FDA steps up scrutiny of stem cell therapies The U.

Federal officials about Fri seized from San Diego-based StemImmune Inc vials containing a huge selection of doses of the vaccine reserved limited to people at risky for smallpox, the FDA stated. The seizure followed recent FDA inspections that confirmed the vaccine was utilized to create an unapproved stem cell product, that was directed at cancer patients then, the agency added. The FDA sent a warning notice to a Sunrise also, Florida-based clinic for advertising stem cell products without regulatory approval as well as for main deviations from current great production practices.REUTERS/Tag BendeichAmplifon continues to be buying up hearing-aid retail stores, in Europe largely, and says it right now provides 9 % of the marketplace, nonetheless it encounters issues from hearing-aid manufacturers Sonova of Switzerland and William Demant of Denmark. Sonova has already been the second-largest store with around 7 %, according to Credit Suisse, after buying Dutch retail string AudioNova for approximately $1 billion this past year. They have said it really is thinking of buying merchants in the United Australia and Expresses. The retail marketplace for hearing aids is composed generally of small independent store chains, but has begun to consolidate as demand for hearing aids grows among ageing populations so that as manufacturers transfer to the retailing and servicing side.