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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Patient Hand Hygiene: The Missing Link
Abstract: Hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) are a major threat to patient safety and there is substantial evidence that good hand hygiene reduces the transmission of these diseases. However, most hand hygiene initiatives have focused on the role of the healthcare worker, caregiver, volunteer,...
January 8, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
This Is Why You Absolutely Need To Stop Wearing Shoes In Your House
Have you ever been to someone’s home and they have all the shoes by the front door outside of the house? I have had several friends mostly from eastern and/or Asian families who do this. I always found it interesting personally considering growing...
January 7, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Xenex Wins 1st Place Infection Control ESP Award
Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot was awarded the first place Infection Control award in Surgical Products’ annual Excellence in Surgical Products Awards. To learn more about the product, Surgical Products connected with the experts at Xenex. ​ Numerous studies have shown that standard cleaning practices leave contamination on OR surfaces that can contribute...
December 3, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Acelity Aquires SNaP Therapy Systems from Spiracur
Acelity, a San Antonio-based global company focused on wound care and regenerative medicine, has acquired the SNaP Therapy System, a line of disposable negative pressure wound therapy products, from Spiracur. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Spiracur is a privately held medical...
December 3, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Former Biogen R&D Chief Resurfaces at $80M Startup Codiak Biosciences Pursuing Cancer, Alzheimer’s
Doug Williams left one of biotechnology’s biggest R&D jobs, at Biogen, in July. Now we know why. Williams is now the founding CEO of Codiak Biosciences, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup. The little company is announcing today it has raised $80 million in committed...
November 20, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Nanostructured sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant MRSA infections
A common ingredient in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as joint replacements and pacemakers. Zinc oxide nanopyramids can disrupt methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), reducing the film of bacteria growing on coated materials by over 95 percent. About...
November 13, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Sherwin-Williams Launches Breakthrough Paint With the Power to Kill Bacteria
Sherwin-Williams announces the launch of Paint Shield™, the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that continuously kills these difficult-to-treat, infection-causing bacteria after two hours of exposure on painted surfaces. By killing these infectious bacteria on painted surfaces, Paint Shield offers customers an important new tool...
November 6, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Tiny, Tattoo-Like Wearables Could Monitor Your Health
Patients in hospitals, elderly folks and people with heart problems might soon be wearing temporary tattoos instead of heart rate monitors or pulse oximeters. Professor Nanshu Lu and a team at the University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have come up with...
November 2, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Avita Medical sends devices and personnel to help treat mass burn victims in Taiwan
Avita Medical Ltd., a regenerative medicine company specializing in the treatment of wounds and skin defects, today announced that doctors in Taiwan have reported positive results from using ReCell® to treat burn victims of June’s waterpark disaster, with medics saying they have seen...
October 28, 2015
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