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New Study Shows the Use of MEDIHONEY(TM) Wound & Burn Dressing is Associated With Reduction in Wound Size
Date:4/8/2008

uka honey dressings was associated with a statistically significant decrease in wound pH and a reduction in wound size." Significant wound progression during a two-week period is noted as a strong predictor of good wound healing outcomes.

Commenting on the article, Derma Sciences CEO Edward Quilty said, "Method of action is obviously an important component to having a better understanding of a medical device. Based on the results clinicians have seen all over the world, and recently here since our launch in the US and Canada, we have known for quite some time that the dressings work. Now we are getting a better understanding as to 'why'. Providing the answer to this question will no doubt increase product usage, as it makes clinicians feel more comfortable that the product has been studied thoroughly, it is effective, and we understand why it is effective. Although pH modulation and the product's high osmolarity have long been thought to contribute to the effectiveness of the product, it is rewarding to see these beliefs are being confirmed through good, well structured trials."

He also added, "This is yet another important study focused on non-healing or recalcitrant wounds that are not progressing with other advanced wound care modalities. It will only help to improve MEDIHONEY(TM)'s growing reputation as an effective dressing to 'kick-start' the healing process. This is what clinicians are reporting to us after their lengthy clinical evaluations. As we planned, we believe clinicians are gaining significant confidence in our dressing for very troublesome wounds. Once this is established in the market, it then becomes only a matter of time before the dressing is more commonly used even from the onset of a wound. This will be reflected in growing product sales as we ramp up throughout 2008 and into 2009."

About Derma Sciences

Derma Sciences is a manufacturer and marketer of advanced wound-care products, with operations based in the US and
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