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LONDON -Tuesday, May 16th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN)(NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, proudly supports results of an independent, randomised clinical trial1 concluding that, in the patients studied, the use of the PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system significantly reduced the rate of surgical site infections (SSI) by 74%, compared to standard care in patients undergoing major abdominal incisions.

The randomized, controlled, open-label trial of 50 patients investigated the role of PICO Single Use NPWT used prophylactically in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. Thirty days after operations, the incidence rates of SSI significantly reduced by 74% (8.3% in treatment group vs. 32% in control group). Patients’ length of stay also reduced by approximately eight days (6.1 vs. 14.7 days). The treatment group included the use of the PICO Single Use NPWT system.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, May 16th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

Fetchr, a delivery-business and consumer technology app dedicated to disrupting shipping by eliminating the need for a traditional address, using its patented mobile technology solutions, today announced that it has raised $41 million in a Series B financing round led by New Enterprise Associates Inc. (NEA), to continue expanding globally and developing its proprietary technology.

Fetchr’s innovative and technological edge in an antiquated industry comes at a time when e-commerce is growing in the MENA region and there has been a lot of focus on the delivery industry to enable the growth of ecommerce. The interest from regional investors including Majid Al Futtaim Holding, a leading regional group with a portfolio of companies including the largest malls, retail and leisure brands is a testament to the expected changes in the retail environment that fetchr will continue to facili ... Read more »

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