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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
Orthopedics and Spine
Smith & Nephew Shrugs Off Buyout Talk With 275M Blue Belt Technologies Acquisition
Smith & Nephew, British-based orthopedics giant, has expanded its foothold in the surgical robotics market with the $275 million acquisition of U.S.-based Blue Belt Technologies and its Navio robotics system. By combining its next-generation products with robotic technology, Smith & Nephew hopes to...
November 6, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Medtronic Buys Lazarus Effect For 100 Million
Medtronic is acquiring private-held Lazarus Effect, developer of a mesh cover for stent retrievers of blood clots, for $100 million in cash. As part of the deal, Medtronic obtains the Lazarus Cover device, which will serve as an adjunct to Medtronic’s Solitaire stent...
November 6, 2015
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Risk Management: A Total Product Life-cycle Process [Infographic]
Risk Management is a total product life-cycle process. It’s not something you only do at the beginning or the end. As long as you produce a medical device, you must remember to plan for Risk Management. Unfortunately, risk management efforts have a tendency...
November 6, 2015
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Osiris Therapeutics Adds TruSkin™ to it’s Wound Care Portfolio
COLUMBIA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIR), the leading cellular regenerative medicine company focused on developing and marketing products to treat conditions in wound care, orthopaedics and sports medicine, announced today the launch of TruSkin™, a cryopreserved, living skin allograft. TruSkin has been developed...
November 2, 2015
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Software Companies Jump Through Hoops for FDA Classification
Broadly defined, software as a medical device is any application used by providers to make clinical decisions. An increasing number of applications are now officially designated as FDA-regulated devices. Is it worth it to pursue this classification for your own software? If your...
November 2, 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
Orthopedics and Spine
Back Pain Eased with Early Physical Therapy After Injury
(Reuters Health) – Starting physical therapy right after lower back pain begins may provide relief sooner compared to doing nothing, but makes little difference over the long term, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers followed more than 200 patients with recent onset of lower...
October 28, 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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