Medical Nutrition USA, Inc, Englewood, NJ, has been issued a patent for its Pro-Stat line of products for treating wounds to promote healing. Pro-Stat, which is used in approximately 5000 nursing homes, hospitals, and dialysis clinics, provides nitrogen-rich, hydrolyzed protein and calories in concentrated liquid form. Pro-Stat has been shown to be an effective nutritional intervention to aid in the treatment of pressure ulcers, protein energy malnutrition, recent weight loss, hypoalbuminemia, and end-stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis, according to the manufacturer.
Derma Sciences, Inc, Princeton, NJ, a provider of advanced wound care products, has increased its direct-sales staff significantly due to its increase in new products. The company, which had only 2 direct salespersons in the United States a year ago, now has 9 and will move to 21 by 2009. Most recently, the company launched MEDIHONEY Calcium Alginate with Active Leptospermum Honey.
SkinMedica, Inc, Carlsbad, CA, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, has introduced the Desonate (desonide) Gel 0.05%120 g TwinPack for the treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. Desonate is a low-potency prescription topical steroid formulated in Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences' proprietary water-based hydrogel vehicle.