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Drug eluting stent
A drug eluting stent (DES) is a coronary stent (a scaffold) placed into narrowed, diseased coronary arteries that slowly releases a drug to block cell proliferation. This prevents fibrosis that, together with clots (thrombus), could otherwise block the stented artery, a process called restenosis. The stent is usually placed within the coronary artery by an Interventional cardiologist during an angioplasty procedure. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Drug eluting stent’ in their stories:
Diversity study shows US stent usage for minority patients
Under-served patient population in America comes under scrutiny in study by Boston Scientific on health equality within the country
Pharmacy data protection with behavioural analytics
LightCyber Magna is providing behavioural attack detection technology to protect patient data at PDX pharmacy chain
Milestone reached in MERS-COV validation
DARPA provides validation on the Aethlon Hemopurifier for capturing the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
FDA approval for subcutaneous implantable defibrillator
Approvals have been given allowing patients to receive treatment using implantable defibrillator equipment from Boston Scientific
Zika virus study data available
Data from Aethlon Medical from n vitro studies made on the zika virus show effectiveness of Hemopurifier product
Liquid biopsy for early treatable cancer detection
DNA enrichment technology from EKF has been shown to be effective in high sensitivity detection of genetic variation in tumour cells
Good 12 month trial results for leg stent
Best ever trail results have been recorded for the Eluvia vascular stent used for treating the narrowing or blockage of arteries
High sensitivity detection of lung cancer mutations
Paper presented by EKF Diagnostics shows effective method of using in vivo liquid biopsy technology for isolating circulating tumour cells in patients with lung cancer
User friendly cell counting technology
Portable cell counter from Olympus provides fast and user friendly functionality for a variety of research applications
Hacker control of drug delivery systems
IT security company, Lancope comments on the hacking threat to healthcare providers of remotely tampering with drug delivery systems
Clinical trial management system improvements
ClinPhone Randomisation and trial supply management service for patient and clinical trial management system gains improvements
Non-invasive analysis for lung cancer mutations
PointMan DNA enrichment technology in use for assessing mutation status for late stage lung cancer non-invasively
Warfarin alternative device gains FDA approval
The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device from Boston Scientific gains FDA approval and could mean more patients can receive a non-drug alternative to Warfarin
Secure paperless signing process for clinical trials
Clinical trials undertaken by pharmaceutical companies can now benefit from secure digital signing using hardware security modules
Pre-exposure preventive measures linked to reduced HIV infection
The Medical Research Council reveals the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis in protecting against HIV infection
First patient trial concluded on Hemopurifier
Feasibility study for the FDA concludes first patient treatment with no bad effects relating to the device using the Aethlon Medical Hemopurifier
Secure digital signing speeds up clinical trials
SureClinical has beefed up security on its cloud-based digital signing system for clinical trials with the use of Thales E-Security's nShield HSM units
Award-winning needle safety device protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries
Design consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership has developed RauSafe, an award winning needle safety device to protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries. Both the USA Needlestick Act (2000) and the EU Needle Safety Directive (2010) came into force to help prevent sharps injuries in hospi
Top 30 pharma companies spent $112 billion on research and development in 2013, says report
The world’s leading 30 pharmaceutical companies spent a combined $112 billion on research and development (R&D) in 2013, an increase of $723 million over the previous year, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Single axis positioning system plays enabling role for biomedical equipment
LG Motion has just completed the supply of a customised positioning system for the bioengineering innovator MICA BioSystems.
UK Government support for research into disease focuses on imaging techniques
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that a partnership led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest over £230 million in a range of revolutionary technologies aimed at identifying the causes of diseases such as cancer and dementia, and dramatically speedin
Tiny diamonds provide more accurate picture of living cells
Tiny diamonds are providing new possibilities for accurate measurements of processes inside living cells with potential to improve drug delivery and cancer therapeutics: researchers from Cardiff University have unveiled a new method for viewing nanodiamonds inside human living cells for purposes of
Molex Dongguan China achieves FDA Registration for Class I medical devices
The Molex Dongguan China facility is now registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a compliant manufacturer of Class I medical devices. Manufacturers involved in the production and distribution of medical devices intended for use in the US must register annually with the FDA reg
Drug-eluting balloon wins unanimous FDA panel vote
CR Bard has won a unanimous vote from an FDA advisory panel for its drug-eluting balloon catheter, setting the stage for the device's full regulatory approval. Previously, the FDA disclosed the documents for its Circulatory Systems Devices Panel meeting on 12 June which reviewed the device.
