AQUACEL® launched 25 years ago with a breakthrough technology — Hydrofiber™
Over that time, we have seen so much change, so much innovation, and a fair few challenges along the way. But throughout it all, we’ve been by the side of clinicians and patients, providing the highest quality dressings and support.
Since then, we’ve never stopped innovating.
Today, the AQUACEL® family includes a wide range of wound dressings — including AQUACEL® Extra, AQUACEL® Foam, AQUACEL® Surgical and AQUACEL® Foam Pro.
In addition, our AQUACEL® Ag+ dressings are the #1 antimicrobial dressings today1, combining the infection-fighting power of ionic silver with the unique capabilities of Hydrofiber™ Technology.
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.