Nanofiber-based wound dressings induce production of antimicrobial peptide

July 13, 2018
Science Daily

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs. The findings by Oregon State University researchers and other collaborators, published Wednesday in Nanomedicine, are important because SSIs are the most common healthcare-associated infection and result in widespread human suffering and economic loss.

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Medilight develops light system to heal wounds

July 13, 2018
Optics.org

European project makes bandage that bathes wound in blue light to speed recovery. With the objective of using light to improve wound healing and within the framework of the European project MEDILIGHT, Swiss company CSEM and six partners have developed a new solution for treating chronic wounds. This portable device delivers blue light to improve and accelerate the healing process. The prototype was first presented this week at the project wrap-up event on July 2nd, at the URGO Laboratories in Dijon, France.

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New Bandage May Help Wounds Heal More Quickly for People with Diabetes

July 13, 2018
Health Line

Getting blisters from breaking in a new pair of shoes isn’t a big deal for many, but a person with diabetes could pay a much bigger price. Something as benign as a blister can easily become infected, eventually requiring surgery or multiple treatments. At its potential worst, an amputation could be required.

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This Handheld Device Could Print New Skin On to Burn Victims

June 19, 2018
Smithsonian.com

A patient with severe burn injuries is brought to a burn center, in need of a skin graft immediately. A surgeon comes in with a small, handheld device and quickly dispenses thin sheets of artificial skin onto the wounds as easily as rolling out Scotch tape.

This scenario could become reality, thanks to a new device developed by Canadian scientists: a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits layers of skin tissue on burns and other injuries.

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Injectable Body Sensors Take Personal Chemistry to a Cell Phone Closer to Reality

March 19, 2018
Marketing Insider

Up until now, local inflammation and scar tissue from the so-called “foreign body response” has prevented the development of in-body sensors capable of continuous, long-term monitoring of body chemistry. But today scientists are presenting results showing tiny biosensors that become one with the body have overcome this barrier, and stream data to a mobile phone and to the cloud for personal and medical use.

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Organogenesis Announces New PuraPly® Antimicrobial Small Size

March 15, 2018
Cision PR Newswire

Organogenesis Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of product solutions for the advanced wound care, surgical and sports medicine markets, today announced its PuraPly® Antimicrobial (AM) wound management product is now available in a new, easy-to-use 1.6 cm disc size.

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SANUWAVE Takes Next Step in Wound Care Expansion

March 8, 2018
Nasdaq

SANUWAVE Health, Inc., an emerging medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of noninvasive, biological response activating devices in regenerative medicine, announces the publication of research that investigated the use of the dermaPACE® System in the treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) in a case study series.

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New “smart” bandages could help diabetes patients, soldiers

March 7, 2018
NET: Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations
(Nebraska)

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are designing a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds caused by diabetes and help fight against injuries that occur on the battlefield. NET News’ Brandon McDermott talked about the effort with Ali Tamayol a lead researcher for the project at UNL.

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