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12/19/14 - FDA Approves Bovie Ultimate Generator [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Bovie Medical has received FDA 510 approval for the Bovie Ultimate generator. According to a release from Bovie Medical, the Bovie Ultimate is a high frequency electrosurgical generator that can be used for delivery of RF energy and/or helium gas plasma to cut, coagulate and ablate soft tissue during open and laparoscopic surgical procedures.
12/19/14 - FDA Approves Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) Injection [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals reported that Somatuline Depot Injection 120 mg was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in adult patients with unresectable, well or moderately differentiated, locally advanced or metastatic disease to improve progression-free survival.
12/19/14 - FDA Grants Approval to Cerus to Intercept Blood System for Plasma [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Cerus said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Intercept Blood System for plasma. In a release, Cerus reported that the Intercept plasma system is approved for ex vivo preparation of plasma in order to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection when treating patients requiring therapeutic plasma transfusion.
12/19/14 - iGrow hair growth helmet from Boca cleared for women [Sun Sentinel]
Dec. 19-- Apira Science, which makes a laser helmet system to grow hair, has received FDA marketing clearance for sales to women. Apira, based in Boca Raton, received FDA clearance for sales to men in 2012. Clearance by the FDA doesn't mean a product works, only that it's not harmful. The iGrow system, which retails for $695, is sold online at igro
12/18/14 - Elekta Flexitron brachytherapy treatment delivery available in China
--Elekta announces that the China Food and Drug Administration has approved Elekta's Flexitron ® brachytherapy afterloading platform for sale and marketing in China. In China there is a high prevalence of gynecologic cancers, as well lung, breast, colorectum and esophagus cancers. Anming Gong, Elekta's Managing Director for China, says: " Elekta i
12/18/14 - EOS imaging Receives FDA Approval for hipEOS [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
EOS imaging reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved hipEOS, a 3 D hip arthroplasty planning software based on EOS stereo-radiographic 2 D/3D imaging. Developed by OneFit medical, an EOS imaging group company, the software enables surgeons to perform, using EOS unique stereo- radiographic 2 D/3D low dose images, pre-surgical

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