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Canadian Medical Technology Company LABORIE to Become New Subsidiary

Patricia Industries, a part of Investor AB, has signed an agreement with Audax Private Equity to acquire the Canadian medical technology company LABORIE, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of urologic and gastrointestinal disorders that affect the daily lives of millions. LABORIE was founded in 1967 and has grown organically and through acquisitions from a leading manufacturer of capital equipment for urodynamic testing into a fully-integrated medical device company with a market-leading position in urology and a rapidly growing gastroenterology business. Read more.

Source: Business Wire, August 19, 2016

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BioLife Products Embedded in Cook MyoSite Phase 3 Cell Therapy Trial for Stress Urinary Incontinence

BioLife Solutions, Inc.(BioLife, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media, announced that its media products are embedded into the autologous cell therapy being developed by Pittsburgh-based Cook MyoSite, a subsidiary of the Cook Group, for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.  Read more.

Source: PharmaBiz.com, July 19, 2016

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FDA Approves OTC Availability of PeriCoach, an At-home Pelvic Floor Trainer Device

DENVER – Analytica on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the PeriCoach at-home pelvic floor trainer device and smartphone app as an over-the-counter treatment for mild, moderate and stress urinary incontinence and urge incontinence.  Pelvic floor muscle exercise is recommended as first line non-pharmacologic treatment for the millions of women – estimated at one in three – who suffer from urinary incontinence.  Read more.

Source: Drug Store News, July 13, 2016

Domtar Expands Personal Care Portfolio with Purchase of Butterfly Health Inc.

Every day, Domtar improves the quality of peoples’ lives by providing dignity and choice through its Personal Care products. In line with its strategy and core capabilities, Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) has purchased the assets of Butterfly Health Inc. BUTTERFLY® body liners offer discreet, secure protection for accidental bowel leakage (ABL). “This product provides a unique solution to a problem that exists for roughly 1 out of 10 people. It represents a complementary addition to our portfolio of brands and technologies,” stated Mike Fagan, President of Domtar Personal Care. Read more.

Source: Business Wire, June 27, 2016

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Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation System for Urinary and Fecal Dysfunctions

Axonics Modulation Technologies won European regulatory approval for its Sacral Neuromodulation System (SNM), a product designed to treat overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence.  The device is rechargeable, and so can be used for longer periods than similar devices that have to be replaced with new batteries periodically.  Read more.

Source: Medgadget, June 7, 2016