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Selected Start-Ups Formed in 1999 (12/99)

Executive Summary

In Vivo summarizes the technologies of several medical companies founded within the last year. Dexcom Inc. will commercialize an implantable glucose sensor. EID Solutions uses radio frequency to track specimens in a variety of health care settings. Ican Inc. will establish a website to give doctors and nurses easy access to the latest information on infection control. Praxis Pharmaceuticals is developing carbohydrate-based drugs for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, among others. Vector Medical is developing guidance and positioning systems to assist in the placement of implants, catheters and microsurgical instruments.

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