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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
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
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