Mölnlycke to Celebrate 30 Years of Safetac® Technology at Spring SAWC Conference
Norcross, GA. May 3, 2019 – Mӧlnlycke® will celebrate a major milestone in the advancement of wound care technology at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring meeting (SAWC Spring) May 7-11 in San Antonio, TX.
Thirty years ago, Mӧlnlycke introduced its proprietary Safetac® technology to address both the significant pain patients suffer at dressing changes and trauma caused to a wound by other types of adhesives. Three billion dressings later, proprietary Safetac technology has become the standard for all wound care dressings today and is supported by 531 evidence pieces, including five systematic reviews/meta-analyses and 39 randomized controlled trials.
“Before Safetac technology was introduced, the majority of patients with wounds identified dressing change as the most painful aspect of their care,” said Randy Schwartz, Vice President of Marketing at Mölnlycke Health Care. “From the very first product with Safetac, Mepitel®, to the most recent, Mepilex® Border Flex, which features a unique combination of both Safetac and Flex Technology, Molnlycke has led the way in advancing innovation in the advanced dressing market.”
Safetac technology is a silicone adhesive that is clinically proven to cause less pain at removal
Mölnlycke will have special activities celebrating Safetac technology at booth #207 throughout SAWC in addition to featuring the following products: Mepilex Border Flex, Exufiber® Ag+ and Mepilex® Border Sacrum.
Professional Education Opportunities
During SAWC, Mölnlycke is sponsoring a breakfast symposium on “Novel Technology for Advanced Wound Dressings: Early Clinical Experience” on Thursday, May 9, from 7:30-9:00 AM. Renowned wound care expert Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD will lead the symposium which features Oscar Alvarez, PhD; Paul Chadwick, DPM; and Hadar-Lev-Tov, MD, MAS, who will discuss their clinical experience with Mӧlnlycke’s innovative wound care dressings. Because space is limited, advanced registration is required and can be completed on the SAWC website after attendees have registered for the conference.
In addition, Mepilex Border Flex will be the focus of a poster presentation titled “Study First: Driving the Case for Improving Hospital Wound Care” EBP-014 by Leigh Porzel Tyson.
Mepilex Border Flex was specifically engineered to support fewer dressing changes, reducing dressing costs and waste, while creating an optimal healing environment. One reason for frequent dressing changes is the lack of adherence, especially on areas prone to movement. Mepilex Border Flex follows the body's natural curves and movements. Its proprietary Flex Technology has been shown to be more conformable than other dressings,
Exufiber Ag+ with Hydrolock® technology is a sterile non-woven gelling fiber dressing that can be used to manage a wide range of exuding wounds including cavity wounds, leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and surgical wounds. When it comes into contact with wound exudate, Exufiber transforms into a gel that locks in exudate and facilitates moist wound healing and ease of removal in one piece during dressing changes.
Mepilex Border Sacrum is a five-layer foam dressing for pressure ulcer prevention and management of sacral wounds. Mepilex® Border Sacrum features proprietary Deep Defense™ technology, providing an optimal balance of strength and flexibility. Each of the unique five layers serves a specific purpose in pressure ulcer prevention, adding to the dressing's strength, durability and absorbency.
Randy Schwartz, Vice President of Marketing – Wound Care firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +1-470-375-0089
Jenny Johansson, Global Communications Manager email@example.com Phone: +46 (0) 739 41 29 23
Mölnlycke is a world leading medical solutions company. We develop and bring to market innovative wound care and surgical solutions along the entire continuum of care – from prevention to post-acute settings. Our solutions provide value for money, supported by clinical and health economic evidence.
Mölnlycke was founded in 1849. Nowadays, our solutions are available in around 100 countries; we are the number one global provider of advanced wound care and single-use surgical products; and we are Europe’s largest provider of customized trays. Our headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden and we have about 7,500 employees around the world. Learn more at molnlycke.com.
About Tissue Analytics
Tissue Analytics, Inc. develops an EMR module for chronic wound management. The company uses machine learning to speed up clinical documentation workflows and improve the quality of data. Tissue Analytics, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland. The company recently opened a satellite office in Kansas City, MO.