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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Vacuum-assisted wound therapy device gains expanded FDA marketing go-ahead to include the claim "may promote wound healing," according to BlueSky. The device, which applies localized negative pressure to the wound bed, competes with Kinetic Concepts' Vacuum Assisted Closure system. The latter device generated $185.5 mil. in Q3 sales worldwide (1"The Gray Sheet" Nov. 8, 2004, p. 25). BlueSky expects the expanded claim will help the firm boost its 1%-5%, number-two market share. KCI filed a patent infringement suit against BlueSky in September 2003...

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