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By the WoundSource Editors

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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North Bergen, NJ – February 22, 2017 – DermaRite®, manufacturers of cost-effective advanced wound care, skin care and nutritional supplements for health and senior care facilities, is proud to introduce their new ComfiTape™ silicone adhesive tape.

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St. Paul, Minnesota – February 02, 2017 – As our aging population grows, nurses are continuing to see more instances of tough-to-manage skin breakdown due to incontinence. Skin damage associated with urine and/or fecal exposure, otherwise known as incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD), is a resource-intensive condition that can be very painful for patients. To help combat this debilitating problem, 3M introduces its revolutionary 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant, a high endurance skin protectant designed to stop, reverse and prevent the damaging effects of moderate to severe IAD. The new skin protectant provides clinicians with an easier, more effective way to manage patients with IAD to help improve their quality of life and overall patient experience.

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Washington, D.C. – January 17, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), which serves as a leading scientific voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment, recently met with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to discuss their new 2016 Pressure Injury Staging System, initially launched in April 2016.

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Irving, TX – January 24, 2017 – Keneric Healthcare, a medical device company that offers innovative and cost effective patient care products, today announced their partnership with Angelini Pharma Inc. This partnership will expand the reach of both companies by leveraging their clinical advocates, market share and areas of expertise.

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San Antonio, TX – January 19, 2017 – A recently completed, double-blind study demonstrated positive results for chronic wound patients who received Continuous Diffusion Oxygen (CDO) therapy using the TransCu O2® System by EO2 Concepts®.

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Fort Worth, TX – December 12, 2016 – SteadMed Medical, a provider of acute and chronic wound care products, announced it has developed a new dressing with their core Drawtex® Hydroconductive Dressing Technology that assists in the management of surgical incisions.

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