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Smith & Nephew Introduces RENASYS(TM) GO, Portable NPWT for Mobile, Active Patients
Date:3/5/2009

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew Inc's Advanced Wound Management division (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN) today announced the U.S. launch of its next Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) product, the new RENASYS(TM) GO, designed to address the needs of clinicians and their active, mobile patients. With the recently launched RENASYS(TM) EZ, Smith & Nephew now offers NPWT devices for the continuum of wound care. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently cleared the RENASYS(TM) GO system and it will be available in March 2009.

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Smith & Nephew designed the RENASYS(TM) GO system to maintain the patient's dignity at home, on the go, in long-term care or any environment where the active, mobile patient must be compliant with NWPT to promote wound healing. The RENASYS(TM) GO is intuitive, lightweight, portable and quiet, and can be used with the RENASYS(TM)-F foam and RENASYS(TM)-G gauze wound interfaces, the broadest selection of interfaces available from a single supplier. This enables clinicians to tailor NPWT to meet their patients' unique needs and the specific requirements of their wounds, with clear improvements in patient comfort, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness.

"Smith & Nephew understands that in the more ambulatory wound care environments, ease of use and cost effectiveness are paramount," said Joe Woody, President, Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management. "That's why we designed the RENASYS(TM) GO to be easy for the caregiver to use, simple for the patient to manage, and compatible with our new RENASYS(TM)-F foam dressings as well as RENASYS(TM)-G gau
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