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Wound management
IV securement dressing for patient comfort
Wound management : 25 February, 2014
The 3M Tegaderm IV advanced securement dressing improves catheter stabilization whilst maintaining patient comfort
Clinical results of new wound treatment
Wound management : 12 November, 2013
VAC VeraFlo Instillation Therapy study results shows advantages over traditioinal NPWT
Dressing for non-healing toe and forefoot wounds
Wound management : 10 October, 2013
A new negative pressure wound therapy dressing kit has been designed to suit non-healing wounds on toes and the forefoot
Wound dressings to be shown at technology expo
Wound management : 04 October, 2013
Derma Sciences is attending Novation Innovative Technology Expo with its dressings for wounds and foot ulcers
KCI launches large dressing to offer additional dressing customization
Wound management : 13 August, 2013
Kinetic Concepts is globally launching the new V.A.C. VeraFlo Large Dressing for easy application of V.A.C. VeraFlo Instillation Therapy on larger wounds and wounds requiring additional dressing customization.
Vanderbilt Heart performs first US implant of AIGISRx R fully bioresorbable antibacterial envelope
Wound management : 08 August, 2013
The first implantation of TYRX's AIGISRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope takes place at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in Nashville, Tennessee by Dr Christopher Ellis.
Cardium files Excellagen FDA 510(k) submission based on expanded structural and functional properties
Wound management : 06 August, 2013
Cardium Therapeutics files a new 510(k) submission for its current FDA-cleared Excellagen advanced wound care product to reflect additional and specific structural and functional properties of Excellagen based on the company's supplemental research and development activities.
KCI plans to acquire Systagenix
Wound management : 31 July, 2013
Kinetic Concepts signs a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based Systagenix, a provider of advanced wound care (AWC) products, for a purchase price of $485 million.
OxyBand starts shipping oxygenated wound dressings to the US Army
Wound management : 30 July, 2013
OxyBand Technologies begins shipping oxygenated wound dressings to the US Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, USA.
Clinical study shows Alliqua's SilverSeal dressing improves surgical wound outcomes
Wound management : 19 July, 2013
Alliqua is reporting the results from a post-marketing study to assess surgical wound outcomes in patients who have undergone foot and ankle surgery.
KCI launches epidermal harvesting tool in the USA
Wound management : 10 July, 2013
Kinetic Concepts' CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System is now commercially available in the USA.
Devon Medical receives ANVISA medical device registration and approval in Brazil for NPWT system
Wound management : 04 July, 2013
Devon Medical, a global medical device manufacturer, designer, and distributor, receives medical device registration and approval from the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA - Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria) for its extriCARE 2400 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) pump.
KCI initiates study of intermittent instillation therapy for wound management
Wound management : 21 June, 2013
Kinetic Concept initiates patient enrollment in a multi-centre clinical study assessing the benefits of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with intermittent instillation therapy with a topical wound cleanser.
New dressing delivers benefits of surgical incision management to more patients
Wound management : 24 May, 2013
Kinetic Concepts is launching a Prevena Peel & Place Dressing with a V.A.C. Connector, which expands the availability of the Prevena Incision Management System.
New study reports improved patient outcomes for Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy system
Wound management : 20 May, 2013
Kinetic Concepts is reporting that the company's ABThera Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System is associated with improved patient outcomes compared to traditional Barker's vacuum-packing technique (BVPT) in trauma and surgical patients studied.
New evidence establishes elevated protease activity as highly predictive of skin graft failure
Wound management : 17 May, 2013
New evidence presented at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA)'s conference in Copenhagen, Denmark revealed that elevated protease activity (EPA) was detected in almost half the wounds (43 percent) that resulted in skin graft failure.
Devon Medical receives CE Mark for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system
Wound management : 16 May, 2013
Devon Medical receives the CE mark for the company's portable extriCARE 2400 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system.
CSL Behring's Kcentra receives FDA approval for urgent warfarin reversal in patients with acute bleeding
Wound management : 01 May, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves CSL Behring's Kcentra (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate [Human]), the first non-activated 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) for the urgent reversal of acquired coagulation factor deficiency induced by vitamin K antagonist (eg warfarin) therapy in adult patients with acute major bleeding.
