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Smithfield, RI – November 4th, 2016 – HealOmni, a privately held provider of real-time medical device management solutions, announced the official launch of a new, innovative smart technology that will allow any end-users to remotely access any medical device from a remote location. HealOmni can be accessed via laptop, desktop and mobile devices. This technology will accelerate real-time connection and equipment coordination for any medical devices. This new modality will change the way medical devices troubleshoot and improve patient quality of life.

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Isafjordur, Iceland and Washington D.C., October 24, 2016 – Kerecis, the company using fish skin to heal human wounds and tissue damage, and the Department of Defense (DoD) have entered into an agreement to develop new treatment methods for burn wounds.

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San Antonio, TX – November 10, 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced new global guidelines concerning surgical site infections (SSIs) – a significant contributor to unnecessary costs associated with patient complications. In its announcement, the agency suggests use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (pNPWT, or closed incision negative pressure therapy [ciNPT]) over conventional wound dressings on primarily closed surgical incisions in high-risk wounds for the prevention of SSIs. In establishing these guidelines, WHO has recognized the significant burden SSIs place on global healthcare systems, both in terms of financial implications and patient outcomes, and has taken steps to reduce these burdens by suggesting the use of pNPWT/ciNPT on surgical incisions.

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Gaithersburg, MD – November 7, 2016 – The new Nexodyn® AOS Wound Care Solution, cleared for sale by the FDA, is now starting to be available in the USA, promoted and commercialized by a leading Italian pharmaceutical company Angelini, as a result of an exclusive partnership with the Swiss Company APR Applied Pharma Research (APR), the owner and developer of the proprietary, patented technology TEHCLO®, for the production of acidic super-oxidizing solutions.

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By The Wound Healing Foundation

This update from the Wound Healing Foundation (WHF) provides an overview of current and future educational, research and community-based initiatives in wound care. Recent WHF activities and opportunities include participation in international dialogue and meetings, as well as the ongoing efforts to advance and support scientific research in the field of wound management.

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San Antonio, TX – October 26, 2016 – Acelity, a global wound care and regenerative medicine company, announced the launch of iOn PROGRESS™ Care Network with Remote Therapy Monitoring, a proprietary remote therapy monitoring system that delivers continuous at-home monitoring for patients prescribed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the home. The iOn PROGRESS™ technology enables timely feedback on patients' use of NPWT, as well as increased clinician interaction to assist with patient compliance.

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Coralville, IA – October 25, 2016 – Dr. Tom Karagiannis from McCord Research and the Baker IDI Institute has won the prestigious Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Prize for Diabetes Research for his scientific research poster that will be presented as part of the 2016 Alfred Health Week Research Poster Display at a Wounds Australia Conference in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This 11th National Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) conference will be held November 9th-12th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dr. Karagiannis is the director of the McCord Research Laboratory and Epigenomic Medicine at Baker IDI in Melbourne.

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Brasilia, Brazil – October 5, 2016 – ARANZ Medical, a specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for the health care sector, has been named the Private Sector Excellence Award winner at the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) Global ICT Excellence Awards 2016. The award was presented by WITSA, a recognized leading voice of the global ICT industry, at the World Congress Gala Dinner in Brasilia on October 4th, part of the 2016 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT).

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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (Alliance) played a key role in educating the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its advisory panel on the role and real-world value of antimicrobial wound care dressings, as the FDA considered a regulatory classification of these products that could impact access and availability to wound care providers and patients.

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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders">Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders will be representing a united voice of wound care clinicians by submitting comments and providing oral comments at two important FDA public meetings in September that impact wound care providers, as well as manufacturers:

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