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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Medtronic’s Tyrx Antibacterial Envelope Aims to Reduce Infection Rates
Medtronic PLC has quietly signed up more than 140 U.S. hospitals and clinics in a program that aims to cut infection rates in heart devices using its innovative dissolvable surgical envelopes and rebates. Replacing heart devices that have become infected is estimated to...
June 19, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
FDA Releases List of Reuseable Medical Devices with Highest Infection Risk
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday published a list of reusable medical devices that hold the greatest risk of infection transmission or poor performance if not appropriately reprocessed, reports Regulatory Focus.   The agency will now require device makers to submit validated...
June 12, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Chicago Startup Iterum Therapeutics Raises $65M to Combat Drug-resistant Superbugs
A small pharma company in Chicago just got big money to fight an even bigger problem: drug-resistant infections that spread in hospitals. Iterum Therapeutics has raised $65 million in an oversubscribed Series B round of funding. The money will go toward the development...
May 23, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Axovant Sciences Announced Good News for Dementia Patients
Axovant Sciences has announced positive preliminary results from a Phase II trial directed at reducing hallucinations in patients with dementia. Axovant Sciences is a biotech located in Bermuda, a British tropical island in the Atlantic ocean. From there, the company develops drugs against...
February 14, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Press Releases:  Siemens Healthineers Announces New Immunoassay for the Detection of Zika Virus
Siemens Healthineers announced today its CE-marked immunoassay—the Novagnost® Zika Virus IgM µ-capture Assay(1)—is now commercially available to laboratories outside of the U.S. The Novagnost Zika Virus IgM µ-capture Assay1 enables enhanced patient outcomes through differential diagnostics according to the WHO test algorithm. The...
February 1, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
US Woman Killed by Superbug Resistant to Every Available Antibiotic
A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said. The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain...
January 24, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Terumo, Xenex Ink Japanese Distro Deal for LightStrike Room Disinfection Robot
Terumo Corp. (TYO:4543) said today it inked a Japanese distribution deal with Xenex to distribute its Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots in the region. The LightStrike device is designed to use pulsed xenon ultraviolet room disinfection technology to remove pathogens such as C. diff, staphylococcus...
January 6, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
FDA Bans Its Second Medical Device Ever
(NEWSER) – The Food and Drug Administration has banned only the second medical device ever, and it’s sort of an unlikely one: powdered medical gloves. Powder has for decades been added to (now a small minority) of latex medical gloves to help healthcare...
December 22, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Drexel Researchers Getting Closer to New Ultrasonic Treatment for Chronic Wounds
Drexel University researchers are one step closer to offering a new treatment for the millions of patients who suffer from slow-healing, chronic wounds. The battery-powered applicator — as small and light as a watch — is the first portable and potentially wearable device...
December 14, 2016
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