Posted: Jun 15, 2014

Method for Vitrification of Articular Cartilage for Long Term Storage

Description Osteochondral allografting is an effective technique for treating osteochondral defects; however, its utility is limited by the availability of clinically suitable osteochondral tissues. Current methods allow only for short......


Posted: Jun 2, 2014

Introducer for Intervertebral Implant

Description Spinal fusion procedure is a surgical technique used to eliminate abnormal motion of the spine by combining two or more vertebrae. In 2006, approximately 450,000 spinal fusion procedures were......


Posted: May 13, 2014

Crysosim

A novel technique for stem-cell storage and preservation Description Cryopreservation is a core enabling technology for the transplantation of natural and engineered cells and tissues. Successful transplantation of human cells......


Posted: Mar 15, 2014

Aptamers for the Diagnosis of Virulent Strep A Infections

Description The Limitation of Point of Care Strep A Test Kits Streptococcus A ("Strep A" or GAS) infections are associated with scarlet fever, necrotizing fasciitis, and "strep throat". There are......


Posted: Feb 15, 2014

Aptamers for the Detection of Hepatitis B

Description Approx. 350 million people are chronically infected by hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinomas. Diagnostic tests for this virus are......


Posted: Feb 2, 2014

Predictive marker for taxane responsiveness of cancer patients

Description University of Alberta researchers have identified a predictive marker to screen patients that are being considered for taxane-based chemotherapy. Elevated levels of this protein marker correlate with increased breast......