Systagenix partners with Sorbion to market super absorbent wound dressings
Wound management : 30 April, 2013
Systagenix (Gatwick, UK) signs a distribution agreement with Sorbion (Senden, Germany) for a superabsorbent wound dressing to be marketed under Systagenix branding.
KCI begins global rollout of novel skin graft harvesting tool
Wound management : 30 April, 2013
Kinetic Concepts is showcasing the company's CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System at a company-sponsored epidermal grafting education summit April 30–May 1, 2013 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Z-Medica reveals expanded CE indications for haemostatic dressings to support broader use in surgical wound care
Wound management : 26 April, 2013
Z-Medica is announcing expanded CE indications for QuikClot Hemostatic Dressings which support the use of QuikClotproducts as an adjunct to manual pressure for the temporary control of moderate external bleeding from surgical wounds or cuts and lacerations during operative and postoperative care.
Research study indicates superbugs can be killed by silver-coated antimicrobial dressing
Wound management : 11 April, 2013
Smith & Nephew reveals in-vitro study results suggesting ACTICOAT Silver-Coated Antimicrobial Dressings are bactericidal against some antibiotic resistant organisms carrying the NDM-1 enzyme.
Kinetic Concepts offers portable negative pressure therapy system for patients in Japan
Wound management : 10 April, 2013
Kinetic Concepts' ActiV.A.C. Therapy System is now available for in-patient use in Japan.
Derma Sciences signs long-term exclusive global rights agreement New Cast Industries of Korea
Wound management : 03 April, 2013
Derma Sciences signs a long-term exclusive global rights agreement with New Cast Industries of Korea for the casting element within the TCC-EZ total contact casting system.
Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System offers improved patient results
Wound management : 08 March, 2013
A new retrospective study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicates that Kinetic Concepts' ABThera Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System (ABThera OA NPT) was associated with a significantly higher ultimate midline fascial closure rate compared to traditional Barker vacuum pack technique (BVPT).
Derma Sciences starts enrollment in Phase 3 trial for healing diabetic foot ulcers
Wound management : 08 February, 2013
Enrollment of patients is commencing in the first of two Phase 3 clinical trials with Derma Sciences' investigational topical drug candidate DSC127.
Study shows decreased incidence of groin SSI with Prevena incision management system
Wound management : 24 January, 2013
Kinetic Concepts confirms that, in a study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Prevena Incision Management System decreased the incidence of groin surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients after vascular surgery.
Harvest receives CE Mark for expanded clinical indication for treatment of no-option critical limb ischemia
Wound management : 21 November, 2012
Harvest Technologies receives the CE Mark for an expanded clinical indication for its SmartPReP2 Bone Marrow Aspiration Concentration System (BMAC2) product.
KCI offers Canadian clinicians the Next generation in NPWT technology
Wound management : 13 November, 2012
Kinetic Concepts is the V.A.C.Ulta Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System to the Canadian market at the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) in London, Ontario, one of the premier wound care conferences in the country.
Amniotic membrane provides wound covering for spinal and orthopaedic application
Wound management : 26 October, 2012
Orthofix International is introducing VersaShield, a naturally physiologic wound covering for use in both spinal and orthopaedic applications.
Avery Dennison gains 510(k) clearance of new CHG transparent film dressing
Wound management : 03 October, 2012
Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a business unit of Avery Dennison receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) transparent film dressing, known as BeneHold CHG Transparent Film Dressing.
Medical grade honey reduces hospital stays for head and neck cancer patients
Wound management : 21 September, 2012
Derma Sciences is reporting an independent pilot study conducted in the UK that shows MEDIHONEY may reduce the length of hospital stays by encouraging more rapid healing.
New negative pressure wound therapy device receives PDAC approval
Wound management : 19 September, 2012
Devon Medical Products receives approval from the Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) contractor for the company's extriCARE 2400 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) pump and associated bandages and disposable canister.
ConvaTec launches new wound dressing in the USA
Wound management : 17 September, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing the AQUACEL Ag EXTRA wound dressing in the USA, incorporating the market-leading and proprietary Hydrofiber Technology.
