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Light BioScience LLC

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Light BioScience LLC is a pioneer in the use of light-emitting diodes for nonablative skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. Its GentleWaves LED Photomodulation system uses very specific pulses of near-infrared light to boost collagen production. The device has initial FDA clearance for treating periorbital wrinkles, but the company is amassing clinical data about its effectiveness in several other aesthetic, and some non-aesthetic, indications.

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Advanced Wound Care: The Device Industry's New Billion Dollar Product Market

For some time now, investors have hated wound care. They've been scarred by past failures, most famously, the simultaneous bankruptcies in 2002 of Advanced Tissue Sciences and Organogenesis, two tissue-engineering companies targeting chronic wounds. "Show me one success," VCs tell start-ups seeking funding. Well, now there is one. Kinetic Concepts is pulling in a billion dollars in revenues from a single product in the advanced wound care market. Is it time for VCs to love advanced wound care? Five new device start-ups hope so. Three are developing therapeutic devices for chronic wounds and two are beginning in acute wound care, an emerging surgical market. (This article also appeared as "Wound Care: Medtech's New Billion Dollar Product Market," Medtech Insight November/December 2007)

Wound Care: Medtech's New Billion Dollar Product Market

For some time now, investors have hated wound care. They've been scarred by past failures, most famously, the simultaneous bankruptcies in 2002 of Advanced Tissue Sciences and Organogenesis, two tissue-engineering companies targeting chronic wounds. "Show me one success," VCs tell start-ups seeking funding. Well, now there is one. Kinetic Concepts is pulling in a billion dollars in revenues from a single product in the advanced wound care market. Is it time for VCs to love advanced wound care? Five new device start-ups hope so. Three are developing therapeutic devices for chronic wounds and two are beginning in acute wound care, an emerging surgical market. (A Reprint of "Advanced Wound Care: The Device Industry's Billion Dollar Product Market," appearing in START-UP, November 2007.

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