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The Wound Healing Foundation is a proud partner of Inspire, the leading social network for health. Inspire offers a safe place for patients and caregivers to connect and support one another on issues related to wound care, traumatic wounds, chronic wounds, amputation, scars, symptoms and much more.

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In their quarterly Alliance Advocacy Update, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (Alliance) updates health care professionals on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed fee schedules, recent meetings and conferences, and the latest publications and policies relevant to wound care.

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WoundSource Digital Edition

by Miranda J. Henry, Editorial Director

It's been over two decades since WoundSource first landed in the hands of clinicians practicing wound care. While patient outcomes remain the primary objective in managing wounds, health care providers have so many more ways to support healing. I'm talking about improved assessment and documentation systems, more complementary modalities to jumpstart complex chronic wounds, and more (and better) modes of supporting patient compliance and staff protocol.

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The 7th Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWH) will take place October 5-6, 2018 in Chicago, IL at the Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile.

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Columbia, MD – June 04, 2018 – Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Pink:OSIR), a regenerative medicine company focused on developing and marketing products for wound care, orthopedics, and sports medicine, announced today the implementation of Prestige Lyotechnology for manufacturing of commercial products.

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Wound Care Teamwork

by Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA

In the words of Ben Franklin, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” The specialty of wound care and hyperbaric medicine faces a never-ending attack from payers and regulators. Our current state of partition leaves us voiceless and defenseless. We must band together and be counted.

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Minneapolis, MN – May 16, 2018 –Biatain® Silicone with its unique 3DFit Technology™ conforms to the wound bed to minimize the creation of dead space, therefore reducing exudate pooling for optimal healing conditions. The Biatain® Silicone family of foam dressings offers an advanced five-layer construction, including a silicone adhesive contact layer designed to offer a gentle and secure fit. While each Biatain® Silicone dressing is designed to promote an optimal moist wound healing environment, Biatain® Silicone Multishape and Sacral dressings are designed to protect against skin and tissue breakdown and may be used as part of a prophylactic protocol to prevent pressure injuries.

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Allen, TX – May 15, 2018 – Keneric Healthcare, an ISO Certified global medical device manufacturer, is recognized for the development and commercialization of innovative products that improve patient care, increase clinician efficiency and streamline facility expenditures. GPO New Vendor Awards include Managed Healthcare Associates Inc.

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Kitchener, Ontario – May 5, 2018 – Curiato, Inc., a seed-stage startup, is seeking wound care practitioners active in the treatment and prevention of pressure injuries to participate in a five minute online survey. Results will be used to support a pre-clinical validation study on the use of innovative data science technology to eliminate pressure injuries/ulcers.

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Edison, NJ – April 25, 2018 – MTF Biologics Wound Care has expanded its portfolio of innovations with AmnioBand® Viable Membrane, an aseptically processed and cryopreserved human amnion membrane for use as an acute or chronic wound covering. MTF Biologics Wound Care featured the novel tissue graft at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring / Wound Healing Society (WHS) meeting held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., April 25-29, 2018.

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