New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor

April 17, 2019
Printed Electronics World

Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. The results have potential for a wide range of applications – from wound healing and electronic skin to smart buildings.

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MolecuLight camera can see bacteria invisible to human eye

February 18, 2019

Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic is one of fifteen centers in the U.S. that is taking part in a clinical trial to prove that an FDA-approved camera does what it says it does. Diabetics and people with nerve damage are often prone to wounds that won’t heal. Many times the wound may look healthy, but dangerous and infectious bacteria is lurking inside that can’t be seen.

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This bandage uses electrical zaps to heal wounds faster

February 15, 2019
Science News for Students

One day, bandages could speed healing by zapping wounds with gentle bursts of electricity. They wouldn’t even need a battery pack. A patient’s own body movements would power the device. And such a system may not be that far off. Researchers have already produced a working prototype.

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Wound therapy device wins FDA authorization

February 6, 2019
MedTech Drive

Applied Tissue Technologies (ATT) announced Monday it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device. NPWT devices have been used in the U.S. to help heal wounds since the 1990s but currently require healthcare professionals to place foam, gauze or another filler material over the area being treated.

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DermaClip Ramps Up for U.S. Sales Push of Wound-Healing Device

February 6, 2019

Sutures or staples are the norm to close deep wounds that won’t otherwise heal on their own. But a Houston medtech company says it has a better way. DermaClip makes an eponymous device that the company says is a non-invasive way to foster wound healing. The DermaClip device is an adhesive strip placed across a wound.

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