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2008-12-31 16:37:00

NEWNAN, Ga., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of a flagging economy, bailouts, and bleak predictions, there is a biotechnology firm in suburban Atlanta with a future as bright as New Year's Eve fireworks. Only days after receiving FDA approval to market the Embozene(TM) Color-Advanced Microspheres embolization platform for the treatment of hypervascularized tumors (tumors with a large number of blood vessels in many locations) and arteriovenous malformations (defects in the...

2008-12-16 05:00:00

NEWNAN, Ga., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CeloNova BioSciences, Inc., announced today that it has received 510(k) marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Embozene(TM) Color-Advanced Microspheres which are indicated for the treatment of hypervascularized tumors (tumors with a large number of blood vessels in many locations) and arteriovenous malformations (defects in the circulatory system). U.S. commercial sales of Embozene(TM) Microspheres will begin...

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2008-09-11 15:34:07

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are continuing their march toward creating a synthetic, gecko-like adhesive, one sticky step at a time. Their latest milestone is the first adhesive that cleans itself after each use without the need for water or chemicals, much like the remarkable hairs found on the gecko lizard's toes. "It brings us closer to being able to build truly all-terrain robots, which will in the future be able to scamper up walls and across ceilings in...

2008-07-01 15:00:54

By Sheila Selman, Goshen News, Ind. Jul. 1--"We have some beads," Goshen College junior Kathryn Schlabach announced, grinning as she looked up from a light microscope. Beads, technically termed microspheres, are what she and Goshen College Professor of Biology Stan Grove are looking for in samples of a cancerous liver that has been treated with SIRT yttrium-90 resin microspheres. SIRT is selective internal radiation therapy. The two are doing research for Dr. Seza Gulec, the head of...

2008-07-01 12:01:08

More than 170 physicians and health care professionals specializing in the treatment of liver metastases gathered May 2-3 in Chicago for the fourth annual clinical symposium on liver-directed microsphere therapy. The symposium, sponsored by the Goshen Center for Cancer Care, was supported by an educational grant provided by Sirtex Medical. Sirtex manufactures SIR-Spheres microspheres, the only FDA-approved microsphere therapy for colorectal liver metastases.(1) "Sirtex has supported the...

2007-08-09 15:02:19

A review article, published in the July issue of Archives of Surgery, an international peer-reviewed journal, examines the use of Sirtex's SIR-Spheres® microspheres in patients with hepatic colorectal cancer metastases. According to the review, the use of SIR-Spheres microspheres is effective in improving response rates and extending survival times in patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases. Sirtex's SIR-Spheres microspheres are currently FDA approved to...


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