Healthcare Companies in the News for July 8 - Alliqua, Inc., Derma Sciences, MiMedx, Integra LifeSciences, Oculus Innovative

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

FinancialNewsMedia.com issues market news updates for today's active healthcare companies:  Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA), Derma Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCI), MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) and Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLS)

Headline News Alert:  Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB:ALQA) today announced that it has successfully met its financing goals, raising $3 million through the sale of common stock and warrants over the past 3 months.  A group of accredited investors purchased the equity at $0.081 per share, coupled with a warrant to purchase an additional share of common stock at $0.097 per share.  The first $1 million investment, as previously disclosed by the Company, took place between April and May of 2013.  The remaining $2 million was raised on June 28, 2013 and was led by group of Alliqua's management and board of directors, including Jerome Zeldis, Dave Johnson, David Stefansky, Joseph Leone and Kenneth Pearsen. Dr. Zeldis, who serves as the Chairman of the Board of Alliqua, is the current chief medical officer of Celgene Corporation.   To read the entire press release, please go to http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=ALQA+Headlines

Derma Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCI) closed up slightly on Friday July 5th in light trading.  DSCI operates as a medical technology company primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates in three segments: Advanced Wound Care, Traditional Wound Care, and Pharmaceutical Wound Care. The company offers Medihoney dressings for the management of non-chronic and hard-to-heal wounds, such as chronic ulcers, burns, and post-operative wounds; TCC-EZ dressing system for the management of diabetic foot ulcers; and Xtrasorb dressings that convert fluid within the dressings to a gel and lock the exudates into the dressings.

MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced recently that it has been included in the Russell 2000, the Russell 3000 and the Russell Global Indexes effective at the start of trading on July 1, 2013.  Its biomaterial platform technologies include HydroFix and CollaFix device technologies; and AmnioFix and EpiFix tissue technologies. Its tissue technologies, processed from the human amniotic membrane, utilize its proprietary Purion process to produce minimally manipulated implants.  MDXG closed up slightly on Friday on below average trading volume.

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) recently announced the company will release its second quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday, August 1, 2013. The company has scheduled a conference call for 8:30 AM ET the same day to discuss the results.  Integra's senior management team will host the conference call, which will be open to all listeners. For complete details, please visit http://www.integralife.com.  There will also be a question and answer session following the prepared remarks.  IART develops, manufactures, and markets surgical implants and medical instruments for neurosurgery, extremity reconstruction, orthopedics, and general surgery.

Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLS) a global healthcare company that designs, manufactures and markets prescription and non-prescription products in 27 countries, announced the allowance of a Mexican patent for the use of the company's novel antimicrobial surgical solution in the treatment and prevention of peritonitis. The imminent issuance of this Mexican patent, expiring in 2027, provides Oculus' Latin American partner, More Pharma, the opportunity to pursue a new drug candidate in Latin America in parallel to Oculus' subsidiary, Ruthigen, Inc.'s, development of the drug for the U.S. market. The novel new formulation, RUT58-60, is an advanced next-generation Microcyn Technology drug candidate specifically engineered for use in invasive surgical procedures, including peritonitis.

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