Procellera Technology – the world’s only wireless microcurrent-generating, antimicrobial wound dressing was featured in twelve abstracts, including one oral presentation at the recently held Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) and Wound Healing Society (WHS) Spring 2014 conference in Orlando, Florida on April 25 – April 27. The abstracts reported the latest laboratory, clinical and health economic outcomes on Procellera Technology, a novel product that produces electrical fields through its matrix of embedded microcell batteries, manufactured by Vomaris Wound Care, Inc. The company also unveiled five new composite wound dressings featuring their signature microcurrent-generating technology and expanding their Procellera Helix® portfolio.
Two of the abstracts highlighting cutting-edge translational research findings on Procellera Technology from Ohio State University were recipients of the “Excellence in Translational and Regenerative Science Award” awarded by the Wound Healing Society. Titled “Silver-Zinc Coupled Bioelectric Dressing Disrupts Bacterial Biofilm by Targeting Quorum Sensing and Antibiotic Resistance” and “A Redox Active Bioelectric Dressing Improves Human Keratinocyte Migration”, these latest findings shed new light on the significant role Procellera’s electrical fields play in epithelial cell repair and targeting bacterial biofilms.
“In our research, we were able to identify the physiologic mechanisms of action of a new bioelectric wound dressing and validate its merit in the care of patients. This is an excellent example of public-private collaboration between Ohio State and Vomaris Innovations, wherein we have combined our expertise in physical and biological sciences to advance wound care treatment options for patients at our comprehensive Wound Center” said Professor Chandan Sen, principal investigator and Director of the Comprehensive Wound Center at Ohio State University.
In two other abstracts of the twelve presented, authors concluded that Procellera Technology appeared to reduce healing time and improve wound closure rates4-5 when compared to other advanced treatment modalities, with findings pointing to significantly reduced cost. Consistently positive clinical outcomes were reported in multiple case studies of wounds of varying etiology including chronic wounds, dehisced surgical wounds, and complex wounds that had been refractory to healing prior to application of Procellera Technology.
The present state of health reform places highest value on interventions that not only improve quality but also decrease cost of care. In today’s healthcare environment, new products that improve healing and minimize infection risk, such as Procellera Technology, may serve as an important wound care ‘bridge” between gauze and expensive advanced bioengineered tissues, with the potential to reduce the burden of care in an efficient and cost-effective way.
“We have a rapidly growing body of clinical and economic data that continues to provide compelling evidence of the value of our technology, and strengthens our position in the wound care marketplace,” commented Michael Nagel, President and CEO of Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
Procellera Technology creates an optimal healing environment; its microcurrent-generating technology promotes improved healing through enhanced cellular migration1 while simultaneously managing bioburden at the wound site. The expanded Procellera Helix composite wound dressing product portfolio adds high-performance adhesive and foam layers to its existing Procellera product line, and features an ultra-thin, lightweight design that flexes to maintain wound contact and optimize patient mobility. Its unique, anatomically designed ergonomic shapes conform easily to body contours, providing an ideal solution for orthopedic and foot and ankle surgical incision sites, scope and port sites, as well as partial and full thickness wounds.
“Procellera Helix offers the clinician a cutting-edge, intelligent line of dressings that provide targeted solutions to optimize healing and combat infections,” added Nagel.
Procellera Technology abstracts presented at 2014 SAWC Spring:
- A Redox Active Bioelectric Dressing Improves Human Keratinocyte Migration (WHS Podium presentation- Emerging Technologies). Banerjee, Ghatak, Roy, Khanna, Sequin, Bellman, Dickinson, Subramaniam, Chang, Sen. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
- Silver-Zinc Coupled Bioelectric Dressing Disrupts Bacterial Biofilm by Targeting Quorum Sensing and Antibiotic Resistance. Ghatak, Banerjee, Khanna, Roy, Sen. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
- Efficacy Evaluation of a Bioelectric Wound Dressing Against Biofilms. Kim, Cross, Thomas, Izadjoo. Diagnostics and Translational Research Center, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Gaithersburg, MD.
- Bioelectric Dressing Reduces Cost of Care for Inpatients with Acute Surgical Wounds Treated with NPWT. Barki, Das, Schlanger, Lambert, Roy, Gordillo, Sen. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
- Clinical and cost-effectiveness of a Microcurrent-Generating Device in the Treatment of Wounds: Preliminary Experience at a Tribal Community Healthcare Facility. Shelton, Osife, Yamada. Hu Hu Kam Memorial Medical Center, Sacaton, AZ.
- A Wound Care Device Capable of Generating Microelectric Potential Without External Power Sources. Park, Kim, Makin, Skiba, Izadjoo. Diagnostics and Translational Research Center, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Gaithersburg, MD, Vomaris Inc., Tempe, AZ.
- A Meta-Analysis Of Rates Of Completely Closed Wounds Using MicroCurrent Generating Device On Patients Who Have Failed Advanced Standard Of Care Therapies. Brattain, Magellan Medical, Minneapolis, MN.
- Assessment of a Microcurrent-Generating Device as an adjunct to NPWT in complex surgical wounds. Harris, Hope-Higman, Perez, Boyd, Earhart, Lynch, Campbell. Trevecca/Bethany Health & Rehabilitation Center, Nashville, TN.
- Treatment of Recalcitrant Wounds of Diverse Etiology with a Microcurrent-Generating Device. Mrdjenovich, Central PA Podiatry Associates, PC, Altoona, PA.
- Wound Healing Initiation in Chronic Wounds with the use of Microcurrent Generating Device. Swan, Davis. Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL.
- Utility of a Microcurrent Generating Device in Surgical Dehiscence Wounds of Varying Etiology. Hope-Higman, Perez, Boyd, Luna, Campbell. Bethany Health & Rehabilitation Center, Nashville, TN, Home Health of Middle Tennessee, Springfield, TN.
- Utilization of a Microcurrent-Generating Device in High-Risk Patients Necessitating Complex Medical Care. Walker, Home Health of Middle Tennessee, Springfield, TN.