12 December 2013

Smith & Nephew announces global launch of DURAFIBER◊ Ag dressing

Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces the launch of its DURAFIBER Ag antimicrobial dressing in the EU. 

DURAFIBER is a highly absorbent, non-woven gelling fibre dressing that provides a versatile solution for the management of medium to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds. 

DURAFIBER Ag expands the range by adding the antimicrobial action of silver to this proven technology. DURAFIBER Ag is strong when wet, a key attribute in deeper wounds. Its composition facilitates clean, one-piece dressing removal, effective exudate management and uncompromised patient comfort, and its anti-shrinkage properties allows wounds to be treated efficiently. 

DURAFIBER Ag was launched in the US in September 2013 and will now be available in the EU and other markets worldwide in the near future. 

Frans Cromme, Senior Vice President, Advanced Wound Care, commented: “We believe it is important that clinicians have a choice when treating these type of wounds. Smith & Nephew is committed to delivering innovative products that improve patient wellbeing and help reduce the economic cost of wounds.  I’m delighted that patients will now be able to benefit from the effectiveness of this new dressing with its high absorbency and proven clinical outcomes.”



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Smith & Nephew

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Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma, Smith & Nephew has around 11,000 employees and a presence in more than 90 countries. Annual sales in 2012 were more than $4.1 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN). 

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