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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Ambrosia a Vampiric Startup Harvesting Blood from the Young
That we now call “intergenerational fairness” has suffered a lot lately, and it’s not about to be improved by the news that the Baby Boomers are sucking the blood of the young. Although, in fairness, they are only after the plasma. In Monterey,...
August 22, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Ohio State Researchers Created a Medical Device That Can Repair Organs in Seconds
Researchers at Ohio State have created a brand new piece of medical technology that has the potential to save lives quickly and effectively in a brand new way. It is called Tissue Nanotransfection (#TNT) and it was created by the school’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based...
August 21, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Did Your Doc Clean his Stethoscope Before Using it on YOU?
How would you feel if the stethoscope used by your doctor to listen to your heart and lungs was teeming with potentially unfriendly bacteria? You know the drill. A stethoscope is one of the first medical devices anyone encounters, at any age during...
August 16, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Medical Device Heal Thyself: Self-healing rubber on the horizon
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal. The research is published in Advanced Materials. Self-healing materials aren’t new — researchers at...
August 15, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Treat Chronic Pain with New Medical Device and not Opioids
Terri Bryant was working at a cheese factory in 2000 when she injured the delicate, rubbery discs between her spinal bones. That was the start of her chronic pain. Two years later, she had back surgery and started regularly taking fentanyl, a powerful...
August 1, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Spider Silk Repairs Damaged Nerves and Tissues
The golden orb-weaver spider from Tanzania spins such strong webs that Tanzanian fishermen use them for fishing. Their spider silk is more tear-resistant than nylon and four times more elastic than steel, is heat-stable up to 250° C, extremely waterproof and, on top...
July 28, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
‘Microneedle’ Patch Promises Painless Flu Vaccine
Would you be more likely to get your flu vaccine if, instead of getting a shot, you could simply stick a patch on your skin? A small new study suggests that such a patch is safe to use and that people preferred it...
July 7, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
The New War On Sepsis
By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than a dozen patients showing signs of sepsis. They included a 61-year-old mechanic...
June 28, 2017
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
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