SIERRA MADRE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 24, 2018–Wound Care Advantage (WCA), in collaboration with internationally renowned podiatric surgeon Dr. David G. Armstrong, the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) and Gen1 Research, has launched Advanced Discovery, a new investigative research alliance dedicated to revolutionizing patient care through evidence-based science. Advanced Discovery will offer access to an international network of advanced wound and hyperbaric treatment centers, laying the groundwork for meaningful investigative research. In partnership with approved manufacturers and research facilitators, the Alliance will evaluate a variety of diagnostic and treatment modalities with a unified goal of positively impacting wound healing outcomes while reducing the cost of treatment. Gen1 will provide extensive administrative support and infrastructure for the studies.
Chronic wounds affect approximately 5.7 million patients in the U.S., costing the healthcare system more than $20 billion annually. 1 This burden is growing, due to a rapid increase in diabetes and vascular disease, an aging population, and rising healthcare costs. In fact, the cost of diabetic foot ulcers is greater than that of the five most costly forms of cancer 2 and diabetic foot ulcer patients are twice as costly to U.S. Medicare as those with diabetes alone … read more