Southmedic Inc.

Southmedic dynamic open wound closure


BARRIE, Ontario, August 27, 2014 - Southmedic Inc., an innovative Canadian healthcare product developer, contract manufacturer (ISO13485, FDA, SGS and CE registered), and national distributor, will return to MEDICA, the world’s largest annual medical trade fair, November 12-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany, featuring its unique OxyMask™ product line, Premium Surgical Scalpel line, and introducing a new Dynamic Wound Closure system.

“ What we’ll be displaying in Düsseldorf is a novel line of products designed to help close open and retracted wounds,” says Lee McDonald, Southmedic’s president and chief executive officer. “Managing this type of wound is both a serious challenge for healthcare providers and a burden on patients who live with repeated surgical treatments and ongoing tissue defects that diminishes their quality of life.”

The wound closure system employs “dynamic traction” on wound edges, which brings tissue back to its original position, allowing for a primary closure of the tissue layers. The process helps restore original tissue integrity, maintains proper function, and ultimately, significantly reduces healthcare expenditures.

Also to be seen again at MEDICA, OxyMask remains the world’s first and only “open” oxygen delivery system. This innovative oxygen mask provides a full range of oxygen therapy levels; yet allows open communication with patients, continuous delivery of prescribed medical oxygen, easy access for other therapies; and helps make patients more comfortable, thus increasing patient compliance.

In addition, Oxymask reduces numerous risks including: the danger of CO2 re-breathing, patient harm caused by inappropriate flow settings, aspiration risks, pressure points/skin irritation breakdowns, and, by eliminating the need for multiple oxygen interfaces, equipment set-up errors.

As well, Southmedic returns to MEDICA this year with its internationally-recognized Surgical Scalpel products. The company’s scalpel blades meet the highest material and workmanship standards, resulting in a scalpel blade line unmatched in quality and performance.

“There’s been a growing awareness of injuries caused by sharp instruments, or ‘sharps’ as they are known, to the point that many countries now have brought forth legislation to protect healthcare and other workers exposed to sharps,” explains Southmedic president McDonald. “And that concern for safety is what has driven the development of Southmedic’s line of safety-engineered scalpel blades and handles”.

Looking ahead, Southmedic’s current product development includes Capnography products that will help healthcare providers monitor both expired CO2 during resuscitation and conscious sedations in non-intubated patients.

We look forward to meeting interested visitors at our Hall 16, G42 booth during MEDICA this year.

In the meantime, to find complete information on all our product lines please visit Southmedic’s website at www.southmedic.com or contact Jenefer Barnes (jabarnes@southmedic.com ), our VP Global Surgical Sales.

Also please look us up under Companies & Products on the medica-tradefair.com portal.