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|A mission to China|
The Chinese domestic market for advanced wound care products is currently being boosted by a $124 billion investment to reform its healthcare system, which is resulting in substantial new market opportunities.
To assist UK companies in making the most of them, the UKTI is arranging a mission to the 5th International Wound Dressings Conference in Beijing, and among the delegates will be superabsorbent fibre (SAF) specialist Technical Absorbents.
The company’s SAF-based medical nonwovens have been extensively developed for use in advanced moist wound care dressings. Such dressings provide a therapeutic effect and aid healing, especially when used in the treatment of wounds with high exudates, such chronic wounds and burns. They are designed to present the correct moisture conditions around the wound, but not result in actual wetting. The integration of a SAF-based fabric, results in the rapid uptake and retention of exudates from the infected area. This is essential in creating an optimum environment to aid the healing process, and prevent further bacterial growth.
“Selecting SAF as the absorption component affords significant benefits to medical device producers, patients and carers,” explains the company’s business development manager Dave Hill. “Its fibrous form creates lightweight, soft and flexible fabrics. These offer precise absorbency control, fluid retention and porosity, with low dust and shedding performance. Enhanced absorption and retention levels also mean dressings need changing less frequently. This reduces time pressures on clinicians and helps enhance patient comfort. SAF-based medical fabrics are available in a wide range of formats and can also provide different levels of anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory performance.
“TAL is already involved in extensive development projects within advanced wound care sectors, and welcomes the opportunity the conference will afford for dialogue with key Chinese end product manufacturers.”
The 5th International Wound Dressings Conference takes place from September 9-13 and is a highly-targeted, senior-level event bringing together China’s wound care industry, R&D organisations, hospitals and policy makers.
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