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In brief: AAH submits comments on bidding, Bowen to lead NEMEP


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare reiterated its concerns about the structure of the competitive bidding process, including CMS’s use of median bid prices instead of market clearing prices, in recent comments submitted to the agency.

Smith & Nephew makes wound care buy


LONDON – Smith & Nephew has agreed to acquire the wound management-related assets and business of Brazil’s Politec Saude, furthering its plans to build an emerging markets business, according to a Nov. 26 release.

From 'Classroom to Bedside'


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Smith & Nephew's Terry Coggins spent several months asking wound care providers how the company could provide better tools to help them care for patients.

Study: Worldwide wound care market poised for major growth


The worldwide demand for wound care products is expected to grow by about 6% for the next few years, according to "World Wound Care Markets 2010" by Kalorama, a market research company.

Briefs: Liberator Medical sees huge increase over previous year


STUART, Fla. - Despite "seasonal challenges," Liberator Medical's revenues for the second quarter of 2010 soared 67% over the same period last year, the company reported May 12.

Smith & Nephew remains positive


It's not a mature market but it's well established. As clinicians understand what the benefits are of the therapy and the results that they get, they naturally expand it to different applications. They see that you can use it on everything from a chronic wound to a more acute wound that might have come out of a trauma situation.

Smith & Nephew remains positive


Smith & Nephew first entered the negative pressure wound therapy market in 2007 when it bought Blue Sky Medical, but the company has a long track record--150 years--of working in wound care. The NPWT market, currently about $1.2 billion annually in the United States, presents a "big, attractive opportunity," says Tom Dugan, president, North America for Smith & Nephew advanced wound management.