17 April 2019

Smith & Nephew Completes Acquisition of Leaf Healthcare, Inc.

Smith & Nephew plc (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces it has completed the acquisition of Leaf Healthcare, Inc., the developer of the unique Leaf Patient Monitoring System to monitor the orientation and activity of patients susceptible to pressure ulcers. The transaction follows Smith & Nephew’s successful two-year partnership with Leaf Healthcare as an exclusive distributor and strategic investor.

The Leaf Patient Monitoring System is a small, lightweight, wearable sensor that wirelessly monitors a patient's position and their mobility whilst in hospital. The tracking data is used to automate and document compliance with prescribed turn protocols for patients at risk of pressure injuries1. Leaf, together with Smith & Nephew’s ALLEVYN LIFE and ALLEVYN GENTLE BORDER and SECURA Skin Care products, offers customers a portfolio to help optimise pressure injury prevention protocols.

The commercial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Leaf is currently only available in the US.



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  1. Pickham, D., Pihulic, M., Valdez, A., et al. Pressure injury prevention practices in the ICU: Real-world data captured by wearable patient sensors. Wounds. 2018.

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