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Product related news items from 2002.


Last updated: May 2003
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2002 - August

New digital wound measurement and documentation software

WoundMatrix allows clinicians to measure the progress of a wound. The new software can provide reports which show digitial pictures of the wound with precise measurements. Other features include:

For further information regarding WoundMatrix and a free 30-day demo disk, email Gregg Legerton at

2002 - July

Versiva - a newly launched woundcare dressing

An interim analysis of phase III clinical trials conducted on VersivaR, a new multi-layer composite dressing, was recently presented at the European Woundcare Management Association (EWMA) conference in Granada, Spain. The analysis shows that the use of Versiva under compression therapy has:

Versiva consists of a hydrocolloid layer, a non-woven HydrofibreR layer, a fluid handling layer and a top layer of polyurethane foam/film laminate. Perforations in the hydrocolloid layer allow wound exudate through to the fibrous blend, which produces a cohesive gel. The upper layer of foam/film helps maintain an optimal moist environment supportive of healing, whilst also providing protection from bacterial and viral penetration.

Versiva is a Registered Trade mark of E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.

For further information contact:


Global Development Centre,
First Avenue,
Deeside Industrial Park,
CH5 2NU.

Tel: 01244 584300
Fax: 01244 584311

At Weber Shandwick:

Kate Hodge - 07780 701 525/020 7841 5481, 
Allona Grunberg - 020 7841 5635, 
Sue Daley - 020 7841 5622.

At ConvaTec:

Andrew Thelwell - 01244 584 330

2002 - May

Mepilex® Transfer - a new Tendra® product with Safetac® Technology

Mölnlycke Health Care has recently launched Mepilex Transfer - a new Tendra product with Safetac Technology. Mepilex Transfer is a soft silicone exudate transfer dressing, designed for a wide range of exuding and difficult-to-dress wounds. Mepilex Transfer can also be used as a protective layer on non-exuding wounds and/or large areas of fragile skin.

Mepilex Transfer is a thin and conformable dressing that transfers the exudate away from the wound and keeps a moist wound environment in combination with an appropriate secondary dressing.

Mepilex Transfer is available in two sizes, 15x20 cm and 20x50 cm.

For further information visit or contact +46-31-7223000.

*Tendra is the brand uniting the wound care products and services from Mölnlycke Health Care.

*Safetac is a patented soft silicone adhesive technology from Mölnlycke Health Care.

2002 - January

New silver dressing from Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew has recently launched a new antimicrobial barrier dressing. Acticoat is the first dressing to use the patented Nanocrystalline Silver* technology that provides a new class of silver antimicrobial barrier protection. Acticoat is intended for use in partial and full-thickness wounds such as burns, donor and recepient graft sites, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers and diabetic ulcers.

Acticoat offers fast bacteria kill rates and a long wear time. The following factors contribute to the benefits of this dressing:

For further information visit or contact +44-1482-673650.

* A patented technology of NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals Corp.

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