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Miami, FL – November 10, 2020 – Amniox Medical, Inc. (Amniox), a TissueTech, Inc. company that specializes in the clinical application of human birth tissue-based products, announced today that it had joined forces with key stakeholder groups around the nation who are advocating for diabetes awareness and optimal patient care, especially in chronic, debilitating conditions like late stage (Wagner Grade 3 and 4) Complex Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs). Amniox has rolled out a month-long virtual campaign, #DFUAvengers, targeting health care professionals who treat patients living with chronic wounds.

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October 16, 2020 – Bethesda, MD – In its comments submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last week, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, who are dedicated to protecting quality care and access to products and services for people with wounds, voiced its opposition to payment cuts from five to nine percent for surgical procedures and nine percent for physical therapy services as CMS proposes in its CY2021 Physician Fee Schedule.

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October 13, 2020 — Cincinnati, Ohio—The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) is pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the Nurse Leader of the Year Award and Regional Nurse Leader of the Year Awards.

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Cincinnati, Ohio – October 2, 2020 – This spring, Standard Textile, a global manufacturer of health care and hospitality products, restructured its entire supply chain to provide support for America’s frontline medical workers during the current pandemic. For months, the company has been leading an urgent charge to increase production of PPE (personal protective equipment) such as protective gowns, face masks and face shields, in order to provide hospitals and health care workers in the United States with additional protection against COVID-19.

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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 2021. This will mark the 22nd 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.

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Toronto, CANADA – September 29, 2020 – MolecuLight Inc., the creator of a point-of-care fluorescence imaging for real-time detection of bacteria in wounds, announced publication of results from the Fluorescence Imaging Assessment and Guidance (“FLAAG”) clinical trial in Advances in Wound Care. This large prospective, multicenter, controlled clinical trial included 350 patients, across 14 U.S. outpatient wound care centers and 20 clinicians. The trial, independently led by Dr. Thomas E. Serena and his team at the SerenaGroup®, evaluated whether fluorescence imaging (MolecuLight i:X) improves detection of high (>104 CFU/g) bacterial loads when used in combination with clinical signs and symptoms of assessment.

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By Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP and Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA

We are pleased to announce that registration for WoundCon Fall 2020 is now open to all licensed health care professionals at www.WoundCon.com. WoundCon Fall 2020 will be held on November 13, 2020 from 8AM to 6:30PM US EST and will offer up to 13.5* hours of CE/CME credit.

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August 13, 2020 – The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week released for comment its proposed CY 2021 updates to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Physician Fee Schedule. Below are several provisions the Alliance has identified as particularly impacting wound care clinicians, which the Alliance will be tracking and preparing comment on.

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The Wound Healing Foundation held their Awards Ceremony at the SAWC-WHS Virtual Meeting in July of 2020.

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Miami, FL – August 17, 2020 – Amniox Medical, Inc. (Amniox), a TissueTech, Inc. company involved in the research of the clinical application of human birth tissue-based products, announced today that Yun Guan, MD, PhD, professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and professor of neurological surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been awarded a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a study titled “Birth Tissue Products for Non-opioid Treatment of Post-surgical Pain.” Dr. Guan and his team will study the efficacy and molecular mechanism, thereby human birth tissue promotes wound healing and suppresses pain after surgical procedures. TissueTech will serve as a sub-contractor on the project.

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