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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
US Woman Killed by Superbug Resistant to Every Available Antibiotic
A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said. The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain...
January 24, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Terumo, Xenex Ink Japanese Distro Deal for LightStrike Room Disinfection Robot
Terumo Corp. (TYO:4543) said today it inked a Japanese distribution deal with Xenex to distribute its Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots in the region. The LightStrike device is designed to use pulsed xenon ultraviolet room disinfection technology to remove pathogens such as C. diff, staphylococcus...
January 6, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
FDA Bans Its Second Medical Device Ever
(NEWSER) – The Food and Drug Administration has banned only the second medical device ever, and it’s sort of an unlikely one: powdered medical gloves. Powder has for decades been added to (now a small minority) of latex medical gloves to help healthcare...
December 22, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Drexel Researchers Getting Closer to New Ultrasonic Treatment for Chronic Wounds
Drexel University researchers are one step closer to offering a new treatment for the millions of patients who suffer from slow-healing, chronic wounds. The battery-powered applicator — as small and light as a watch — is the first portable and potentially wearable device...
December 14, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Augmenix Announces New Category 1 CPT® Code from the AMA for Biodegradable Implantation
WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Augmenix Inc., (http://www.spaceoar.com), a medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells proprietary biodegradable hydrogels that separate and protect organs at risk during radiotherapy, announced today that with the support of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American...
November 18, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
First Cases Of New, Infectious Fungus Reported In U.S.
If you’re tracking emerging infectious agents in the United States, it’s time to add a new one to the list. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 13 cases of a fungal infection first seen in Japan in 2009. The culprit...
November 7, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Self-Healing Slippery Surface Coatings for Medical Devices Could Help Thwart Infections
Implanted medical devices like catheters, surgical mesh and dialysis systems are ideal surfaces on which bacteria can colonize and form hard-to-kill sheets called biofilms. Known as biofouling, this contamination of devices is responsible for more than half of the 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections...
November 2, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Are Your Cells Aging Faster Than You? Check With New Test
Your cells might be aging faster than you are, and new tests purport to help you find out. A few companies are offering mail-order testing to measure the length of people’s telomeres, the protective caps of DNA on the ends of chromosomes that...
October 26, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
New Tools for Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections
As the focus on hospital-acquired infections intensifies, some medical device manufacturers are considering deep UV light emitting diodes for smaller, portable disinfection devices. Here’s how the technology can be used in medical device design. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
October 24, 2016
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