Kinetic Concepts’ Prevena Incision Management System may help reduce post-operative complications

Published on March 18, 2010 at 3:00 AM · No Comments

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: KCI) today announced the initial European and Canadian launch of the Prevena™ Incision Management System, the first and only powered negative pressure product designed specifically for management of surgically closed incisions. Studies have shown that the Prevena™ System may reduce the risk of post-operative complications, such as infection.

The Prevena™ Incision Management System is now available for use in hospitals throughout Europe and Canada. KCI estimates greater than three million procedures are performed each year worldwide that could benefit from treatment with the Prevena™ System, representing a potential global opportunity greater than $1 billion.

“The Prevena™ Incision Management System is an important part of KCI’s broader Negative Pressure Therapy Platform”

The Prevena™ Incision Management System is designed to create an environment that helps to promote healing by:

  • Removing exudate and potentially infectious material
  • Helping to hold the edges of the incision together
  • Stimulating perfusion
  • Reducing edema
  • Protecting the surgical site from external infectious sources

“The Prevena™ Incision Management System is an important part of KCI’s broader Negative Pressure Therapy Platform,” said Mike Genau, KCI global president, Active Healing SolutionsTM. “Prevena™ represents a revolutionary solution for surgical incisions at risk for post-operative complications. Prevena™ further diversifies our Active Healing Solutions™ portfolio, and we are excited to offer a product that may play a role in preventing and minimizing surgical complications.”

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