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New York, NY – November 8, 2018 – Optima Molliter has won the "CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in Wearable Technologies" for the "SBi Motus Smart" project. The announcement paves the way to the Company's quest for the "CES Innovation Awards," that will be presented during the January event by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

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San Antonio, TX – November 12, 2018 – KCI, an Acelity Company, announced today that recently published data stemming from two studies demonstrate that closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) with the PREVENA™ Incision Management System reduced post-surgical wound complication potential in patients recovering from oncological breast surgery and breast reconstruction, respectively.

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The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of 3M Health Care, is pleased to announce the Wound Healing Foundation-3M Fellowship for the year 2019. This will mark the 20th anniversary of the 3M Fellow Award. The WHF-3M Fellowship is a one-year $15,000 gift to stimulate scientific research and career development of a young investigator or junior faculty member pursuing a career in wound healing research. The Wound Healing Foundation, through the support of Medline Corius Tissue Regeneration, is delighted to announce a new three-year grant series: WHF-Medline Research Grant Innovation Award. The first of three consecutive $30,000 grant awards for the best scientific and innovative proposal will be awarded May 2019.

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The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders' quarterly update on their ongoing advocacy initiatives to includes an overview of their comments on wound care policies, upcoming meeting dates and a list of recent publications.

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Bethesda, MD – September 26, 2018 –The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders has questioned a new exclusionary United Healthcare (UHC) policy on cellular and/or tissue-based products for skin wounds (CTPs) slated to go into effect on Oct. 1st. In a comment letter to UHC medical directors addressing "Commercial Medical Policy 2018T0592A, Skin and Soft Tissue Substitutes" the Alliance alerted the insurance provider of concerns that the policy would be detrimental to patient care. The Alliance requested a meeting to address concerns and encouraged UHC to delay policy implementation.

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San Antonio, TX – September 28, 2018 – EO2 Concepts announced today the publication of a randomized, double-blind, multi-center study to evaluate the company's innovative, wearable EO2 Oxygen Delivery System (EO2 System) in patients receiving treatment for diabetic foot ulcers with Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen (CDO) therapy. The study, published in the Journal of Wound Care, is the first-of-its kind to provide the highest quality, Level I clinical evidence for the treatment of chronic wounds. In addition, the company announced positive results from an original study published in Wound Central.

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The 7th Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR) is taking place October 5-6, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. ACWHTR 2018 brings together general surgeons, vascular surgeons, podiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, wound care specialists, and other allied health care professionals for the advancement of wound care.

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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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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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