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Cleveland Clinic First To Perform Nephrectomy Completely Transvaginally

...secutive years. Institute physicians have pioneered medical advances including partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery, and the bioartificial kidney, while serving tens of thousands of patients annually. For more information on the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, visit http://www....

Top 10 Heart-Stroke Advances for 2008

...tins. U.S. researchers advanced efforts to grow new hearts for patients dying from heart failure. They showed it's possible to create a functioning bioartificial heart "using a matrix from which cells had been removed as a platform in which new immuno-compatible cardiac cells could survive and function." Ano...

American Heart Association 2008 Wrap-Up Report: Top Research Advances Include Studies That Influence Medical Care, Apply Science To 'Real World' Communities

... Perfusion-decellularized matrix: using nature's platform to engineer a bioartificial heart In patients with very severe heart failure, mechanical art...model, researchers demonstrated that it is possible to create a functioning bioartificial heart using a matrix from which cells had been removed as a platform in whi...

Cell transplantation and diabetes: New sites, new devices

...y of Pittsburgh Medical Center, vanderwindtd@upmc.edu , Engineering a bioartificial pancreas Another review by Dr. Cherie Stabler and colleagues from the D...of these two treatments increased vascularization and blood flow around the bioartificial pancreas when compared to control implants," noted Stabler. Encapsulatio...

New Hope for Liver Diseases

...which are crucial in drug metabolism. Other clinical applications, he said, include the fact that the liver cells generated in vitro could be used in bioartificial devices, helping maintain normal function when the liver fails. Down the road, said another investigator, Dr. Philip Newsome, the hope is that the ...

Bioartificial Kidney Cuts Death Risk, Improves Outcomes

... Another successful clinical trial suggests that a bioartificial kidney to save the lives of people with acute rena...g cartridge that's critical to the function of the bioartificial kidney -- significantly reduced death risk and spe...." He and his colleagues started developing the bioartificial kidney more than a decade ago. The device includes...

Arbios Announces Management Changes

... Assist Device, a novel blood purification therapy that provides enhanced "liver dialysis," and the HepatAssist(TM) Cell-Based Liver Support System, a bioartificial liver that combines blood detoxification with liver cell therapy to replace whole liver function in patients with the most severe forms of liver failu...

Arbios Systems, Inc's Q2/07 Analyst Review Issued by Scimitar Equity Research, Inc.

... Assist Device, a novel blood purification therapy that provides enhanced "liver dialysis," and the HepatAssist(TM) Cell-Based Liver Support System, a bioartificial liver that combines blood detoxification with liver cell therapy to replace whole liver function in patients with the most severe forms of liver failu...

Stem Cells Keeping Patients Alive

...die unless they receive a liver transplant. A bioartificial liver along with pig stem cells significantly redu...y.Survival at 30 days in patients who received the bioartificial liver was 71 percent compared to 62 percent for th... who received standard care. Researchers found the bioartificial liver provided a 44-percent reduction in death amo...
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Arbios Provides Clinical Strategy for SEPET(TM) Pivotal Trial

... Assist Device, a novel blood purification therapy that provides enhanced "liver dialysis," and the HepatAssist(TM) Cell-Based Liver Support System, a bioartificial liver that combines blood detoxification with liver cell therapy to replace whole liver function in patients with the most severe forms of liver failu...

HepaLife's PBS-1 Cells for Influenza Vaccine Production Prove Superior at International Conference

...p://www.hepalife.com/20070410-1.html.php) In previous weeks, HepaLife's proprietary bioreactor system, the main mechanical component of its patented bioartificial liver device, successfully replicated the liver's key function -- removal of toxic ammonia and synthesis of urea. Researchers consider this ability vi...
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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 30, 2008

...ttp://pubs.acs.org/cen/science/86/8618sci4.html ] scheduled for the May 5 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS weekly newsmagazine. The so-called bioartificial pancreas also could help keep blood sugar closer to normal levels, and perhaps reduce the risk of diabetic complications, which include blindness, kid...

UC Davis researchers move biotechnology closer to replacing electronic pacemakers

...ientists use this ability to deliver genes of interest into cells. In a matter of days following the gene transfer, the pigs' hearts had generated bioartificial nodes at the injection sites. Li explained that, through gene expression, normal muscle cells of the heart were converted into pacemaker cells by a pr...

Bioartificial kidney under study at MCG

... Whether a bioartificial kidney containing billions of donor kidney cells will help intensive care patients with kidney failure survive is under study at the Medical College o...
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Arbios Sells HepatAssist Bioartificial Liver System to HepaLife Technologies, Inc.

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arbios Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ABOS) today announced that it has sold all its rights and interest in its bioartificial liver system, HepatAssist, to HepaLife Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HPLF), a Boston-based biotechnolog...
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