Supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

AGA announces 2013 Buying the Future Student Research Fellowship Award recipients Illustrating a commitment to the support of underrepresented minority experts, the American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation provides announced the inaugural AGA Investing in the Future Student Study Fellowship Award recipients. Supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases , this new award helps underrepresented minority students to further their research careers in digestive nutrition and disease research. By establishing this brand-new award, AGA demonstrates its commitment to promoting and fostering the involvement, advancement and acknowledgement of underrepresented minorities within the GI community, said Byron Cryer, MD, seat of the AGA Underrepresented Minorities Committee .

Component of European Patent 0 808 138. AGA Medical decided to appeal from this decision. The U.K. Court of Appeal in London announced its decision confirming that said Figulla ASD and PFO occluders do not infringe said patent. AGA asked for authorization to appeal to the Supreme Courtroom , but that software was refused. It really is now open to AGA to make an application direct to the Supreme Courtroom for permission to charm, but authorization is granted just sparingly, such as in situations that involve a spot of law of public importance. Tor Peters, CEO of Occlutech says; We have become happy with the courts decision that again brings clearness to Occlutech’s position our exclusive patented braiding technology is certainly fundamentally different from the older technology.