TEDCO portfolio company, LifeSprout, in Science magazine

Car crashes, battle wounds, and surgeries can leave people with gaping holes in soft tissue that are often too large for their bodies to repair. Now, researchers have developed a nanofiber-reinforced injectable gel that can rebuild missing muscle and connective tissues by serving as a scaffold and recruiting the body’s wound-healing cells. So far, the team has tested the material only in rats and rabbits. But if it performs as well in humans, it could give reconstructive surgeons a fast and easy way to help patients regenerate lost tissues without scarring or deformity.

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A significant milestone for a great TEDCO MII portfolio company - CoapTech (gets FDA clearance for PUMA-G System)

CoapTech LLC, a medical device company focused on delivering transformative solutions for minimally-invasive surgery, announced Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted the company 510(k) clearance for its PUMA-G System April 10, which enables ultrasound-based placement of percutaneous gastrostomy feeding tubes.

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