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Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
Integra LifeSciences Expands Uni-CP Compression System Product Range for Mid and Hindfoot Reconstruction
PLAINSBORO, N.J., July 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) announced today that it will release multiple product line extensions to the Uni-CP(TM) Compression System. The Uni-CP(TM) Compression System has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in the United States and a CE Mark Certification in the European Union. Integra will feature the product line extensions at the 25th Annual Summer Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, July 15-18, 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Payter Launches Versatile Contactless Reader Series
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, July 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Payter, after a successful trial with mobile payments in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), introduces two versatile contactless readers the P10 and P25. The readers, devices for M-commerce services and payments, are the first contactless readers that combine serial, USB and TCP/IP connection into one device.
NGAS Resources, Inc.
NGAS Closes $28 Million Sale of Gas Gathering Assets
LEXINGTON, Ky., July 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NGAS Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq:NGAS) today announced that it has closed the sale of a 50% undivided interest in 485 miles of Appalachian gas gathering facilities to Seminole Gas Company for $28 million. The gas gathering system spans parts of southeastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee and western Virginia, and interconnects with Spectra's East Tennessee Interstate pipeline network. NGAS applied all of the sale proceeds to reduce its credit facility to $52 million.
Power Medical Interventions, Inc.
Cutting Edge Obesity Surgery Successfully Completed With Power Medical Interventions'(r) Intelligent Surgical Instruments(tm)
LANGHORNE, Pa., July 16, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power Medical Interventions(r), Inc. (OTCBB:PMII), a leader in developing and commercializing Intelligent Surgical Instruments(tm), announced today that the company's proprietary i60 Mid Cut device was used at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami, Florida in a novel procedure known as laparoscopic vertical gastroplasty. This procedure is designed to combat obesity through a novel, less invasive surgical procedure which takes approximately 30 minutes to perform. The procedure was successful at reducing the size of the patient's stomach, without removing the stomach. This new minimally invasive procedure resulted in the patient losing 17 pounds in the first week following surgery. Jorge Sosa, M.D., chairman of the bariatric surgery department at Palmetto General Hospital, performed the procedure. He has successfully completed a total of seven laparoscopic vertical gastroplasties on morbidly obese patients, who are defined as having a Body Mass Index of 35 and over. Utilizing PMI's proprietary Mid Cut Reload and Intelligent 60 mm Endoscopic Linear Cutter, Dr. Sosa has had success with all seven patients, each of them having experienced significant weight loss in the weeks and months following the procedure.