Scapa Healthcare was recently granted a patent for its hydrogel wound dressings for chest cavities. The patent offers protection in Germany, France and the U.K.
Partnered with Prometheus Medical, the patented design was created to help with potentially fatal chest wounds in combat that could have been caused by a bullet, shrapnel or stabbing. It is currently being used in the Russell Cheat Seal. Scapa Healthcare is also developing the dressing to be used in animals.
The wound dressing consists of mainly hydrogels, but other Scapa Soft-Pro skin-friendly adhesives like hydrocolloids can be used. Hydrogels, in particular, adhere to the skin easily and are flexible enough to conform to difficult anatomical areas.
“This new patent approval is another example of the expansion of our intellectual property portfolio,” said Mike Muchin, VP of product development, in a press release. “Scapa Healthcare continues to be on the leading edge of medical device innovation. Not only are we seeking novel ways to expand our product and design offerings, but also developing stronger partnerships with our customers to better meet market needs.”
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