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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
New Wound Care Product Offers the Next Step in Healing
A new antimicrobial wound dressing that uses a patient’s cells to regenerate lost tissue may soon replace antiseptics, stitches, and skin grafts now used to treat chronic wounds. The dressing promises to reduce the risk of scarring and infection while making the healing...
October 30, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Manipulating Genetic Code
Scientists have demonstrated an “incredibly powerful” ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies. One altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is...
October 27, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
‘Handful of Changes’ Make Cancer
British scientists have worked out how many changes it takes to transform a healthy cell into a cancer. The team, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, showed the answer was a tiny handful, between one and 10 mutations depending on the type of...
October 24, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Harvard’s New Biosensitive Tattoos Could Replace Smart Wearables
Thanks to wearable technology, you can go for a run and a fitness tracker will tell you how long you’ve exercised, your heart rate, and how many calories you’ve probably burned. That’s cool, sure, but there’s only so much it can tell you. Sitting on the...
October 20, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Let’s stick together: Why materials matter with skin-worn wearables
Medical wearables are intrinsic to digital health’s exciting future, but before a new skin-worn device hits the market, it must pass muster for biocompatibility, patient comfort and performance. Material suppliers and converters can help device makers through the material selection process. A digital...
October 9, 2017
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
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