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November 7, 2007 - Patients’ own stem cells injected into their hearts after treatment for an ST elevation heart attack improved their hearts’ improved pumping ability, researchers reported during...

October 9, 2007 - W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that the FDA granted approval for the use of GORE HELEX Septal Occluder with a modified catheter delivery system indicated for the...

September 27, 2007 - Sutura Inc., a developer of minimally invasive vascular suturing devices, announced today that the first patient to receive a SuperStitch EL to close a Patent Foramen Ovale (...

September 13, 2007 - Millennium Research Group (MRG) conducted a detailed analysis of the stem cell therapy market in its "U.S. Markets for Stem Cell Therapies 2007" report, which shows while the...

September 11, 2007 - CellCyte Genetics Corp. has entered into a collaborative research agreement with physician scientists at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to investigate the presence and...

August 28, 2007 - Human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived cardiomyocytes improve heart function when transplanted after myocardial infarction, according to a study published in Nature...

July 20, 2007 – Oraganogenesis Inc. announced that it has received regulatory approval in Canada and Europe for BioSTAR, a device that incorporates a bioresorbable collagen scaffold used to treat...

June 20, 2007 —Robotic surgical technology available at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center avoids long-term use of blood thinners and problems such as infection by repairing the mitral valve instead of...

June 19, 2007 – Cardica Inc. and Cook Medical today announced that they have entered into an agreement to develop and commercialize a specialized device designed to close the patent foramen ovale...

June 11, 2007 — Cardio BioSciences and Mayo Clinic announced today that they have entered into a collaborative agreement related to the licensing of Mayo Clinic research, know-how and intellectual...

May 15, 2007 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced last week that its subsidiary, Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against CoreValve Inc., of Irvine, Calif...

May 7, 2007 — Australia's adult stem cell company, Mesoblast Limited, has announced that the FDA has cleared the Investigational New Drug Submission (IND) of its U.S.-based sister company,...

April 24, 2007 — NMT Medical Inc. has announced it has received conditional approval from the FDA to its revised study hypothesis and statistical plan in the CLOSURE I patent foramen ovale (PFO)/...

April 18, 2007 — Associated Press reports that on Tuesday U.S. marshals and FDA investigators began seizing heart valves and other implantable medical devices made from cow and pig tissue by a New...

Dr. Nabil Dib, M.D., M.Sc., director of Cardiovascular Cell Therapy at University of California San Diego, reported how 23 patients in an FDA trial were safely transformed from advanced heart...

March 29, 2007 — At the ACC this week Dr. Nabil Dib, M.D., M.Sc., director of Cardiovascular Cell Therapy at University of California San Diego, reported how 23 patients in an FDA trial were...