Ferno-Washington, Inc.

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Ferno-Washington, Inc. (Ferno) is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of professional emergency, mortuary, and healthcare products. The company is principally focused on the patient handling solutions for emergency, mortuary, aviation, military and rescue. Ferno offers a wide range of products in the areas of patient transport solutions, oxygen and airway management, backboards and immobilization, splinting devices, trauma bags and stretchers. The company operates its business across Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia and Asia Pacific. The company is headquartered in Ohio, the US.

Vivostat AS

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Vivostat A/S (Vivostat) is a privately-held medical device company principally engaged in the research, production and sale of medical devices. The company focuses on improving the quality of surgical sealant and wound care procedures. The company is chiefly into the development of Vivostat System, a fully automated system for on site preparation and application of patient derived fibrin sealant. Its products are used principally in cardiac, thoracic and hepatic surgery. The company markets its products to surgical departments and wound care centers in Europe and Asia. The companys research and development (RD) activity is principally into developing novel equipment for a more safe and rapid recovery for the patients in critical and delicate surgeries. Vivostat is headquartered in Alleroed, Denmark.

Symphogen AS

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Symphogen A/S (Symphogen) is a privately-held biopharmaceutical company. It is engaged in development of therapeutic polyclonal antibodies (pAb), a new class of biopharmaceuticals, for the treatment of serious human diseases. The company is developing antibody therapeutics using its proprietary Symplex discovery and Sympress manufacturing technology platforms. Its product pipeline includes Rozrolimopab/ ITP, Rozrolimopab / HDN, Sym002, Sym003, Sym004, Sym005, Sym006, Sym007, Sym008, Sym009 and Sym011. The companys technology is validated through corporate partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the US, Europe and Japan. The company is also located in Princeton, New Jersey, the US. Symphogen is headquartered in Lyngby, Denmark.

Bio-Gate Ag (BIG)

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Bio-Gate AG (Bio-Gate) is a German based medical technology company principally involved in the development of silver technology and manufacturing of antimicrobial agents. The different technologies are used to refine cosmetics, consumer goods and industrial products. The company offers the plasma coating through silver technology under the brand name, Hyprotect and antimicrobial agents under the brand name HyMedic, MicroSilver BG and MicroSilver BG-Tec that are used in endowing the antimicrobial property to products and materials. In addition, the company offers services like biological screening, antimicrobial testing, product registration support and microbiological consulting services. Bio-Gate along with its subsidiaries markets the products and services to manufacturers of medical equipments, electronic goods, transportation, industrial plants, white goods, textiles, skin care products in the US and European countries. The company is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany.

Beckman Coulter, Inc.

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Beckman Coulter, Inc. (Beckman) is principally engaged in the manufacture and marketing of biomedical laboratory instruments, software and supplies that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical tests. Its products are used in a wide range of applications such as medical research, clinical trials and drug discovery, and diagnostic laboratories in hospitals. The company operates through two reportable business segments, namely, Clinical Diagnostics and Life Science. The company has its operations in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Its products are sold in over 160 countries worldwide. The company has an installed base of over 200,000 clinical and research systems operating in laboratories around the world. Beckman is headquartered in California, the US.

Coloplast AS (COLO B)

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Coloplast A/S (Coloplast) is a medical device company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of products and services in the field of medical care. Its products cater to customers’ needs in the areas of ostomy care, urology and continence care, and wound and skin care. The company’s research and development (RD) activities focus on clinical studies and innovative technological advances in wound care and urology care. Coloplast supplies its products through subsidiaries and distributors to numerous hospitals, institutions, wholesalers and retailers internationally. The company classifies its geographical operations into three regions, namely, Europe, Americas and Rest of the world. Coloplast is headquartered in Humlebaek, Denmark.

William Demant Holding AS (WDH)

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William Demant Holding A/S (WDH) engages in the development, manufacture and distribution of innovative and high-technology solutions for hearing aids and communication of individuals. The company focuses on three business areas, Hearing Aids, Diagnostic Instruments and Personal Communication. It operates through a three reportable business segments namely development, manufacturing and sale of products and equipments developed for people’s hearing and communication. The company include Hearing Aids, Diagnostic Instruments and Personal Communication. The group classifies its geographic segments into five regions namely Europe, the North America, Pacific Rim, Asia, and Other countries. It has about 60 wholly owned subsidiaries. The company Research and Development (RD) is principally into the development of new business concepts, prototype construction. WDH is headquartered in Smorum, Denmark.

Instrumentation Laboratory Company

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Instrumentation Laboratory Company (IL) engages in the development, manufacture and distribution of laboratory products for the in vitro diagnostic market. The company develops products such as reagents, centrifugal analyzers, enhanced solid state fluidics, CO-Oximetry, calibrators, controls and coagulation analyzers that are used in critical care and hemostasis, and in laboratories. It offers microcoagulation, blood testing, quality control, and coagulation analyzer systems; and IMPACT Report Writer, a windows application that consolidates data from the analyzers. The company has operations in the UK, France, Italy, Uruguay, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Austria, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and the US, among others. It is a subsidiary of Werfen Group. IL is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, the US.

What Causes Leg Pain?

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Main Category: Pain / Anesthetics
Also Included In: Sports Medicine / Fitness;  Arthritis / Rheumatology
Article Date: 21 Feb 2012 – 13:00 PST

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Leg pain refers to any kind of pain that occurs between the heels and the pelvis. There are many reasons for leg pain, and not all of them are caused by a problem that originates in the leg; some injuries or spinal problems can cause aches and pains in the leg(s).

Arthritis and Lupus Linked To Lower Birth Rates

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Main Category: Lupus
Also Included In: Arthritis / Rheumatology;  Women’s Health / Gynecology
Article Date: 21 Feb 2012 – 10:00 PST

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A multi-center study of a national survey published in Arthritis Care and Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), has established that over half of women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have fewer children than desired.