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The experimental procedure adopted was the following: Temperature sweeps have been carried out in the range -80 - 120 [degree] C, by fixed steps of 2 [degree] C and a conditioning time of two minutes.
Novilase is FDA-cleared and is not an experimental procedure.
The experimental procedure marks the launch of a research study approved by the Food and Drug Administration in January to assess a breakthrough technology that could save the lives of thousands of people with heart valve disease who have no other treatment options.
Gibbons told them that an experimental procedure called preimplantation diagnosis might help them deliver a healthy child.
Each experimental procedure is preceded by focused theoretical discussion, making the text self-contained yet non-redundant with lecture texts.
The experimental procedure is the result of some 20 years of product research and development by ABIOMED, Inc.
And thanks to an experimental procedure that delivers visual information to one side of the brain or the other, the researchers also conclude that the baboon's left hemisphere orchestrares this accomplishment.
Fisher marks his six-month anniversary date this week of the innovative experimental procedure.
However, the experimental procedure remains a risky gambit for the tiny fetus.
The patient who last week received the world's first fully implantable, battery-powered heart learned of the bionic part while reading Newsweek's cover story "The Next Frontiers: How Technology Will Heal Your Heart" (issue dated June 25) and contacted his doctor in the hope that he would be eligible for the experimental procedure.
But Anderson also told reporters that related studies, in which cancer patients will receive genetically enhanced tumor-killing cells, remain stalled because of a technical problems and because of a previously unpublicized "hold" placed on the procedure by some FDA revieweres who -- despite the agency's approval last month -- remain concerned about a potential risk of the experimental procedure.
Invitrogen, part of Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), a provider of innovative life science solutions, announced today that GIBCO cell culture media products were used in an experimental procedure to replace the trachea of a woman whose lung had collapsed.

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