Sperm-inspired brobots controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields
A team of researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and German University in Cairo (Egypt) has developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields.
Infusion pump administers wide range of treatments without batteries or power
CME Medical announces exclusive distribution rights for the Myfuser silicone elastomeric infusion pump in the UK and Ireland. Myfuser has been designed and manufactured to a high-quality specification and combines a range of patient and clinician benefits; accuracy, safety, comfort and ease of use.
Laboratory automation reduces prep time
Mass spectrometry sample preparation time reductions available with laboratory automation systems
Market report on medical robots
The use of medical robots by type and application is the subject of a market report forecasting to 2018
Antrim Hospital takes advanced locking technology
Salto Systems has supplied the XS4 locking system for use in emergency care areas and on lockers at the Antrim Area Hospital in Northern Ireland
European approval for coronary stent
A platinum chromium coronary stent system from Boston Scientific will bring benefit to coronary patients in Europe after receiving CE approval
Agreement reached on Hemopurifier study support
Authlon Medical and DaVita Clinical Research reach an agreement on the provision of clinical management services relating to Hemopurifier studies
Angiography system for routine diagnostics
The new Artis One angiography system from Siemens Healthcare for use in a large range of applications in clinical environments
Dried blood spot analysis patent published
Spark Holland has succeeded in publishing a patent in the USA for dried blood spot preparation and testing methods and equipment
CE Mark achieved for oesophageal stent
The WallFlex oesophageal stent from Boston Scientific has received CE Mark for the treatment of oesophageal strictures in Europe
Re-entry catheter system for treating artery blockages
The OffRoad Re-Entry Catheter System from Boston Scientific is now being used for treating completely blocked leg arteries in the USA
Bionic eye implants carried out in USA
The first retinal prosthesis implant system has been used in the USA for the first time since gaining national FDA approvals
Health information exchange simplification
Software from Orion Health provides simplification for the integration of Health Information Exchange systems
New data highlighting potential for monthly drug dosing
Data set presented at PepTalk 2014 demonstrate technological advances for extending serum half-life of drugs bound to albumin
DNA enrichment helps avoid tissue biopsies
technology for the enrichment of low-level DNA mutations from whole blood enables blood sampling as an alternative to tissue biopsies for the assessment of cancer patients
Asian distribution agreement for stents
Medical technology company to market self-apposing stents in the Asian region through distribution agreements signed in the region
Low cost report examines biosimilar market in Korea
The market for biosimilars in South Korea is the subject of a new market research report
Cayman minimally invasive implants gain FDA clearance
K2M has received clearance from the FDA for the use of the Cayman minimally invasive implant system for the treatment of spinal disorders
East Lancs hospitals gain electronic prescribing software
The Ascribe Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration system has been installed at the East Lancashire NHS Trust in northern England
Report on key pipeline molecules in the global glaucoma market
Market research report available on this years highlights in the global glaucoma pipeline
Varicose vein treatment submitted for FDA approval
The VenaSeal Sapheon Closure system for the treatment of varicose veins has been submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration for approvals
GE expands life sciences sector with acquisition
GE Healthcare will acquire cell culture media and sera, gene modulation and magnetic beads businesses from Thermo Fisher Scientific for a billion dollars
First step taken in approvals for airway transplant system
Clinical stage biotechnology company makes steps to achieve regulatory approval for its InBreath airway transplant system
Spinal cord repair device protocol revised
InVivo Therapeutics revises protocol and documents for FDA for clinical testing spinal cord repair scaffold
Ambulatory infusion pump for pain management
FDA clearance has been received for the CADD-Solis pain management system from Smiths Medical for use with post-operative patients
Injectable drug delivery market report to 2017
A report available from Research and Markets examines the market out to 2017 for injectable drug delivery systems internationally
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