Perfectus Biomed, in collaboration with Essity (t/a BSN Medical Ltd) and the University of Huddersfield, are delighted to have won The Best Clinical or Preclinical Research Award at the 2019 JWC Awards.
Perfectus Biomed, Essity (t/a BSN Medical Ltd) and the University of Huddersfield were awarded a grant from Innovate UK to develop an in-vitro test method that assesses the fluid handling properties of superabsorbent wound dressings (SAPs) within an exuding lower limb wound model.
The partners designed and validated an in-vitro test method capable of differentiating the efficacy of SAPs. Wound care companies who commission the test will better understand and market their products. They will be able to test their products using a validated method which mimics real life and thereby provide data to clinicians that increases confidence in clinical product performance. Furthermore, the test method can also be used as a platform for the development of additional, and increasingly complex, test methods, further challenging and differentiating products on the market or in the pipeline.
Clinicians are required to make daily decisions relating to fluid handling of exuding wounds, with the aim of supporting moist wound healing while reducing the development of peri-wound maceration. Physical product support data is typically limited to horizontal fluid absorption and retention studies. This work developed a repeatable vertical wound model to be used to assess the absorption efficacy of SAP dressings at intermediate and high flow rates. This method aims to better inform clinicians about SAP dressing performance, resulting in improved patient care.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all other winners of the 2019 JWC Awards.