Novel materials for longer-wearing bone implants and PDT for more focused cardiac ablation
This article was originally published in Clinica
The following analysis comprises a selection of some of the most interesting patent applications published during September 2009 and is split into key clinical areas for ease of reading and trend spotting.
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