June 2016: DBAs

DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office April 4 to April 28, 2016 [Read more…]

Lacona firm uses its technology to help build trachea: Equipment aids Korean tot

BioSpherix, a company based in Lacona, provided a cell incubation system used by an international team of surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Illinois to create and implant a windpipe into a 32-month-old Korean toddler born without a trachea.

Hannah Warren, who was unable to breathe, talk, swallow, eat or drink since birth, was the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment, conducted at the hospital April 9.

The toddler had spent her life in a neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, before the ground-breaking operation.The trachea was created using the toddler’s own stem cells.

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