PRINCETON, N.J., April 6 Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCI), a specialty medical device/pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, announced today that the American Professional Wound Care Association plans to spotlight Derma's MEDIHONEY® Wound and Burn Dressings at the Association's 10th Annual Conference, APWCA 2010, in Philadelphia this week. MEDIHONEY® will be featured during a breakfast symposium on Friday, April 9, titled "Anti-Microbial Dressings: New Concepts."
In addition, the company will present six posters at the conference, each showcasing successful MEDIHONEY® case studies. The poster list is as follows:
MEDIHONEY®, Derma Sciences' line of novel patented dressings, is comprised of a high percentage of Active Leptospermum Honey. This unique type of honey has been shown in a randomized controlled study to increase the rate of chronic ulcer healing versus other advanced wound care dressings. MEDIHONEY® dressings are ideal for the management of non-chronic and hard-to-heal wounds including diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, burns and post-operative wounds.
Derma Sciences Chairman and CEO, Ed Quilty, stated, "We are honored to play such a visible role at APWCA 2010 and believe it will be an excellent opportunity to provide wound care professionals with new information on how MEDIHONEY® can be used to treat hard-to-heal wounds. The product is a key part of Derma Sciences' growth strategy."
The conference runs from April 8 through 11 at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center.
About Derma Sciences, Inc.
Derma Sciences is a global manufacturer and marketer of advanced wound care products. Its key product, MEDIHONEY®, is the leading brand of honey-based dressings for the management of wounds and burns. The product has been shown to be effective in a variety of indications, and was the focus of a positive large-scale randomized controlled trial on leg ulcers. Other key novel products introduced into the $14 billion global wound care market include XTRASORB(TM) for better management of wound exudate, and BIOGUARD(TM) for infection prevention. Derma also has in development DSC127, a novel pharmaceutical for accelerated wound healing and scar reduction. DSC127, an angiotensin analog, has shown positive healing results in multiple pre-clinical animal models. One possible mode of action of the drug is the up-regulation of mesenchymal stem cells at the wound site. Derma expects to announce the key efficacy endpoint result from this study during Q3 of 2010.
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-- "Active Leptospermum Honey and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Non-Healing Post-Surgical Wounds" by Edna Acuna, MD, of Dallas, TX -- "Evidence Based Practice for Pediatric Wound Care: Utilizing Active Leptospermum Honey as a Primary Dressing in Chronic Wounds" by Charleen Deo, RN, CWOCN, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, of Palo Alto, CA -- "Evidence Based Practice: Active Leptospermum Honey Dressings for Use in an Indigent Outpatient Wound Care Clinic" by Diane Maggio, RN, CWOCN, of Atlantic City, NJ -- "Active Leptospermum Honey for Pediatric Wound Care: Moving Evidence into Practice for Pediatric Wound Care" by Roxana Reyna, RNC, WCC, Driscoll Children's Hospital, of Corpus Christi, TX -- "The Clinical Benefits of Active Leptospermum Honey: Oncologic Wounds" by Debbie Segovia, RN, MSN, CWOCN, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, of Tulsa, OK -- "Selection of a Cost-effective Debriding Alternative to a Pharmaceutical Enzymatic Agent at One County Long Term Care Facility" by Mary Webb, San Mateo Medical Center, of San Mateo, CA
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