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2014-07-14 08:26:01

SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diomics, Inc., provider of X-Swab(TM), a novel bio-specimen collection material, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued two U.S. Patents held by Diomics covering novel biologic sample collection materials, devices made from them, and methods for their use in forensics and diagnostics. The primary method of collecting forensic stain materials is by swabbing. Recovery of DNA from a number of...

2014-07-01 16:29:43

--New Publication in Forensic Science International Genetics Confirms Value of X-Swab(TM) Technology in the Forensic DNA Typing Process-- SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diomics, Inc., a provider of X-Swab(TM), a novel bio-specimen collection material, reported that its patented technology was used in a new study being published today in the journal Forensic Science International Genetics. The study, "Evaluation of a Novel Material, Diomics X-Swab(TM), for Collection of...

2014-03-03 23:22:27

InventHelp, a leading inventor service company based in Pittsburgh, is working to submit La Plim to appropriate companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Have your ears ever itched? There is just no good way to scratch such an itch. That is, until now. An inventor from Las Vegas, Nev., has created a prototype for LA PLIM, an accessory that gently scratches the inner ear canal. The unit provides a pleasant, enjoyable sensation and is designed specifically...

2013-10-22 23:24:54

InventHelp, America's Largest Inventor Service Company, is attempting to submit the M A Swab to companies in the hopes of a good faith review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 When his ears would itch, an inventor from Brooklyn, N.Y, would scratch them with anything from paper clips to the points of scissors. "Since these methods can be harmful and dangerous, I decided that there needed to be a better way of relieving itchy ears," he said. He then created a prototype...

2013-05-30 23:01:12

Spring inspires many to shape up, clean up and start anew in many aspects of life. Paying extra attention to personal care is one way that many people do a little “spring cleaning” and for those who wear hearing aids, there´s no better time than spring to spruce up. Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 The sounds of spring are so appealing — children laughing as they play, birds singing from the budding trees — it would be a shame to miss even a minute of...

2013-05-11 23:00:07

Totally creative hands on craft about the human body has been released on Kids Activities together with a DIY pretend play doctor kit. Both ideas teach important health lessons that will be valuable for years to come. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 11, 2013 An out-of-the box teaching idea about the human body together with a DIY pretend play doctor kit has been released on Kids Activities Blog. Both crafts are perfect to ease the worries before a doctor's visit and teach important health lessons...

2011-04-29 12:14:14

A study by Henry Ford Hospital shows a direct association between cotton swab use and ruptured eardrum. The study also shows that in most cases the rupture heals on its own and surgery is only necessary for the most severe cases. "In the past, many otolaryngologists have wondered if surgery is really necessary to treat a ruptured eardrum. The results of this study show that 97 percent of cases healed on their own within two months, proving that most cases do not require surgery," says Ilaaf...

2010-09-28 20:56:37

The old saying, "never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear," couldn't be truer for a patient who experienced vertigo and severe hearing loss after a cotton swab perforated her eardrum and damaged her inner ear. But what makes this patient's case unique is that otolaryngologists at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit were not only able to alleviate her vertigo with surgery, but restore her hearing "“ an extremely rare occurrence. "This case is rare because the goal of surgery is...


Latest Cotton swab Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 17:08:49

Cotton swabs, made of a small wad of cotton wrapped around both ends of a short rod, are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. Leo Gerstenzang created the cotton swab in the 1920s after attaching cotton to toothpicks. The product eventually went on to be called the "Q-tip" which became a generic trademark for cotton swabs in the USA. The product is often used to clean the ear although doctors have said for used...

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