This Month's Profile Groups: Upheaval and Opportunity Reshape The Oncology Market features profiles of Cyterix Pharmaceuticals, Polaris, Tocagen, Tragara Pharmaceuticals and VentiRx Pharmaceuticals. Patient-Centric Devices Promise Cost-Efficient Wound Care features profiles of Reapplix, Spiracur and Wound Solutions. Plus these Start-Ups Across Health Care: Cebix, Jan Medical, Life Recovery Systems, Respira and SeptRx.
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Patent foramen ovale can be a contributing factor for stroke, chronic migraine, decompression sickness and obstructive sleep apnea. SeptRx Inc.'s percutaneous device for treating PFO is unique in that it mirrors the anatomy of the flat tunnel of tissue that characterizes PFO. Not only is the device itself flat, but its frame laterally stretches the tunnel to keep it flat and bring the tissue surfaces in contact.
Life Recovery Systems HD LLC's ThermoSuit system lowers body temperatures to the therapeutic hypothermia range in a mere 20 to 30 minutes by bringing nearly the entire surface of the patient's skin into direct contact with continuous flowing ice water.