The FDA is shifting some of its wound care review responsibilities away from the Center for Devices & Radiological Health, handing them instead to the Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research.
Kinetic Concepts Inc. said it agreed to acquire 1 of its private wound-care peers, Systagenix, for $485 million.
San Antonio, Texas-based KCI said the deal brings a large suite of complementary advanced wound care products into its portfolio.
Medtech maker Spiracur was awarded 2 new Medicare reimbursement codes for its negative-pressure SNaP wound care system, a device which aims to help physicians heal wounds more rapidly for their patients.
The HCPCS codes G0456 and G0457, which were issued from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, are for clinical services using a mechanically-powered device, providing an effective, off-the-shelf solution for negative pressure wound therapy, Spiracur said.
Two of the hospital industries leading group purchasing organizations announced a flurry of supply deals with medical device companies for wound care and hand held surgical instruments Thursday.
MediPlus Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Silver Advanced Wound Care Products
MediPurpose also announced that its expanding MediPlus(tm) advanced wound care product portfolio now includes Foam Ag, Comfort Foam Ag and Super Foam Ag dressings.
Atlanta, GA, September 29, 2011 –(PR.com)– MediPurpose(r), a master distributor and manufacturer of medical products, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its MediPlus(tm) foam wound care products that contain antibacterial silver.
A federal judge in Texas shot down a salvo fired by Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) in its wound care war with Smith & Nephew (SNN), denying KCI’s motion to bar its British competitor from marketing negative pressure wound therapy kits using foam dressings.
KCI sued Smith & Nephew for patent infringement, alleging that its Renasys-F foam dressing kits violated a pair of KCI patents. The San Antonio, Texas-based wound care firm wanted Judge Royal Fergeson of the U.S. District Court for Western Texas to enjoin Smith & Nephew from selling any NPWT kits using the Renasys dressing.