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2010-05-26 16:11:00

ZUG, Switzerland and CANTON, Mass., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Organogenesis Switzerland GmbH will sponsor a symposium on Apligraf®, a bilayered living cellular construct for the treatment of chronic wounds and soft tissue repair, at the upcoming European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference. This will be the first symposium ever held in Europe on the use of an allogeneic living cellular construct in the treatment of chronic wounds. At the symposium, titled...

2010-05-25 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CoDa Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for wound care and tissue repair, today announced positive results from its Phase 2 NOVEL Study of NEXAGON® in patients with chronic venous leg ulcers. NEXAGON® is a topically applied, novel therapeutic candidate, with the potential to revolutionize the wound healing treatment paradigm by leveraging a...

2010-02-05 14:22:27

Bacteria that infect chronic wounds can be deadly to maggot 'biosurgeons' used to treat the lesions, show researchers writing in the journal Microbiology. The findings could lead to more effective treatment of wounds and the development of novel antibiotics. Scientists from the Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Statens Serum Institut and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark showed that maggots applied to simulated wounds heavily infected with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, were...

2009-10-06 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Monarch Labs LLC, the exclusive supplier of Medical Maggots(TM) in the United States, announced today that it has partnered with MNX to provide expedited shipping of the Medical Maggots(TM) product (disinfected Phaenicia sericata larvae) for maggot therapy. MNX provides critical and security sensitive global transportation and logistics services to diverse industries, including the life sciences industry. Maggot therapy is the intentional...

2009-09-22 20:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Monarch Labs LLC, the exclusive supplier of Medical Maggots(TM) in the United States, announced today that its Laboratory Director and co-founder, Dr. Ronald Sherman, will attend the Diabetic Limb Salvage conference in Washington, DC, from September 24 to September 26. At Monarch's table display, Dr. Sherman will exhibit the company's Medical Maggots(TM) product (disinfected Phaenicia sericata larvae) and demonstrate this natural therapy to meeting...

2009-09-03 10:52:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Markets for Advanced Wound Care Technologies http://www.reportlinker.com/p0109213/Markets-for-Advanced-Wound-Care-Technologies.html INTRODUCTION STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES This updated BCC Research report provides an overview of advanced wound care products, detailed market analyses and discussions of competitive environments. The study includes information...

2009-08-27 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today reported that a recent medical journal article highlights the challenges facing healthcare providers with respect to finding optimal treatments for patients with non-healing wounds. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051018/CARDIUMLOGO) As reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, (JAAPA, August 2009), chronic wounds affect an estimated 5.7 million patients...

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2009-03-20 14:00:00

A UK study suggests that flesh-eating maggots may not have the miracle healing properties that have been claimed, Reuters reported. Results from the world's first controlled clinical trial of maggot medicine showed on Friday that while they do clean wounds more quickly than normal treatment, it does not lead to faster healing. The study said some patients also found so-called larval therapy more painful. The maggot's history in modern medicine spans back to the days of Napoleon and they were...

2008-11-28 13:46:59

Doctors predict that spray-on skin cells will be used as a common form of sore treatment in the Swedish healthcare system within a few years. Gunnar Kratz from Linkoping, participating in an ongoing leg wound symposium in Gothenburg, said he was keen for Sweden to introduce the method, the Swedish news agency TT said. The treatment of leg wounds has made major advances over the past decades, with the reintroduction of maggot therapy a contributory factor. Most severe wounds do now heal, even...

2007-08-06 12:09:15

Orthovita, Inc. (NASDAQ:VITA), a spine and orthopedic biosurgery company, reported that it has received CE Mark approval for its VITAGEL® Surgical Hemostat product and CELLPAKER® plasma collection system. The approval allows Orthovita to market VITAGEL as a surgical hemostat in Europe. VITAGEL is a composite liquid hemostat used in surgical procedures as an adjunct to hemostasis when control of bleeding by ligature or conventional procedures is...


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