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NorthShore offers free trial, discount

December 1, 2020HME News Staff

GREEN OAKS, Ill. - NorthShore Care Supply has launched a program for ICU nurses and other COVID-first responders in the U.S., including a free trial of two bags of adult diapers, as well as a 20% discount on all absorbent adult diapers, protective underwear, bladder control pads and cleaning wipes available at its NorthShore.com website. “We want to show our appreciation for the dedication of our medical providers and their heroic work during this pandemic,” said Adam Greenberg, president...

Adult Diapers, incontinence, Northshore Care Supply


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Incontinence affects majority of middle-aged women, Aeroflow study finds

May 20, 2020HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Almost 72% of women between ages 40-64 have experienced bladder control or leakage issues, according to a survey sponsored by Aeroflow Healthcare. About 65% say they experience bladder leakage at least once a month and 25% say it's a daily occurrence. Other findings: More than half of women say incontinence affects their daily lives and activities, including work, education and exercise. Additionally, more than half of women say they have not visited a health care provider after...

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Triple W wins another CES honor

January 31, 2019HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Triple W has received the iPhone Life Best of CES 2019 Award for DFree, a wearable device for urinary incontinence. DFree uses ultrasound technology to monitor bladder fullness and notifies the user on their smart phone or tablet when it's time to go to the bathroom. “We're honored to be selected by iPhone Life as an innovative and useful solution for people who have a loss of bladder control or are caregivers for a loved one facing a challenge,” said Atsushi Nakanishi, president...

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Tripe W wins award at CES

January 18, 2019HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Triple W won a “Best of CES Award” for the Digital Health and Fitness Category at International CES 2019. The company and its DFree wearable device for urinary incontinence was chosen from thousands of companies appearing at CES, standing out based on its level of innovation, quality of design, overall efficiency and market demand, according to a press release. Engadget editors announced the winners following a competition Jan. 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. DFree...

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Technology reshapes incontinence, skin, wound care

November 30, 2018John Andrews

Technology may not be the first word that springs to mind in reference to the incontinence, skin and wound care market, but perhaps its time that it took front and center. Innovations in connected care and therapeutic materials are becoming prominent in the category and offer viable applications for HME providers.One option for the incontinence segment just launched in September: the DFree portable bladder monitor from San Diego-based Triple W. The wearable product detects bladder volume levels and...

catheters, Cure Medical, incontinence, Limbkeepers, skin care, Triple W, Wound Care


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ActivStyle boosts catheter biz

June 12, 2018HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - ActivStyle has launched Catheter Express, a new catheter and urology brand within the ActivStyle portfolio, a move that will the provider to grow its catheter division, according to a press release. ActveStyle is primarily known as a direct-to-consumer provider of incontinence supplies. "Customers have a lot of choices for catheters and related urology supplies, but ActivStyle's years of experience in medical supplies, customer information systems, and distribution platform help set...

ActivStyle, Catheter Express, incontinence, urological supplies


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Medline, ROi announce agreements for wound care, incontinence

December 12, 2017HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Medline has been awarded two new agreements with Resource Optimization & Innovation through its Pre-Commitment Program. Per the agreements, ROi members will have access to a portfolio of products related to traditional wound care and incontinence categories, including gauze, bandages, abdominal pads, underpads and briefs. “Medline is honored to have been chosen as a collaborative partner with ROi for basic wound care and incontinence items,” said Dan Johns, vice president,...

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ConvaTec adds distribution business

July 21, 2017HME News Staff

READING, United Kingdom - ConvaTec, a global medical products company, has agreed to pay nearly $121 million for Woodbury Holdings, a distributor of incontinence and catheter supplies.The Floral Park, N.Y.-based Woodbury offers a portfolio of more than 500 incontinence and 650 catheter products, and a wide array of nutritional, enteral feeding and vascular compression products through subsidiaries Woodbury Health Products and Wilmington Medical Supply."ConvaTec and Woodbury share a common commitment...

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Supreme Court sides with SCA

March 28, 2017HME News Staff

STOCKHOLM - SCA says it has won an important victory in its seven-year patent infringement case against First Quality Products. A six-year statutory period of limitations, during which a patent infringement claim must be commenced, cannot be shortened based on the equitable doctrine known as laches, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-1 decision on March 21. The decision allows SCA to proceed with its claim for pre-suit damages, the company announced in a press release. “We are thrilled the...

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Medline invests $60M in facility

October 25, 2016HME News Staff

MUNDELEIN, Ill. - Medline has invested an additional $60 million to increase manufacturing of incontinence products at its Lithia Springs, Ga., facility. The investment has paved the way for a 400,000-square-foot expansion of the facility that will ensure products can be shipped to any of the company's 40-plus distribution centers across the country. The facility, originally opened in 2011, spans 600,000 square feet and uses equipment that allows Medline to compress briefs, helping it to reduce packaging...

Expansion, incontinence, Manufacturing, Medline


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