HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, Announces Successful Launch of “Business of Wound Care” (BWC) Initiative with the Kirchner Group

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Nine early-stage companies presented innovative wound care technologies to investor and wound care manufacturer audience.

HMP Communications (HMP), a leader in healthcare communications and education, and a subsidiary of HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, and the Kirchner Group, a leading North American traditional merchant bank, are pleased to announce the successful launch of their inaugural Business of Wound Care (BWC) meeting.

This one-day program brought together over 75 entrepreneurs, companies and investors in the wound care space and was held on September 27, 2013 to coincide with the opening of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall (SAWC Fall) meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

Nine early-stage wound care companies presented to an impressive crowd of investors and wound care industry C-suite executives, business development and marketing personnel. The presenting companies included; SironRX Therapeutics, MobileHealthWare LLC., Leaf Healthcare Inc., Cytomedix Inc., WoundZoom Inc, HealthOne Alliance, MXBioDevices, LLC, Functional Technology, LLC and Kent Imaging, Inc.

Attendee evaluations were overwhelmingly positive with 87% rating the meeting an 8, 9 or 10 out of 10. The unique design of the BWC program included sections on: The Future of Wound Care Technology, Public Policy Update, Investor and CEO Roundtables and the Early-Stage Wound Care Company presentations. Audience testimonials included:

  •     “Every part was extremely important and a very synergistic mix.”
  •     “The Investor Roundtable gave me great insight into what investors are looking for.”
  •      “Loved the concept – keep the idea alive.”

The BWC program was built on a foundation created by the synergies of HMP’s communication, education platform and expertise, along with the Kirchner Group’s content and equally formidable expertise relevant to business and entrepreneurship in health and life sciences.

HMP’s strength within wound care communications is fueled by its print and online reach which includes 60,000+ wound care clinicians and decision-makers who are readers and/or e-subscribers to their journals Ostomy Wound Management, WOUNDS, Podiatry Today and Today’s Wound Clinic.

Kirchner’s clients and partners range from some of the most promising entrepreneurs, to Fortune 500 companies and their investors. The Kirchner Group also manages assets on behalf of some of the largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors in the world.

“The Kirchner Group was formed because we believed there was a better way to help small and medium sized businesses and the feedback from attendees of this event seems to really validate our model,” stated Bud Kirchner, Founder and CEO of Kirchner Group. “Being able to bring the experience and knowledge of our Health and Life Science group to wound care entrepreneurs and investors in a forum like this is an integral part of what differentiates us from other groups.”

“Since Kirchner Group and HMP launched the Business of Wound Care initiative earlier this year we have been very pleased with the escalating response from entrepreneurs, investors, key opinion leaders and industry. We are especially pleased with the turnout for the conference in Las Vegas,” said Patrick McNees, Kirchner Group Managing Partner, Health and Life Science. He went on to say, “Since wound care is one of Kirchner Group’s primary focus areas, we feel our partnership with HMP offers an unprecedented opportunity to meet the needs of both the business and investment communities. In fact, we are currently working or in planning discussions with twelve companies and several investors in the wound care space and are continuing to add others.”

HMP Vice President, Group Publisher, Wound Care Division, Jeremy Bowden said, “We are extremely encouraged by the success of our inaugural Business of Wound Care program and based on the overwhelmingly positive response from all participants – presenters, investors, CEOs – plan to continue with the second BWC meeting next year. It will again be presented in tandem with the first day of the SAWC Fall meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday October 16, 2014.” Bowden continued, “Many of my C-Level wound care clients have circled this date on their calendars and will be bringing more of their business development team members to sit in for the early-stage wound care company presentations. We at HMP Communications are selfishly excited to see these unique wound care technologies become commercialized and/or acquired as they are the lifeblood to keeping our industry growing.”

About HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, a collaborative formed by HMP Communications, LLC and North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), is a leader and innovator in healthcare communications. The company produces some of the industry’s most well-respected brands of multimedia, live events and accredited continuing education (CE) programs. HMP distributes award-winning content across a wide spectrum of healthcare audiences who can access its brands anywhere at any time. Visit for more information.

About Kirchner Group
The Kirchner Group has been providing traditional merchant banking services since 1985. The Company provides operational and transactional support for companies and asset management services for institutional investors. Kirchner Group’s proprietary platform is built on the premise that pairing deep domain expertise with process excellence provides superior results. Our clients and partners range from some of the most promising entrepreneurs, to fortune 500 companies and their investors. In addition, Kirchner Group manages assets on behalf of some of the largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors in the world. Visit for more information.

Tags: Business of Wound Care, SAWC, Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, wound care, wounds, HMP

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