensive family of Puros Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) with Reverse Phase Medium (RPM) Putty, Putty with Chips, Gel and Paste, and Puros DBM Block and Strip products - bone graft...

2014-03-18 23:00:52

New sterile option provides tissue banks and tissue processing centers added convenience and safety in their operations. Birmingham, OH (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Exsurco Medical, Inc. has introduced a single-use, sterile disposable for its Amalgatome® SK Skin Debridement Device, the newest advancement in excision science for tissue banks. Technicians now have the choice of purchasing factory-packaged sterile disposables, or using non-sterile versions that they sterilize in their lab...

2014-03-15 23:01:39

Patients undergoing meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) surgery require an additional operation approximately 32% of the time, but overall see a 95% success rate after an average five-year follow-up, according to new research released today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Patients undergoing meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) surgery require an additional operation approximately 32% of the...

2014-03-13 16:27:19

HORSHOLM, Denmark, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced the U.S. FDA accepted for standard review the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Envarsus(®) for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney transplant patients. Envarsus(®) is Veloxis' once-daily tacrolimus based on the company's proprietary MELTDOSE technology. Key points: -- FDA has set a target review date under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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