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Derma Sciences Announces Clinical Poster on Use of MEDIHONEY(TM) Wound & Burn Dressings Wins First Place Award at APWCA
Date:3/20/2008

d in a combined 91.4% closure rate. Additional endpoints quantified during the study included:

-- Decreased pain

-- Decreased inflammation

-- Decreased edema

-- Increased management of wound fluid

-- No increase in blood sugar levels in the five diabetic patients

enrolled

About the product's recognition at the APWCA, CEO Edward Quilty said, "Venous leg ulcers can be some of the most difficult to manage. Although 50% heal with standard multi-layer compression therapy, it is the other 50% that make the quality of life so poor for patients with this type of ulcer. We knew from Georgina Gethin's large-scale randomized controlled study presented last year that the use of Active Leptospermum Honey helped to increase the healing rate of these otherwise non-healing leg ulcers, and we sought to do a confirmatory case series study when we launched MEDIHONEY last fall. Dr. Regulski's study is impressive and compares very favorably to other case series of 8-12 non-healing leg ulcer patients managed with other products. Indeed, as is the case with any new product introduced into the wound care market, clinicians first put the dressings on their toughest hard-to-heal wounds, and the majority of MEDIHONEY used so far has been on these non-healing leg ulcers. This is exciting to us for two reasons: First, we believe that the reputation MEDIHONEY is garnering out in the field for its effectiveness on non-healing leg ulcers is helping to position the product as first-line for this type of ulcer by the clinicians that have used the dressing. As word spreads and as we increase our sales force, the product stands a good chance of widespread adoption for the management of non-healing leg ulcers. Secondly, since this type of wound is third in incidence within the big three ulcer types -- behind pressure ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers -- we have good reason to believe that our initial strong sales are only scratching the surface of wha
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