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Clearwater, FL – May 3, 2017 – Attendees of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring Conference received a first look at the new EXTREMIT-EASE™ Compression Garment - an innovative, easy-to-use approach to compression. Developed by AMERX Health Care, EXTREMIT-EASE™ offers 30-50mmHg of compression with the combined benefits of short- and long-stretch compression

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Toronto, ON – May 4, 2017 –Swift Medical recently announced the U.S. launch of Swift Wound XL, a leading wound management system that includes point-of-care measurement and analysis tools, real-time Electronic Medical Record (EMR) integration, and advanced remote collaboration capability. Swift Wound, an FDA-registered medical device, leverages recent advances in machine vision and machine learning technology, delivering improved patient engagement, advanced healing outcome tracking, and unprecedented insight into population health and wound-risk analytics. This U.S launch follows Swift's availability throughout Canada and comes on the heels of their announcement with leading electronic record provider, PointClickCare who this past October announced that Swift would power their skin and wound solution.

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Christchurch, New Zealand – April 5, 2017 – ARANZ Medical recently announced the launch of a new eco-system of wound assessment products. The eco-system debuted at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring in San Diego April 5–7th. Each product within the eco-system has been designed to meet a specific set of needs encountered by wound care clinicians and researchers in their roles. These products deliver the accuracy and consistency desired in the imaging, measurement, and documentation of wounds, and will expand the capability of the company’s market-leading Silhouette product suite.

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Mequon, WI – April 5, 2017 –MPP Group recently announced the launch of three new advanced wound care dressings available in bottles and single serve stick-packs

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San Antonio, TX – March 31, 2017 –Acelity, a global advanced wound care company, recently announced the global launch of the V.A.C. VERAFLO CLEANSE CHOICE™ Dressing, providing clinicians with a novel, adjunctive non-surgical option that may help clean large complex wounds when complete surgical debridement is not possible or appropriate. When used with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy, Acelity’s negative pressure wound therapy and instillation (NPWTi-d) system, the dressing may provide rapid cleansing of wounds with the goal of augmenting the healing environment.

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Expansion of Sensi-Care® portfolio in $500m market for skin care wipes, providing customers with advanced, evidence-based solutions to cleanse, moisturize and protect patients' skin.

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Canton, MA – March 27, 2017 – Organogenesis Inc., a global leader in advanced wound care innovations and technologies, today announced the launch of a PuraPly™ Antimicrobial (PuraPly™ AM) clinical research program which will comprise multiple studies and a nationwide patient registry.

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Mississauga, ON – March 7, 2017 – NOVADAQ recently announced that Cigna has reviewed the growing base of evidentiary support and now covers DermACELL when used in association with a covered medically necessary breast reconstruction procedure. DermACELL AWM® has also been approved for coverage as medically necessary for diabetic foot ulcers when the following criteria are met: partial- or full-thickness diabetic foot ulcers of greater than four weeks duration for which standard wound therapy has failed; the treated foot has adequate blood supply as evidenced by either the presence of a palpable pedal pulse or an ankle-brachial index (ABI) of ≥ 0.70. Now more than 15 million Cigna members throughout 30 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia will have coverage for DermACELL and DermACELL AWM. Cigna joins several other payers who cover DermACELL including Medicare and UnitedHealthCare.

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San Antonio, TX – February 15, 2017 – The Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology has published online the results of a recently completed, double-blind study demonstrating positive outcomes for patients with chronic wounds who received continuous diffusion of oxygen (CDO) therapy using the TransCu O2® System by EO2 Concepts® (EO2).

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With the ongoing shifts in the U.S. health care landscape under a new Presidential administration, the unpredictable future of the Affordable Care Act, and the implementation of Medicare payment reform, having a voice in draft policies and regulations to represent the wound care perspective is of paramount importance.

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