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Edison, NJ (November 18, 2019) – MTF Biologics, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and healing lives through organ and tissue donation, is introducing Leneva™ – Allograft Adipose Matrix and SomaGen™ Meshed – Allograft Dermal Matrix to its line of premier, innovative and effective wound care solutions. Developed to advance the treatment of complex surgical wounds, these first-to-market tissue forms aid in tissue reconstruction and wound closure by providing protective coverage and promoting tissue integration.

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Atlantic Beach, FL – November 15, 2019 – Kestrel Health Information, Inc., the publisher of WoundSource®, is excited to announce it will be hosting their first online virtual wound care conference, WoundCon, on April 2, 2020. The conference will be free for attendees, who will have the opportunity to earn CE/CME credits.

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Salt Lake City, UT– October 31, 2019 – PolarityTE, Inc., a biotechnology company developing and commercializing regenerative tissue products and biomaterials, announced findings from an open-label, single-arm pilot study, which examined the impact of SkinTE™, a novel human cellular and tissue-based product derived from a patient's own skin, in closing venous stasis leg ulcers (VLUs) following failure of conventional treatments. The clinical outcomes were reported in a poster presentation, entitled Pilot Study Assessing Novel Autologous Homologous Skin Construct Treatment of Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers, at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Fall Meeting, held in Las Vegas, October 12-14, 2019. In addition, the study poster abstract received the highest scores from reviewers in the Case Series/Study Category, the largest category at the conference.

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Dr. Stout

March 2, 1939 – September 15, 2019

Dr. Edward Stout, PhD, was the founder of Southwest Technologies and the inventor of both Elasto-Gel™ and the first microwavable/dual hot/cold pack. Dr. Stout created Southwest Technologies in 1981 with the vision of "treating the world well," a statement that followed him throughout life. In 1987, he received FDA permission to expand Elasto-Gel™ technology into applications for wound and scar management and for padding materials. He continued to develop health care products while always keeping patients' needs in mind. Those who knew him say he was always happy to tell stories about Southwest Technologies and how it got its start.

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Houston, TX – October 29, 2019 – Vapogenix, a clinical-stage company developing a new class of topical non-opioid, lidocaine-free analgesics, today announced results of a Phase II clinical trial of its lead product, VPX638, which demonstrate rapid onset and sustained duration of pain relief and reduced opioid use for patients with painful wounds.

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San Antonio, TX – September 19, 2019 – EO2 Concepts announced today the publication of a post hoc analysis from its randomized, double-blind, multi-center study published last year in the Journal of Wound Care. The latest study, published in this month's Wounds journal, evaluates the positive impact of continuous diffusion of oxygen (CDO), with the wearable EO2 Oxygen Delivery System (EO2 System), has on patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers when coupled with frequent wound debridement.

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Houston, TX – September 20, 2019 – A one day workshop on Pediatric and Neonatal wound care will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Houston, Texas. Education will be provided by Dr. Rene Amaya, and 6 hours of CNE, CEU and CUU credits are available.

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Tampa, FL – September 12, 2019 – Healiant Training Solutions, a Florida based Training and Education Company, founded by wound industry veterans, is releasing a first-of-its-kind continuing education program for clinicians looking to become Advanced Wound Care Certified (AWCC). The program is designed to deeply review advanced wound care products, reimbursement and advanced concepts of wound care. The goal of the education is to empower and support wound clinicians and improve patient healing and outcomes.

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September, 2019 – Three wound care quality measures developed by the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and the US Wound Registry (USWR) are now included on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Physician Compare website following a summertime content update that expanded quality performance data on the site.

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Salt Lake City, August 22, 2019 – PolarityTE®, Inc., a biotechnology company developing and commercializing regenerative tissue products and biomaterials, presented data on the potential for SkinTE™ and OsteoTE™ to address military-related traumas and chronic wounds at the Military Health System Research Symposium on August 21, 2019, in Kissimmee, FL.

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