The Advanced Wound Management division of Smith & Nephew (London), a medical technology business, said Wednesday that it plans to move the operations of its negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) business from California to its U.S. headquarters in Largo, Florida. There will be a phased withdrawal from the facility in California, which is expected to close in about six month's time.

The move to Florida is planned as part of the integration of BlueSky Medical Group, which was acquired this May. BlueSky’s products are part of Smith & Nephew's range of customer solutions for hard-to-heal wounds and are the cornerstone for the development of Smith & Nephew's global NPWT business.

Joe Woody, president of Advanced Wound Management said, "We are very excited about BlueSky's products and the opportunities in the negative pressure wound therapy market. This move is the first step in integrating BlueSky with Smith & Nephew and creates a firm base for our long term position in this market. It also improves our ability to meet our customers’ needs for NPWT products. We are working closely with the employees at BlueSky Medical to ensure a smooth transition."

LCA-Vision opens 68th vision center

LCA-Vision (Cincinnati) reported the opening of its 68th Lasik Plus vision center in Scarsdale, New York. This is the company's third LasikPlus vision center to open in the New York/Northern New Jersey metropolitan area; the other locations are in Westbury, New York, and Paramus, New Jersey. LCA Vision provides laser vision correction services.