New dressing aims to transform burn management in Europe
Wound management : 14 September, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing to Europe the latest products in the company's most recognized family of wound dressings which are AQUACEL BURN and the antimicrobial AQUACEL Ag BURN dressings.
KCI expands Brazilian operations
Wound management : 13 September, 2012
Kinetic Concepts is expanding existing operations in Brazil with an expansion that will enable KCI to deliver its therapies to more patients and help improve patient outcomes through the provision of specialist wound management training in VAC Therapy.
Derma Sciences launches hydrogel colloidal sheet to treat dry wounds in the USA
Wound management : 10 September, 2012
Derma Sciences is launching MEDIHONEY HCS (Hydrogel Colloidal Sheet) in the USA.
New microclimate solution helps to prevent and treat pressure ulcers in obese patients
Wound management : 05 September, 2012
Kinetic Concepts is launching the Skin IQ 1000 Microclimate Manager (MCM) in the USA by the company's Therapeutic Support Systems (TSS) business.
Antimicrobial haemostatic IV dressing receives additional FDA clearance
Wound management : 05 September, 2012
HemCon Medical Technologies receives an additional US regulatory clearance for the antimicrobial haemostatic IV dressing GuardIVa, that is part of the company's European subsidiary product portfolio.
Systagenix launches new wound care solutions in Brazil
Wound management : 23 August, 2012
Systagenix Brazil is launching two new advanced wound care products, Silvercel Non-Adherent and Adaptic Digit.
Covalon receives FDA clearance for antimicrobial silicone wound dressing
Wound management : 23 August, 2012
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives clearance of Covalon Technologies' SurgiClear antimicrobial silicone adhesive film dressing designed to cover and protect wound sites and wound closure devices, as well as secure other primary dressings to a patient's skin.
New in vitro study data shows wound dressing with silver kills multidrug-resistant organisms
Wound management : 14 August, 2012
ConvaTec is announcing in vitro study results showing that a wound dressing containing ionic silver is able to kill several strains of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), commonly referred to as 'superbugs'.
Give your wound care budget a boost with Comfifast
Wound management : 20 July, 2012
Synergy Health is inviting tissue viability specialists, dermatology nurses and procurement managers to join the tenth anniversary celebrations of its Comfifast wound care brand by making cash release savings of up to 50 percent on tubular bandaging.
Derma Sciences acquires global exclusive rights to NIMBUS Technology from Quick-Med Technologies
Wound management : 16 July, 2012
Derma Sciences and Quick-Med Technologies, a life sciences company that is developing innovative technologies for the healthcare and consumer markets, sign an agreement whereby Quick-Med Technologies has granted Derma Sciences an exclusive global license to intellectual property related to the novel NIMBUS antimicrobial technology, which is available in BIOGUARD dressings.
Systagenix helps Team Sky recover more quickly road rash during Tour de France
Wound management : 13 July, 2012
Special wound dressings made by Tour de France's Team Sky supplier Systagenix are providing an advantage for the team when riders fall off their bikes because the wound management products are helping 'road rash' victims to heal faster and help the team's riders return more quickly to the day to day action.
Skin barriers help to prevent peristomal skin issues in ostomy patients
Wound management : 18 June, 2012
ConvaTec is reporting observational study results showing that use of ConvaTec Moldable Technology Skin Barriers helped to maintain skin integrity and improve peristomal skin issues in stoma patients.
KCI receives 510(k) for VAC Therapy to manage closed surgical incisions
Wound management : 18 June, 2012
Kinetic Concepts receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market its proprietary Vacuum Assisted Closure, or VAC Therapy System, for the management of closed surgical incisions.
Systagenix acquires O2 Insights
Wound management : 13 June, 2012
Systagenix completes the acquisition of the assets of O2 Insights which now adds a third marker to the company's wound diagnostics pipeline.
Foam dressing combines soft absorbent foam pad with AQUACEL interface
Wound management : 12 June, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing the AQUACEL foam dressing, which is the first dressing to combine a soft absorbent foam pad with the healing benefits of the company's proprietary AQUACEL interface for use in the management of wounds.
ConvaTec launches new wound dressing in Europe
Wound management : 04 June, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing AQUACEL EXTRA wound dressing with strengthening fibre in certain countries in Europe.
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