Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Newest addition to AQUACEL® portfolio uses Hydrofiber® Technology to protect sacral skin from breakdown
LUXEMBOURG (April 12, 2016) — ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, today announced that its AQUACEL® Foam Pro dressing, powered by Hydrofiber® Technology, will be featured at the upcoming Symposium on Advanced Wound Care conference (SAWC) scheduled for April 13-17, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.
AQUACEL® Foam Pro dressing is the newest addition to the AQUACEL® Foam dressing portfolio, and will be featured at the SAWC as part of the entire AQUACEL® Foam dressing line.
AQUACEL® Foam Pro dressing is a 2-in-1 dressing designed to help both protect the sacral area from skin breakdown and maintain a moist wound-healing environment.
The new silicone foam dressing is designed to protect the skin from breakdown caused by moisture, friction and shear forces. When skin is exposed to excess moisture—commonly caused by perspiration or incontinence—it may become susceptible to damage from friction and shear caused by the movement of a patient across clothes or bed linens.
Like all AQUACEL® Foam dressings, AQUACEL® Foam Pro is powered by ConvaTec’s proprietary Hydrofiber® technology, which absorbs wound fluid and creates a soft gel, maintaining a moist wound-healing environment that supports the body’s healing process. The incorporation of Hydrofiber® technology in AQUACEL® Foam Pro dressing also helps provide a healthy skin microclimate by absorbing and locking away excess moisture from the skin.
“Customer reaction to AQUACEL Foam Pro has been overwhelming” said Doug Bohrer, Vice President & General Manager, Wound Therapeutics and Clinical Care, US. “With the addition of AQUACEL® Foam Pro to address skin breakdown in the sacral area, we now have a foam dressing for nearly any body contour.”
The new AQUACEL® Foam Pro dressing is part of the full portfolio of AQUACEL® Foam dressings.
AQUACEL® Foam Pro dressing is available in the US.
The AQUACEL® Foam family of dressings is designed to help protect the peri-wound skin, defend against skin breakdown and nurture by creating an environment for moist wound healing. With ConvaTec’s proprietary Hydrofiber® Technology at its core, the AQUACEL® Foam family of dressings includes AQUACEL® Foam, AQUACEL® Ag Foam and AQUACEL® Foam Pro.
ConvaTec is a global medical products and technologies company with leading market positions in wound therapeutics, ostomy care, continence and critical care, and infusion devices. Our products provide a range of clinical and economic benefits, including infection prevention, protection of at-risk skin, improved patient outcomes and reduced total cost of care. The company is owned by Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners. More information is available at www.convatec.com.
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