As part of Aatru Medical, LLC (“Aatru”) commercial planning, the company is pleased to announce a Latin America distribution agreement with Salus Biomedical, for the NPSIMS product.
The product received recent FDA 510(k) clearance, and Aatru is in the process of finalizing market introduction plans. Initial markets include Latin America, with U.S. and additional global markets to follow.
“We are very excited about this next phase of Aatru development, as we bring the product to market, providing access for clinicians and patients to this truly innovative product,” stated Edward Armstrong, President, Aatru Medical.
The patented NPSIMS, utilizes a safe and innovative solid-state chemical reaction to create and apply negative pressure in the therapeutic range to closed incision sites for up to 7 days. The unique mode-of-action, which contains no moving parts or electromechanical components, delivers similar clinical performance to other available Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) devices, while providing substantial advantages in patient quality of life, ease of use, and price.
Salus Biomedical is a medical device distributor across Latin America, focusing on hospital use devices. Israel Vierma, Managing Director of Salus Biomedical stated, “We are proud to be at the forefront of incision care with this simple, most innovative and useful product. Aatru Medical is breaking new ground on ease-of-use for the clinicians and in helping us address a growing need in Latin America.”
Aatru COO Tom Lash noted, “Market analysis and voice-of-customer feedback identified that users value the role of NPWT products in helping manage the risk of surgical site infections (SSI), although product complexity and the high cost of currently-available NPWT products is restricting use to mainly higher-risk incisions only. The NPSIMS product provides similar clinical performance while providing significant cost improvement over existing devices, creating a more scalable standard of care to treat the vast majority of low-exudate surgical incisions.”
About NPWT for closed surgical incisions:
Several post-operative wound complications are common following surgical procedures. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is well recognized for the management of open wounds, and in the last several years has been applied to closed surgical incisions. Compared with standard postoperative dressings, NPWT has been clinically shown to significantly reduce the rate of surgical site infection and seroma.