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2014-01-16 08:27:04

Market Will See Strong Growth Driven Primarily by New Product Launches, According to Millennium Research Group TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the global market for spinal nonfusion devices will almost triple in size through 2022, surpassing $1.6 billion. This market will be driven largely by emerging products and approvals, as well as high growth in emerging regions,...

Ancient Amphibian Burrowed
2013-09-03 10:54:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ancient enormous amphibian known as Metoposaurus diagnosticus that once roamed modern day Poland some 230 million years ago probably spent the drier months in an underground burrow, according to a new report in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. With their flat heads, wide hands, and large tails, study investigators described Metoposaurus as a species that swam in transient lakes during the region’s wet season and most likely...

2010-08-19 15:15:00

A U.S. Official said Thursday that BP is hoping to permanently seal the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well in the second week of September, as pressure concerns keep delaying the final "bottom kill" operations. "We should be looking somewhere in the week after Labor Day," US spill chief Thad Allen told CNN television. The oil well was capped on July 15, and earlier this month BP engineers performed a "static kill" operation by plugging it with heavy drilling fluid and sealing it with cement....

2010-08-14 06:10:00

The damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been sealed using a top kill operation, but US officials said Friday they still plan to make sure it is truly "killed" by pumping cement in through a relief well workers have been drilling since April. US spill chief Thad Allen assured that they were "very close to having the well secured." Pressure tests confirmed that the well no longer has "direct communication with the reservoir" thanks to the top kill operation which pumped drilling mud...

2010-08-11 06:20:00

An impending storm has delayed the final efforts to kill the damaged BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico until sometime next week, said US spill chief Thad Allen on Tuesday. The storm should not be a threat to reopening the plugged well, but Allan said he decided to suspend the drilling of the relief well as a precaution. After drilling some 17,909 feet below sea level, the first relief well is about 30 feet from intercepting the damaged Macondo well, although the last part of drilling is by...

2009-06-29 07:07:00

Two new products to allow for additional spine treatments performed during discectomy procedures, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, new annulus repair devices that have entered the European spinal implant market will be key factors contributing to market growth through 2013. MRG's European Markets for Spinal Implants 2009 report finds...

2007-01-04 03:00:32

By Ramirez, Mario A; Kenny, Patrick; Clapper, Dennis Drilling Aluminum complex drilling fluids solved common drilling problems in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela. Drilling wells in the Andes Mountains of South America face significant difficulties. Wells located in the foothills along the Andean basin are particularly hard to drill because of tectonic stresses and unstable, microfractured shales. Operators have experienced difficulties drilling wells using both...

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