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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
First Jellyfish-based biologics manufacturer receives funding
Jellagen, a pioneer in marine biotechnologies based in Wales, has closed a £3.8m funding round led by Newable Private Investing, the Development Bank of Wales, and Angel Investors. Newable Private Investing is one of the UK’s leading private investment groups,...
May 4, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Graphene spikes on implants can kill harmful bacteria
A tiny layer of graphene flakes becomes a deadly weapon and kills bacteria, stopping infections during procedures such as implant surgery. This is the findings of new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, recently published in the scientific journal...
April 24, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
AirAlle Medical Device for Head Lice
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lynn Smith spent most of her career marketing advances in medical technology as a sales and business development executive for biotech companies. When the Smith family was confronted with head lice for...
April 4, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
FDA Keeps Contraceptive on Market After it Makes Women Sick
Last month, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb met with a group of women who’ve been knocking on the agency’s door for years. Online, they’re known as E-sisters: women who were implanted with the permanent “non-incisional” contraceptive called Essure, which consists...
April 2, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Worm’s Living in Woman’s Eye Lead to Interesting Discovery
(CNN) Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long. “I looked at it, and it was moving,” recalled 28-year-old Abby Beckley of Grants Pass, Oregon. “And...
February 13, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Second Sight Touts 1st-in-human Orion Cortical Implant
Second Sight Medical (NSDQ:EYES) today announced the first trial implantation of its Orion cortical visual prosthesis system and updated on implantations of its Argus device and enrollment in an upcoming study. The first implantation procedure was performed late last month by Dr....
February 9, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
FDA: Ongoing Efforts to Mitigate Impact of Saline Shortages During this Flu Season
As flu activity remains widespread across the U.S., the FDA continues to monitor this situation closely and in coordination with our colleagues at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’re continuing to take steps to help ensure that...
February 5, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot
UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics. The study was published in Advanced Materials. The...
February 1, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Kinsa the Crowdsourced Smart Thermometer Data Now Rivals the CDC at Tracking Flu Trends 
Kinsa is one of the leading digital health companies in the smart thermometer space, but the company’s mission has never been to sell thermometers. Instead, Kinsa has always seen itself as a big data company. With the recent public launch...
January 22, 2018
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