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ConvaTec Launches Hydrofiber(R) Technology Web Site
Date:7/22/2009

SKILLMAN, N.J., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading provider of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced the launch of a new web site, www.Hydrofiber.com, demonstrating how the company's proprietary Hydrofiber(R) Technology is transforming wound care.

Designed for clinicians managing chronic and acute wounds, the web site illustrates the unique features and benefits of Hydrofiber(R) Technology with extensive video, data and commentary from research scientists within ConvaTec Wound Therapeutics. This transformational technology, unique to ConvaTec, powers the performance of advanced wound care products, including AQUACEL(R), AQUACEL(R) Ag and Versiva(R) XC(R) dressings, each developed for different wound management needs.

"Hydrofiber(R) Technology is the intelligent choice to meet the diverse wound care needs of clinicians and their individual patients," said Michael Steadman, President of ConvaTec Wound Therapeutics. "This exciting, new online resource shows how our high performance dressings not only help clinicians achieve better outcomes and improve the patient experience, but also contribute to cost control."

Wounds can have a significant impact on the costs of both chronic and acute care. For example, U.S. hospital stays for adults during which pressure ulcers were diagnosed increased by 79% from 1993 to 2006, and the cost of 2006 hospitalizations including a diagnosis of pressure ulcers totaled $11 billion.(1) In addition, surgical site infections have been estimated in an analysis of 2005 National Inpatient Sample data to generate $1.6 billion in excess costs to US hospitals per year.(2)

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