New Products July 2013

A New Skin Grafting Option

Podiatrists may want to take a closer look at a new approach to skin grafting to help close acute and chronic wounds.

   The CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System is designed to consistently and reliably harvest epidermis at the dermoepidermal junction, which allows skin grafting without the need for donor site anesthesia, notes the manufacturer Kinetic Concepts, Inc (KCI).

   The new skin grafting platform will enable physicians to harvest epidermis grafts while minimizing donor site complications, explains the company.

   According to the company, the CelluTome system offers an automated, precise and reproducible process of harvesting autologous, non-damaged epidermal tissue. The manufacturer adds that one can use the CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System in conjunction with VAC Therapy (KCI).

Company: Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
Product: CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System
For more info, visit www.KCI1.com .

A Shield Against Shoe Odor

A new antimicrobial spray utilizes a nanosilver formula to shield patients against shoe odor.

   The Clean Sweep Antimicrobial Shoe Shield works inside the shoe and the manufacturer Tetra says the product can destroy 99.9 percent of odor-causing bacteria and fungus on contact. Clean Sweep also keeps patients’ footwear free of microbes through the use of a clear and flexible antimicrobial micro-coating, according to the company.

   Furthermore, Tetra notes that when the shoe shield’s silver nanoparticles come in contact with moisture, they release very low levels of silver ions to prevent the growth of microbes.

Company: Tetra
Product: Clean Sweep Antimicrobial Shoe Shield
For more info, visit www.thetetracorp.com .

Enhanced Wound Healing

Podiatrists looking for an enhanced way to heal chronic and acute wounds fast and efficiently may find their answer in EpiFix, an amniotic membrane allograft.

   EpiFix delivers essential wound healing growth factors, enhances healing, and reduces inflammation and scarring, notes the manufacturer MiMedx. According to the company, EpiFix includes the following growth factors: epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß), fibroblast growth factor (FGF) and platelet derived growth factor A and B (PDGF A and B).

   Available in four sizes, EpiFix easily stores at room temperature for up to five years, explains MiMedx.

Company: MiMedx
Product: EpiFix
For more info, visit www.epifix.com .

Customizable Cabinets And Podiatry Chairs

A new line of podiatric cabinets and patient chairs may offer podiatrists the form and function for an improved workflow while improving patient and physician experience.

   The company DRE Inc. notes it will carry Professional TS, Steel TS and Caprice Professional podiatry cabinets manufactured by Euroclinic as well as Euroclinic Concept’s Mya and Podopeg podiatry chairs.

   According to DRE, one can customize each cabinet with state-of-the-art features like touch screen and controls for instrument operation, video integration, an ultraviolet disinfectant drawer and multipurpose compartments for streamlined access and storage of instruments and materials.

   The podiatry chairs come with high quality upholstery, split leg rests and Trendelenburg capabilities, but physicians can also customize them for advanced adjustment options like a wireless foot pedal and stainless steel basin, notes DRE.

Company: DRE Inc.
Products: Professional TS, Steel TS and Caprice Professional podiatry cabinets, and Euroclinic Concept Mya and Podopeg podiatry chairs
For more info, visit www.dremed.com .

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