Modulated Imaging Receives FDA Clearance for its New Clarifi Imaging System

August 8, 2018
BusinessWire

Modulated Imaging, the leader in optical imaging solutions powered by Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI) for noninvasive assessment of tissue health, announced today that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new medical device, the Clarifi™ Imaging System.Clarifi is the first and only commercialized diagnostic medical device to use SFDI, a patented technology based on structured light, that helps clinicians assess tissue function and compromised circulation by measuring oxygenation and hemoglobin levels in superficial tissue. This essential information can be used in the assessment, management and treatment of several challenging conditions, including peripheral vascular diseases, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, skin flaps, and chronic wounds.

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A Dress Rehearsal: Prototype Smart Bandage for Wound Healing

July 30, 2018
Advanced Science News

Chronic wounds are a major health issue affecting tens of millions of people the world over. With high susceptibility to infection, they are the major cause of limb amputations, not including from traumatic injuries. Although skin is well-adapted to fast healing and swift immune response when injured, chronic wounds can often overwhelm the immune system and lead to bacterial infection, namely from S. aureus.

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3D Printing and Electrospinning PCL for Dressings and Wound Repair

July 27, 2018
3DPRint.com

When the body is functioning as it should, wounds repair themselves naturally. Sometimes, however, wounds do not heal, due to conditions such as diabetes or other chronic diseases. This puts the patient at risk of infection and other complications, at worst even requiring amputation.

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Bioengineer Has Designs on Creating Smart Adhesives for Human Tissue

July 27, 2018
The University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Taylor Ware, assistant professor of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. The highly selective grant supports early career researchers who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar and offers an opportunity for junior faculty to jump-start independent research.

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Now that’s a bright idea! The beam of light that heals bed sores and ulcers

July 27, 2018
Daily Mail

Light therapy is increasingly being used to treat medical conditions such as skin complaints and pain, and now British doctors are harnessing it to treat chronic wounds such as ulcers and bed sores. Phototherapy, as it’s called, usually involves using a single wavelength of light that has been identified as having a particular property.

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Invention could help wheelchair patients avoid bedsores

July 27, 2018

“People ask, why didn’t we think of this before?” says Matt MacKenzie, the Nova Scotia inventor of a new medical device. It allows a caregiver — or a person slumped over in a wheelchair — to reposition simply by pressing a button on a hand-held remote control.

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New Device: Regenerative Bandage May Heal Wounds Safer; Faster

July 27, 2018
dLife

A simple cut or wound with someone with diabetes can become a very serious situation if left untreated. A team of researchers at Northwestern University have recently developed a new, “regenerative bandage” that may help heal wounds faster and safer — without using drugs.

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Frost & Sullivan prize for Cambridge firm’s amazing wound-healing device

July 27, 2018
CambridgeshireLive

A device that helps wounds heal by delivering pure oxygen has earned a Cambridge tech firm a prestigious award. Inotec AMD has won the 2018 product leadership award in chronic wound care management from Frost and Sullivan. The award recognises companies that deliver consistent high standards in product leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development across multiple markets, sectors and geographies.

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Smart bandages designed to monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

July 13, 2018
Science Daily

A team of engineers has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing. While the lab-tested bandages remain to be assessed in a clinical context, the research is aimed at transforming bandaging from a traditionally passive treatment into a more active paradigm to address a persistent and difficult medical challenge.

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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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