Medicinal maggots to the rescue
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Monarch Labs supports our customers in many ways, and often behind the scenes. Just take a look at some of the conferences we will be sponsoring over the next few months:
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, Biannual Conference: Feb 22-23; Houston, TX
Diabetic Foot Conference: Mar 21-23; Los Angeles, CA
Palliative Wound Care Conference: May 16-18; Indianapolis, IN
Podiatric Resident Education Summit: Aug 23-25; Teaneck, NJ
Wild on Wounds: Sep 11-14; Las Vegas, NV
Symposium on Advanced Wound Care: Sep 27-29; Las Vegas, NV
Superbones-West: Oct 24-26; Las Vegas, NV
Canadian Association of Wound Care: Nov 7-10; Vancouver, Canada
Desert Foot: Nov 20-22; Phoenix, AZ
We are glad to support your conferences. Thank you for supporting us! If you attend any of these conferences, stop by our exhibit booth for your thank you gift.
Monarch Labs plans to open Leech Therapy Research Center, whose mission is to optimize the methods of handling and administering medicinal leeches. Monarch Labs is partnering with the BTER Foundation (www.BTERFoundation.org) in this endeavor.
Monarch Labs announces the release of their latest maggot therapy dressing: LeFlap DuJour. This dressing is similar to the popular LeFlap dressing, except the DuJour model can be cut into any shape, to custom-fit a variety of wounds. Contact Monarch Labs for your free sample.
Monarch Labs was named Gold Sponsor at the 8th International Conference on Biotherapy (www.bterfoundation.org/icb/icb2010.htm) The event ("ICB-2010") brought together biotherapy clinicians, researchers, producers, and the general public to share basic principles, clinical workshops, and the latest research in maggot therapy, leech therapy, apitherapy, phage therapy, helminthic therapy, service animals, and other medicinal animals. More information about the conference can be found at: www.bterfoundation.org/icb/icb2010.htm
Dr. Sherman, Co-Founder and Laboratory Director of Monarch Labs LLC, will attend the Diabetic Foot Conference (DFCon) in Los Angeles, CA to exhibit Medical Maggots™ and demonstrate how this natural therapy is treating serious diabetic wounds and saving limbs from amputation.
Monarch Labs LLC announced today that it has partnered with MNX to provide expedited shipping of Medical Maggots™ (disinfected Phaenicia sericata larvae) for wound care.
Dr. Sherman, Co-Founder and Laboratory Director of Monarch Labs LLC, will attend the Diabetic Limb Salvage conference in Washington, DC to exhibit Medical Maggots™ and demonstrate how this natural therapy is treating serious diabetic wounds and saving limbs from amputation.
Monarch Labs Announces First Wound Dressing in U.S. Specifically for Maggot Therapy. LeFlap™ dressing should save time and money when treating wounds with Medical Maggots.™ Monarch Labs announced today the market launch of its new, proprietary wound dressing specifically designed to make maggot therapy more easy, quick and simple to administer. Monarch Labs has been allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to produce and market this new wound care device under the trade name: LeFlap.™
Monarch Labs is recruiting for a Laboratory Assistant to take over primary responsibility for the insectary (fly and maggot rearing).
Monarch Labs will sponsor a maggot therapy workshop on April 4, 2009. Dr. Ronald Sherman & the BTER Foundation will present their "Principles & Practice of Maggot Therapy" in Irvine. This program has traveled around the country, with co-sponsors like the University of California, University of Arizona, Cornerstone Hospitals, Wild on Wounds Conference, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and others.
For more information or to register, see the BTER Foundation website, or the program brochure.
AMA and Medicare issue coding recommendations to improve reimbursement for Medical Maggots™ and maggot therapy.
BTER Foundation issues patient interview videos on maggot therapy.
Veterinarians at Oklahoma State University used maggot therapy to treat a horse bitten by a rattlesnake.
CBS Channel 2 News paid a visit to Monarch Labs. See their video documentary about maggot therapy.
Doctors at the National Institutes of Medicine describe one of the patients treated with maggot therapy in the NIH Record.