New Products & Services

August 15, 2006

Horsham, PA-Biocoat, Inc. has received FDA approval of the PICSI sperm selection device to facilitate assisted reproduction.

Sperm selection method for ART gains FDA approval

For more information, visit http://www.biocoat.com/.

Raleigh, NC-The DVS wireless radiation sensor from Sicel Techologies, Inc., which uses telemetric "SmartMarker" technology to facilitate tumor location and dose verification, has received FDA clearance for use in prostate cancer. The permanently implantable 20 mm ? 2 mm sensor verifies the dose of radiation actually delivered to the prostate tumor and to normal surrounding tissues. In a multicenter study, physicians using a hand-held reader were able to determine the actual dose of radiation being delivered to the tumor after each treatment.

For more information, visit http://www.siceltech.com/.

Updated booklet highlights kidney stone management

San Antonio-Revised and reissued by Mission Pharmacal Co., ABCs of Medical Management of Stones uses text and graphics to present the most current information on kidney stone disease, from diagnosis to patient evaluation and risk assessment, stone analysis, treatment options, and long-term management. Written by physicians who are experts on stone disease, the booklet is intended for use by physicians and other medical professionals. Content is also available on CD-ROM.

For more information, call 800-292-7364.

Portable x-ray/CR unit works with digital systems

For more information, visit http://www.kodak.com/go/health.

Prostate cancer DVD is a resource for patients

Phoenix-Urologist and prostate cancer survivor Larry L. Bans, MD, has released a DVD for men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. In 30 minutes, Your Prostate Biopsy is Positive-Here's What you Should Know clearly explains what the diagnosis means, describes any other tests that may be required, and discusses treatment options and their benefits and drawbacks. A risk assessment guide helps patients evaluate treatment options and computer-animated models and illustrations aid the patient in understanding how each treatment may affect him.

For more information, visit http://www.psa.md/