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Ramsay S.,Corporation Fort Worth | Davidson J.M.,Vanderbilt University | Nanney L.,Vanderbilt University | Schultz G.,University of Florida
International Wound Journal | Year: 2015

Chronic wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and venous leg ulcers, impact the lives of millions of people worldwide. These types of wounds represent a significant physical, social and financial burden to both patients and health care systems. Wound care has made great progress in recent years as a result of the critical research performed in academic, clinical and industrial settings. However, there has been relatively little translation of basic research discoveries into novel and effective treatments. One underlying reason for this paucity may be inconsistency in the methods of wound analysis and sample collection, resulting in the inability of researchers to accurately characterise the healing process and compare results from different studies. This review examines the various types of analytical methods being used in wound research today with emphasis on sampling techniques, processing and storage, and the findings call forth the wound care research community to standardise its approach to wound analysis in order to yield more robust and comparable data sets. © 2015 Medicalhelplines.com Inc and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Source

Holshouser C.,Corporation Fort Worth | Newell C.,Corporation Fort Worth | Palas S.,Corporation Fort Worth | Martin L.,Corporation Fort Worth | And 9 more authors.
Advanced Materials and Processes | Year: 2013

Lockheed Martin and Oak Ridge National (ORNL) are working jointly to develop an additive manufacturing (AM) system known as Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM). The BAAM is capable of manufacturing components measured in terms of inches or feet, along with multiple yards in all dimensions. It has the potential to manufacture parts completely unbounded in size. Lockheed Martin has initiated efforts for the development of advanced materials, equipment, and processes for AM, and continues to be an industry leader in the field, realizing a vision that started in the late 1990s for manufacturing advanced thermoplastic composites of arbitrary size and shape. The company is jointly working with ORNL to leverage the lab's expertise in materials development and processing through the established US Department of Energy's (DOE) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF). Source

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