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ConvaTec and HemCon Announce Co-Promotion Agreement
Date:4/15/2009

Medical Innovators Partner to Bring Advanced Wound and Critical Care Products to U.S. Armed Forces

SKILLMAN, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today it has signed a co-promotion agreement with HemCon Medical Technologies Inc. to market ConvaTec advanced wound and critical care products to the U.S. Armed Forces.

Through the agreement, HemCon, a leading global developer of advanced medical products, is granted sales and marketing rights to leading ConvaTec products, the company's AQUACEL(R) and AQUACEL(R) Ag dressings for managing acute and chronic wounds and its Flexi-Seal(R) Fecal Management System (FMS) for the management of fecal incontinence.

AQUACEL(R) and AQUACEL(R) Ag dressings feature the unique benefits of Hydrofiber(R) Technology. These dressings gel on contact with wound fluid to provide a moist wound healing environment, manage exudate, protect the periwound skin(1) and reduce pain in situ and on removal.(2),(3),(4) In addition, AQUACEL(R) Ag dressing provides the broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties of ionic silver, which kills a broad range of pathogens in the dressing, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) as demonstrated in vitro.(5)

The innovative Flexi-Seal(R) FMS, a temporary containment device for patients with acute fecal incontinence, was designed to safely and effectively divert fecal matter, protect patients' wounds from fecal contamination, and reduce the risk of both skin breakdown and spread of infection, such as Clostridium difficile (C. difficile).

"ConvaTec is proud to be partnering with HemCon to bring our advanced wound and critical care products to the U.S. Armed Forces," commented Michael Steadman, President, Wound Therapeutics a
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