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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
October 28, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
FDA: Theranos peddling “uncleared medical devices”MedCity News
One of Theranos’ top defenses against the Wall Street Journal‘s incisive exposé has been its good standing with the Food and Drug Administration. Well, looks like that’s crumbling. The FDA has said that Theranos’ “nanotainers” are actually “uncleared medical devices” that are being wrongfully...
October 28, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Meat Is Linked to Higher Cancer Risk, W.H.O. Report Finds
An international panel of experts convened by the World Health Organization concluded Monday that eating processed meat like hot dogs, ham and bacon raises the risk of colon cancer and that consuming other red meats “probably” raises the risk as...
October 27, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Study Finds Antibacterial Soap is No Better Than Plain Soap
With school in full swing and flu season just around the corner, you might be looking for a way to keep those germs at bay. But if you’re stocking up on antibacterial soaps, a study suggests you might as well be reaching...
October 14, 2015
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