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March 10, 2005

Vol. 2 No. 49

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Conor Presents Positive PISCES Trial Results

Conor Medsystems presented 12-month follow-up data from its PISCES (Paclitaxel In-Stent Controlled Elution Study) clinical trial at the American College of Cardiology scientific session in Orlando, Fla., that supported the long-term safety and efficacy of Conor's novel cardiovascular stent technology.

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FDA Clears Siemens' Smaller Ultrasound Catheter

Siemens has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market the new ACUSON AcuNav 8F ultrasound catheter.

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Sutura Receives ISO 13485:2003 Certification for SuperStitch

Sutura has announced the completion of a successful audit leading to a number of certifications for the manufacture of the company's SuperStitch closure product line.

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Sontra Completes SonoPrep Clinical Study

Rapid dermal anesthesia was achieved in a study using Sontra Medical's SonoPrep ultrasonic skin permeation followed by two minutes of active drug transport with iontophoresis, a needle-free method of delivering drugs through the skin using low-level electrical current, the company said.

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Novadaq Reports Positive Results in CABG Study

Novadaq Technologies announced that Nimesh Desai and Stephen Fremes reported data on a 120-patient prospective study conducted at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, using Novadaq's proprietary Spy Intra-operative Imaging System for the assessment of graft quality during Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG).

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Syneron Secondary Offering Priced at $28 Per Share

Syneron Medical has priced the offering of 7 million of its ordinary shares being sold by selling shareholders at $28 per share.

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Ambion Announces Continued Alliance With Wyeth

Ambion Diagnostics, a division of Ambion, has entered into a new agreement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to continue its alliance in the development and supply of cGMP-grade RNA that will be incorporated as a component in Wyeth's innovative vaccine program.

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Biomet Receives FDA Approval for New Product

Biomet announced that the FDA has granted marketing clearance for its patented ArComXL Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene, an engineered polymer that has demonstrated a 47 percent to 64 percent volumetric wear rate reduction over Biomet's own ArCom Polyethylene.

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Innocoll Granted Two Patents for Wound-Healing Products

Innocoll announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Syntacoll AG, has been granted two important patents.

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IVMD Announces Positive Results in Fetal Monitoring Trials

IVMD announced the results of recent clinical trials conducted in connection with its labor prediction device.

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EP MedSystems Announces Sales of Product From Offshore Facility

EP MedSystems, a maker of electrophysiology products used in cardiac rhythm management, began shipping certain EP catheters to its customers from its offshore manufacturing efforts in Mexico.

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ZymeQuest Exercises Option for Rights to Blood Platelet Technology

ZymeQuest, a company that discovers, develops and commercializes carbohydrate-modified blood products for use in transfusion medicine, has exercised its option to license worldwide rights to a new method of treating platelets developed by Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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ThermoGenesis Seeks New Patent Review

Fresh off a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruling that overturned a patent related to the collection and preservation of stem cells, ThermoGenesis - which makes equipment used to store such cells -- has asked the government to consider rejecting the claims made in two more.

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Cholestech Introduces C-Reactive Protein Test

Cholestech announced the introduction of the Cholestech LDX high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) test at the 54th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology.

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