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"When we had 600 dogs on the Porthcawl walk I saw a lot of them needed wheelchairs and strollers because they had IVDD."
All small breeds are predisposed to IVDD, and Cocker Spaniels and large dogs can also develop it.
Nowadays, MSCs implantation has become a promising method for the treatment of IVDD. With stem cells possessing therapeutic potential, to investigate the relationship between the function and state endogenous stem cells derived from NP with the pathogenic mechanisms contributing to IVDD, the key point here is the isolation of the stem cells.
Nonetheless, speaking for industry, Bernasconi noted that many of the proposed changes to the MDD and IVDD are welcome, as they will improve global competitiveness of the European IVD industry and facilitate access to new technology for patients.
Indeed, an amended IVDD is already planned for the beginning of 2012, although implementation is unlikely to be before 2015.
Elkhart Lake, WI, February 09, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Techel's dog Frankie was diagnosed with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in 2006 which resulted in partial paralysis.
* "Requirements for Good Testing Practices (MDD, IVDD, EN ISO/IEC 17025, GLP)," Jean-Pierre Boutrand, General Manager, Scientific Director Biomatech, a NAMSA Division.
--Owners often experience a high degree of anxiety when IVDD has caused acute paralysis of their pet.
Medical Device Regulations, supra note 28 at Part 3; Medical Devices Bureau, Health Canada, Preparation of an Application for Investigational Testing--In Vitro Diagnostic Devices (IVDD)--Guidance Document (Ottawa: Health Canada, 1998), online: Health Canada <http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/alt_formats/hpfb-dgpsa/pdf/md-im/test_iv3_e.pdf>.
His responsibilities include the program development and technical expertise for UL's medical regulatory programs including FDA 510(k) and inspection programs, CMDCAS (Canada) and European MDD, and IVDD Notified Bodies.
Also, the need for quantitative assays due to Europe's increasing unmonitored population and EU's In Vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD) that requires approval will convince end users to favour commercial kits.
Medical devices are currently regulated under three main Directives covering respectively active implantable medical devices (AIMD), medical devices (MDD) and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDD).
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