Post-Surgical Dressing Can be ‘Built’ During Application to Accommodate Virtually Any Incision with One Product Size

Tempe, Arizona – March 12, 2019 – Vomaris Innovations, Inc. reports the U.S. launch and first uses of a revolutionary new post-surgical wound dressing. Procellera® FlexEFit™ Antibacterial Wound Dressing employs a novel ’Link & Build’ design that enables it to be ‘built’ during application to seamlessly cover incisions of virtually any length or curvature with just one product configuration. It is an important addition to Vomaris’s line of wound care products powered by V.Dox™ Technology. The only technology of its kind in the world, it employs embedded moisture-activated microcell batteries that wirelessly generate microcurrents designed to mimic the skin’s electrical energy.

Procellera FlexEFit was first used by Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Jimmy Chow and Dr. Brandon Gough, co-founders of the Orthopedic Institute of the West at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus in Phoenix, AZ.

“I have used Vomaris’s products with V.Dox Technology on over 2,000 total hip and knee replacements because it provides the incision protection I’m looking for without the use of additional antibiotics. It allows me to extend a very important measure of infection control beyond the operating room” said Dr. Jimmy Chow, M.D. “It is the post-surgical dressing of choice here at the Orthopedic Institute of the West.”

The company believes there will be important clinical and economic benefits to Procellera FlexEFit. Surgical site infections are considered the most common and costly of all hospital acquired infections. While infection rates in joint replacement are considered relatively low, they can be catastrophic and cost up to $10 billion per year to manage in the U.S. alone. In scientific and clinical studies, V.Dox Technology has been shown to kill a broad-spectrum of microbes, including multidrug-resistant and biofilm-forming bacteria, and to increase the rate of reepithelialization. The ability for V.Dox Technology to reduce the risk of post-surgical wound infection means significant potential cost savings for hospitals and patients.

“We do a very high volume of procedures at our facility. This new [FlexEFit] design is an exciting advancement in incisional care because it combines the non-antibiotic antibacterial protection I’m looking for with simplicity of use and a focus on economic efficiency that is increasingly important, not just in our facility, but in today’s healthcare environment. With this product, we can do more with only one product” said Dr. Brandon Gough, M.D.

In addition to Procellera FlexEFit, Vomaris has a portfolio of products powered by V.Dox Technology including the OrthoElite™ line, designed specifically to contour and move with various joints. These products are distributed by Arthrex, Inc. exclusively in the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine fields under the name JumpStart® Antibacterial Wound Dressings. Outside of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Vomaris wound care and surgical incision products are being sold in several countries around the world via a network of distributors. Vomaris is actively adding distribution partners to continue its global expansion.

References

  • Korol E, Johnston K, Waser N, et al. A Systematic Review of Risk Factors Associated with Surgical Site Infections Among Surgical Patients. PLoS One. 2013;8:e83743.
  • Loyola University Health System. Surgical Site Infections are the Most Common and Costly of Hospital Infections [ScienceDaily web site]. January 19, 2017. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170119161551.htm.

Orthopedics This Week’s 2016 Sports Medicine Technology Award goes to Advanced Microcurrent Technology®; seen as the New Generation in Wound Care, with Non-pharmacologic Solution to Antimicrobial Efficacy.

Vomaris Innovations, Inc., announced today that the company’s Advanced Microcurrent Technology® (AMT) platform has earned RRY Publications, LLC and Orthopedics This Week’s Sports Medicine Technology Award for 2016. This annual award recognizes excellence in sports medicine innovation and celebrates the physicians, scientists and engineers who are creating the next generation of innovative products, which will significantly improve care for athletes of all performance levels. The Vomaris team received its award at the 2016 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Colorado Springs on July 8, 2016.

The Sports Medicine Technology Award is sponsored by Orthopedics This Week, the leading publication in orthopedics with more than 180,000 monthly readers. Following a categorization and analysis process, winning technologies were selected by a respected panel of leading sports medicine physicians, including James Andrews MD, Brian Cole MD, Thomas Vangsness MD, David Petron MD and John Dorris MD.

Utilizing electricity to mimic the body’s own physiologic electric currents which are essential for skin repair and wound healing, Vomaris’ core platform – Advanced Microcurrent Technology® – employs embedded moisture-activated microcell batteries that generate microcurrents. It is a new generation solution for wound and incisional care with demonstrated broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy – including antibiotic-resistant1 and biofilm-forming2-3 bacteria – and the ability to support the body’s natural healing process4. This is increasingly important as heightened concern about ‘super bugs’ (i.e. drug-resistant microbes) and infections drives the need for a non-pharmacologic approach to antimicrobial efficacy.