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2011-06-27 00:00:30

Pennsylvanians with Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance are the first in the State to enjoy coverage for TheraSkin®, a biologically active real skin wound therapy that jumpstarts healing of non-performing wounds. TheraSkin® clinical results are excellent, and demonstrate the potential to save many diabetic patients from life-threatening lower limb amputations. TheraSkin® is a potent new weapon in the battle against rising healthcare costs, with potential to save patients...

2011-06-21 06:40:00

REDDING, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "In these modern times of 'advanced medical technology' and better diagnostics, our health conditions are not getting better. Statistical reports from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate chronic diseases are still prevalent, with heart disease and cancer still among leading causes of death," says Crystal Sage, author of Heal Beneath the Surface and former health insurance agent. "Fear, conditioning and ignorance about 'true'...

2011-06-17 17:00:00

Pressure Ulcers Account for $3.2 Billion Annually in Medical Error Costs CHICAGO, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair: WHAT: "Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers and Beyond: the Wound Care Clinician as Safety and Quality Champion." WHO: Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago; Chief Safety and Risk Officer for Health Affairs for...

2011-06-10 00:00:27

Olympic Silver Medalist David Payne has joined elite athletes Tiger Woods, Hines Ward and Takaishi Saito in using Cell Therapy. According to A.J. Farshchian, MD, an Orthopedic Regenerative practitioner at The Center for Regenerative Medicine, "Sport injuries need an adequate blood supply and cellular migration. Platelet-derived growth factors are critically involved in this process." Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Despite weeks of intense physical therapy, David Payne was on the field for...

2011-05-23 13:56:03

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a special wound dressing that they report was able to significantly reduce scar tissue caused by incisions. Results of animal tests and of an early clinical trial of the dressing were "stunning," said Michael Longaker, MD, MBA, the Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor at the School of Medicine and senior author of a study that details the findings. "It was a surprisingly effective treatment." The study will be published online May 23 in the...

2011-05-18 13:31:33

Victims of third-degree burns and other traumatic injuries endure pain, disfigurement, invasive surgeries and a long time waiting for skin to grow back. Improved tissue grafts designed by Cornell scientists that promote vascular growth could hasten healing, encourage healthy skin to invade the wounded area and reduce the need for surgeries. These so-called dermal templates were engineered in the lab of Abraham Stroock, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell...

2011-05-13 00:00:28

According to A.J. Farshchian, MD, an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the Center for Regenerative Medicine "Tendon and ligament healing relies on adequate blood supply and cellular migration. Platelet-derived growth factors are critically involved in this process." Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Despite weeks of physical therapy, Jacqueline Ross was on the field for last weeks practice because of cell therapy injections. Ross suffered a series of injuries to her right knee after she...

2011-05-04 07:00:00

ADDISON, Texas, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ULURU Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ULU) announced today that it has filed a 510(k) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to obtain marketing authorization for Altrazeal® Collagen. Collagen containing wound care products represent a growing segment of the advanced wound care market. Collagen stimulates cellular migration and contributes to new tissue development. Collagen dressings encourage the deposition and...

2011-05-02 07:33:00

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CoDa Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has named David E. Eisenbud, MD, as CMO (Chief Medical Officer). The appointment of Dr. Eisenbud is key to the continuing development of novel targeted therapies that address major unmet medical needs in inflammation, wound-healing and tissue repair. The expansion of the management team follows the closing of a $19.2 million Series B financing round two weeks ago. "CoDa has worked with Dr. Eisenbud in...

2011-04-18 07:33:00

SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CoDa Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has raised $19.2 million in a Series B financing. Current investors Domain Associates, GBS Venture Partners and BioPacificVentures participated in the round. The company expects further Series B financing with participation from additional investors in a second closing, scheduled for a future date. "The financing will allow us to take essential steps for the development of CoDa; in particular, we...


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