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2008-06-26 00:02:44

NEW DELHI: On Saturday, for the first time ever, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) performed robotic thoracoscopic thymectomy on patients with myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disorder. AIIMS has been performing video assisted thoracoscopic (VAT) thymectomy, or removal of thymus gland, for the past eight years involving more than 200 cases so far. But this is the first time that doctors used a robot for the purpose, making the procedure more precise. "Robotic surgery...

2007-12-05 09:01:06

LONDON, December 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amarin Corporation plc today announced that the Company has: - Signed an agreement to acquire Ester Neurosciences Limited ("Ester"), a private research and development company based in Israel. The acquisition is expected to close tomorrow. The initial consideration is $15 million, plus up to $17 million in contingent payments. Ester's core assets include (i) a platform messenger RNA (mRNA) silencing technology which targets the cholinergic...

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