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Biomedical Materials May 2008 Issue Including Research Alerts, Industry News and Regulatory Affairs.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Biomedical Materials - May 2008 Issue" report to their offering.


Manhattan Scientifics flags intent to buy Metallicum


* Valve offers improved solution for regaining of speech after voice box removal

* Cook launches self-adhesive staple graft in USA

* Fibrin sealant for use with burns wins US approval

* CardioTech pursues CE mark for synthetic coronary graft

Industry News:

* Bayer Healthcare affiliate completes tender offer for Possis Medical shares

* MiMedx Group signs licence agreement with SaluMedica

* CardioTech sells catheter subsidiary to Tacpro

* AxoGen, LifeNet form partnership to process nerve grafts

* Funding boost for UK medical engineering sector

* Cook wins patent infringement case against Edwards

Regulatory Affairs:

* Advanced Bionics must pay penalty to US Food and Drug Administration


* Cervical disc market is set to reach US$1 billion

* Eastern Europe sees rising demand for orthopaedic implants

Research Alert:

* Stents -- First in-human trial of small vessel stent takes place -- First implant of "world's longest peripheral stent" takes place

* Valves -- Surgeons carry out first implant of pulmonary human heart valve

* Cervical Discs

* LDR completes enrolment for two-level artificial cervical disc trial

Regulatory Affairs:

* US Food and Drug Administration issues draft guidelines on drug-eluting stents

* FDA updates recall of Medtronic pumps
Companies Mentioned:

- Bayer Healthcare
- Possis Medical shares
- MiMedx Group
- SaluMedica
- CardioTech
- Tacpro
- AxoGen
- LifeNet
- Cook
- Edwards

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