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Marczyk Stanislaw: Powered surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare, September 17, 2008: EP1970014-A1 (398 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler which includes a tool assembly having a pair of opposing tissue engaging surfaces for deforming a plurality of surgical fasteners through and fastening tissue is disclosed. The surgical stapler includes a housing having a fixed handle and a moveable handle mounted to said housing ...


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Yamanaka Shinya: Nuclear reprogramming factor. Univ Kyoto, September 17, 2008: EP1970446-A1 (56 worldwide citation)

There is provided a nuclear reprogramming factor for a somatic cell, which comprises a gene product of each of the following three kinds of genes: an Oct family gene, a Klf family gene, and a Myc family gene, as a means for inducing reprogramming of a differentiated cell to conveniently and highly r ...


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Haueter Ulrich, Kuehni Florian: Dosing device for an intravenous infusion system. Hoffmann La Roche, Roche Diagnostics, September 17, 2008: EP1970677-A1 (38 worldwide citation)

The dosing device (1) has rotary or slide dosing units, and supply and delivery terminals which are opened and closed. The changeable volume of the dosing units is filled with a substance which is to be delivered by the terminals. The supply and delivery terminal has an opening of dosing unit. Indep ...


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Blackburn John C, Freese Robert P, Perkins David L: Optical analysis system and method for real time multivariate optical computing. Ometric, September 17, 2008: EP1969326-A1 (34 worldwide citation)

An optical analysis system and method for determining information carried by light include a multivariate optical element disposed in the system to receive a source light from an illumination source; filtering the source light through a spectral element in the optical element analysis system; reflec ...


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Dave Vipul Bhupendra, Cook David, White Brian R, Johnstone Stephen, Leidner Jacob: An apparatus and method for making a vascular stent. Cordis, September 17, 2008: EP1970185-A2 (29 worldwide citation)

An apparatus (100) and a method for preparing a polymeric structure from which a number of medical devices may be constructed are described. The structures are preferably formed from bioabsorbable materials using low temperature fabrication processes, whereby drugs or other bio-active agents are inc ...


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Susman Hector Filippus Alexand, Stewart Kenneth Roderick, Stewart Donald: Underwater turbine housing and mounting structure. Rotech Holdings, September 17, 2008: GB2447514-A (26 worldwide citation)

An underwater turbine and generator unit 2 comprises first and second housing parts 4, 6 which define a flow channel 44, and connecting means 8 for connecting the first and second housing parts together. The connecting means 8 comprise a plurality of bars 22. The generator 2 has a base 28 having thr ...


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Parsonage Edward, Lasch James, Kangas Steve, Seppala Jan D: Anti-adhesion agents for drug coatings. Boston Scient Barbados Hom, September 17, 2008: EP1968662-A2 (25 worldwide citation)

Coated medical devices and methods for coating such devices are disclosed. The invention is directed to the use of an anti-adhesion agent in a coating for a medical device. More particularly, the invention is directed to a medical device comprising an anti-adhesion agent that prevents the self-adhes ...


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Tsurume Takuya, Sugiyama Eiji, Dozen Yoshitaka, Ohtani Hisashi: Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof. Semiconductor Energy Lab, September 17, 2008: EP1970951-A2 (23 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a semiconductor device which is not easily damaged by external local pressure. The present invention further provides a method for manufacturing a highly-reliable semiconductor device, which is not destructed by external local pressure, with a high yield. A structure b ...


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Watanabe Takeshi: Method for production of antigen-specific hybridoma using artificial lymph node with good efficiency. Riken, September 17, 2008: EP1970444-A1 (23 worldwide citation)

Provided herein is a method for efficiently producing a hybridoma producing a specific antibody using an artificial lymph node. The method for producing an antigen-specific monoclonal antibody, comprising the following steps of: (a) immunizing a nonhuman animal with an antigen and then transplanting ...


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Liniger Juerg, Wyss Martin, Thalmann Christian, Weibel Michael: Insertion head for medical or pharmaceutical applications. Hoffmann La Roche, Roche Diagnostics, September 17, 2008: EP1970091-A1 (22 worldwide citation)

The head has housing formed by two grip components (10, 12). A flexible cannula (5) is supported by a puncture device (15). The device and the cannula are in a protected position inside the housing and are deployed by gripping the housing parts and moving one of the parts relative to the other. The ...