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Mölnlycke Health Care launches new negative pressure wound therapy system in collaboration with Medela AG

By: Mölnlycke Health Care, March 12 2010Posted in: Mölnlycke Health Care

Mölnlycke Health Care announces the European launch of Avance™, a new negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system, to meet the needs of nurses and patients. The system has been developed in collaboration with Swiss based company Medela AG, which specialises in medical vacuum technology.

The new Avance system is designed to be more convenient for health care professionals and patients and features a range of benefits to enhance ease of use  and patient comfort. The portable Avance system can be used throughout the therapy and is suitable for use in hospital or the home. Having just one system means less training required for staff and an easier transition from hospital to home for patients.

The Avance pump is lightweight and comes with a unique docking station, giving patients greater mobility. It can be used with a choice of dressing kits, depending on the wound and a patient's needs. For added comfort, kits are also available with Mepitel®, the wound contact layer with Safetac® technology, which minimizes pain and trauma at dressing removal.

Phil Cooper, President of the Wound Care Division at Mölnlycke Health Care, says, "Through our strong collaboration with Medela, we have created a high quality, reliable negative pressure wound therapy system; meeting the needs of both health care professionals and patients. We listened to customer demand and used our extensive experience in developing world-leading wound care and surgical products and services to find an effective solution. With fifty years experience in producing innovative and safe medical vacuum technology, Medela was the ideal company for us to work with to develop Avance."

Peter Höst, CEO of Medela Healthcare, says, "We were pleased to work together with Mölnlycke Health Care to develop Avance. We are both key players in our respective industries and have gained a wealth of experience over many years. We have played to our strengths to develop a system that is technically advanced while at the same time easy to use for health care professionals and convenient for patients."
      
The Avance system is available to rent, either in the short or long term or to purchase.  Mölnlycke Health Care will provide clinical and technical support, along with initial training and ongoing advice.


About Mölnlycke Health Care

Mölnlycke Health Care is a world leading manufacturer of single-use surgical and wound care products and services for the professional health care sector.

The Surgical Division offers safe and efficient surgical solutions through a wide range of single-use products that help minimise the risk of infections for patients, protect healthcare workers and increase the efficiency in the operating room. Key brands include BARRIER®, Biogel® and HiBi®. The Surgical Division also offers custom procedure trays, ProcedurePak®, that create time, effort and cost efficiencies.

The Wound Care division offers gentle and effective wound healing and provides a range of unique products based on the patented adhesive technology, Safetac®, e.g. Mepilex® wound dressings and Mepitel®, together with surgical, absorbent and fixation dressings, e.g. Mepore®. The assortment also has supplementary portfolios in compression, dermatology and orthopaedics, as well as a product for hard-to-heal wounds, Xelma®, extracellular matrix protein.

Mölnlycke Health Care is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. More information is available on our About us section.

About Medela AG

Medela is a family owned company specialising in medical vacuum solutions in the fields of healthcare and breastfeeding. It offers innovative solutions for advanced wound care, thoracic drainage and professional vacuum systems. Medela has a worldwide network of distribution partners in more than 90 countries and has 14 subsidiaries in Australia, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. More than 900 employees around the globe set the benchmark for breastfeeding and medical technology healthcare products, 250 of these work in the head office in Baar, Switzerland.

More information is available at www.medela.com.

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