ConvaTec is a global medical products and technologies company, offering products and services in the areas of wound and skin care; ostomy care; continence and critical care; and infusion devices. ConvaTec has over 8,000 employees, with eleven manufacturing sites in eight countries, and does business in more than 100 countries. The company has $1.7B in annual sales and is owned by Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners.History: 1978 – ConvaTec created as a division of E.R. Squibb & Sons, Inc. 2008 – ConvaTec acquired by Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners2008 – ConvaTec acquires Unomedical2012 – ConvaTec acquires 180 Medical↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wikipedia.
ConvaTec | Date: 2014-05-16
A wound dressing having anti-microbial activity comprises a first fibre capable of bonding with silver (1) cations. The wound dressing comprises a blend of the first fibre to which silver (1) cations are bonded and a second fibre which is substantially free from silver. The wound dressing comprises from 0.01 to 5.0 percent by weight of silver (1) cations, based on the weight of fibre.
ConvaTec | Date: 2015-06-19
The present invention relates to a valve system for an inflatable portion of an indwelling medical device and more particularly to a valve system for fluid regulation of a catheter comprising a fluid inflatable portion that undergoes pressure changes within the body during use.
ConvaTec | Date: 2014-07-25
The body has a fluid inlet port for receiving pressurized fluid and a fluid outlet port connected to the retention balloon. A first passage connects the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port. A second passage in the body is connected to the balloon fluid return path and is at the pressure of the retention balloon. A valve prevents fluid flow through the first passage when actuated. The valve includes a pressure-responsive member movable to a position to obstruct fluid flow in response to fluid pressure in the second passage exceeding the predetermined level. Flexible means such as a membrane defines a normally open portion of the first fluid passage, which is closed by the moveable means bearing on the membrane when pressure exceeding the predetermined level actuates the valve.
ConvaTec | Date: 2014-07-31
A bag connector system includes a first coupling element, with a self-closing seal and a housing having a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port, and a second coupling element, with a housing having a fluid inlet end and a fluid outlet end. The fluid inlet end is configured to displace the self-closing seal when inserted into the fluid outlet port of the first coupling element. A bag connector system optionally includes a locking mechanism to maintain the first coupling element and second coupling element in a coupled state. Uncoupling of the first and second coupling elements results in minimal fluid contamination on the outer surfaces of the coupling elements. The bag connector systems provided herein are included in medical appliances for waste management.
ConvaTec | Date: 2014-04-04
A material for use as a wound dressing, the material being in the form of a roll and comprising gel forming fibers and the material having lines of longitudinal stitching.