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New Data Supports ConvaTec Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Date:8/17/2009

SKILLMAN, N.J., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today the publication of new data demonstrating positive clinical results achieved with the Engenex((R)) Advanced Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system.

The Engenex((R)) NPWT System, utilizing low pressure (75 mm Hg) and EasyRelease(TM) dressings incorporating Bio-Dome(TM) Interface Technology, is designed to safely and effectively promote the healing of difficult wounds.

The case series study, published in the June issue of the journal Ostomy Wound Management, evaluated use of the next generation NPWT system in the management of complex surgical and traumatic wounds. Following the application of the NPWT system in a protocol of care, all three cases showed a marked progression toward wound healing, with reduced wound volume and development of healthy granulated tissue. Clinicians also observed that the dressing - developed specifically for use with the Engenex((R) )NPWT system - was well tolerated, with no tissue growth into the dressing, "little to no" disturbance of the granulation bed during dressing changes, and "little to no" bleeding or trauma on removal of the dressing.

"As our experience and these cases suggest, we believe that the Engenex NPWT System, with its low pressure profile and unique, non-adherent dressings, may represent an advance in this technology, possibly benefiting wound and patient outcomes," said author Cheryl Nease, PT, Memorial Health Center in Savannah, GA.

In December 2008, ConvaTec signed a long-term global exclusive license agreement with Boehringer Technologies to market and distribute the Engenex((R)) NPWT System incorporating Bio-Dome(TM) Interface Technology. The Engenex((R)) NPWT System is an innovative technology and enginee
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