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wound cleanser blog
May 9, 2022

The Role of Wound Cleansers in Wound Management

Ensuring a high quality of care is a critical requirement in any wound healing process. Wound cleansing plays an integral part in the management of acute traumatic wounds and chronic wounds and can help create favorable conditions for healing.

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Mar 3, 2022

The Critical Role of Dressings in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), also known as vacuum-assisted wound closure or “wound vac,” refers to a system that applies sub-atmospheric pressure to a wound surface in order to draw out fluid and help promote faster healing with reduced risk of infection.

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Collagen Blog
Feb 1, 2022

Role of Collagen in Wound Care

You may recognize “collagen” as an ingredient in many commercially available beauty serums, creams and capsules popular in the cosmetic industry, but collagen is also used in a variety of medical devices to treat chronic, non-healing wounds.

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conductive hydrogels
Jan 25, 2022

Conductive Hydrogels and Their Multiple Medical Applications

Hydrogels are widely utilized within advanced wound care. Their unique and highly tuneable properties allow them to be applied to solve many of the issues faced in the medical field.

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hydrocolloid awc blog
Nov 11, 2021

Benefits of Hydrocolloids in Advanced Wound Care

Hydrocolloids contain gel-forming agents/properties that are combined with a flexible adhesive applied to a carrier, such as a polyurethane film, to create an absorbent, self-adhesive, waterproof dressing. As one of the most advanced wound care products available, hydrocolloid dressings are ideal for wounds that are experiencing mild to moderate drainage.

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Head of Scientific & Technical Services, UK & Europe
Nov 1, 2021

Scapa Healthcare Strengthens Technical & Scientific Services Team in UK to Support Innovation Strategy

Peter Hynes recently joined Scapa Healthcare as Head of Scientific & Technical Services, UK & Europe. He shared his thoughts and insights about why he is excited to be a part of the team and how he plans to help Scapa Healthcare continue to create innovative solutions for its customers.

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Aug 4, 2021

Smart Hydrogels and Their Applications in Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery

Outside of wound dressings, many areas have been seen to benefit from the utilisation of hydrogel technology. Here we explore some of the smart gel technologies - a class of hydrogels - available, how they respond to a changing environment and their potential applications in the medical industry.

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Nov 10, 2020

Skin Adhesives And Topical Solutions to Manage Diabetic Skin Conditions

There are 387 million people living with diabetes worldwide today, and more than ½ billion expected by 2035, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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Medicated Powders
Oct 13, 2020

What to Consider When Developing Custom Medicated Powders for Skin Care Needs

Scapa Healthcare’s Anthony Castrogiovanni, Site Manager, R&D and Regulatory Affairs at the Dallas facility shared some expert input and insights on developing custom medicated powders for external use.

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Aug 11, 2020

Hydrogels -- Beyond Debridement Applications

Hydrogels have long been a staple for advanced wound and burn care to facilitate debridement -- the removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound. They can absorb and retain wound exudates, promoting fibroblast proliferation and keratinocyte migration

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