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Smith & Nephew begins distributing patient monitoring system


LONDON – Smith & Nephew has signed a distribution agreement with Leaf Healthcare, a developer of a wireless patient monitoring system for pressure ulcer/injury prevention.

Short takes: Coram, Coloplast


Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Serviceshas made Functional Formularies feeding tube and oral meal replacement formulas available to its customer base.

SCA makes play for broader, elevated presence

Acquisition of BSN Medical ‘complements us in an excellent way,’ says president and CEO

STOCKHOLM – SCA plans to buy BSN Medical from private equity group EQT Partners AB for $2.9 billion, giving the company a toehold in the higher growth and higher margin advanced wound care market and setting the stage for the spinoff of its hygiene business.

Wound care veers toward cash market


As the reimbursement landscape becomes more difficult, HME providers committed to the wound care market are apparently turning to cash sales as a way to boost to sagging revenues.

Alliqua turns income around in Q2


YARDLEY, Pa. – Wound care provider Alliqua BioMedical reported total revenue of $5.5 million for the second quarter of 2016, up 75% year-over-year, compared to revenue of $3.1 million for the same period last year.

Alliqua, BSN hammer out deal



ConvaTec to close manufacturing facility


GREENSBORO, N.C. – ConvaTec, a manufacturer of wound care and ostomy products, will begin closing its manufacturing facility here, resulting in 250 layoffs, according to news reports. It expects to complete the closure during the first quarter of 2017.

Apria Healthcare doubles down on wound care


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has extended its partnership with MoInlycke Health Care by taking fulfillment and support for the Avance Max negative pressure wound therapy system to acute facilities across the country.

Wound care success starts with the skin


The wound care market encompasses a wide range of conditions, products, services and healthcare settings, so it has sufficient versatility for the home medical equipment provider to maintain a healthy business.

Medela’s staff gets certified


MCHENRY, Ill. – Medela has partnered with the Wound Care Education Institute to provide industry certification to its professional wound care staff.