Application: First variable porosity primary dressing for the temporary treatment/healing of burn and chronic wounds
Product type: Silicone/Nylon Matrix, coated sheet
Dr. Aubrey Woodroof, a pioneering burn and chronic wound care specialist came to Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical with a theoretical concept, based on extensive clinical experience with similar wound care products, and basic handmade prototypes of a proposed wound dressing system. He was initially looking to Trelleborg to provide a single silicone element in the system
PermeaDerm® approached Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical experts initially for reinforced silicone sheeting for a new wound dressing product. This request led to a joint engineering and production project starting with design and testing through to manufacturing and supply.
PermaDerm® came to our experts with:
After reviewing the product design and characteristics, the Trelleborg Medical engineers worked close with PermeaDerm® to provide:
Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical and PermeaDerm® worked hand-in-hand to develop the manufacturing and quality assurance processes that exist today. By delivering a complete manufacturing solution including processes, documentation and validation, Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical experts took over the portion of development needed to manufacture the product and get it to market. This allowed Dr. Woodroof to focus on writing critical scientific publications, identifying new investors and promoting the PermeaDerm® products.
The partnership resulted in global, regulatory acceptance for a combination drug-and-device solution and the launch of PermeaDerm®.