AQUACEL® launched nearly 20 years ago with a breakthrough technology — Hydrofiber™
Since then, we’ve never stopped innovating.
Today, the AQUACEL® family includes a wide range of wound dressings — including AQUACEL® FoamPRO, AQUACEL® Extra, AQUACEL® Foam, AQUACEL® Surgical and AQUACEL® Burn.
In addition, our AQUACEL® Ag dressings are the #1 antimicrobial dressings today,1 combining the infection-fighting power of ionic silver with the unique capabilities of Hydrofiber™ Technology.
The numbers say it all...
The AQUACEL® Family of Products
Hydrofiber™ Technology is a soft, absorbent material that transforms into a gel on contact with wound fluid
The gelling action creates an optimal environment for wound healing.2,3,4,5,6
1 Data on file, ConvaTec Inc.
2 Waring MJ, Parsons D. Physico-chemical characterisation of carboxymethylated spun cellulose fibres. Biomaterials. 2001;22:903-912.
3 Walker M, Hobot JA, Newman GR, Bowler PG. Scanning electron microscopic examination of bacterial immobilisation in a carboxymethylcellulose (Aquacel) and alginate dressings. Biomaterials. 2003;24(5):883.-890.
4 Jones SA, Bowler PG, Walker M, Parsons D. Controlling wound bioburden with a novel silver-containing Hydrofiber® dressing. Wound Rep.Regen. 2004;12: 288-294.
5 Bowler PG, Jones SA, Walker M, Parsons D. Microbicidal properties of a silver-containing Hydrofiber® dressing against a variety of burn wound pathogens. J.Burn Care Rehabil. 2004;25: 192-196.
6 Walker M, Bowler PG, Cochrane CA. In vitro studies to show sequestration of matrix metalloproteinases by sliver-containing wound care products. Ostomy Wound Manag. 2007;53(9):18-25.