CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2015) - BSN medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that it was awarded a national product agreement in the advanced wound care category by Novation, the nation's leading health care services company. BSN medical received the three-year contract for its Cutimed® Sorbact® product, which received an Innovative Technology designation from Novation following a comprehensive review process.

"We are very pleased to enter into this relationship with Novation, and we are extremely proud to receive the Innovative Technology designation for Cutimed Sorbact, our unique antimicrobial product for advanced wound care treatment," said Roberto Muñoz, president of North America for BSN medical.

"The new agreement provides us the opportunity to offer our Cutimed Sorbact product through Novation to the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA, UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista," continues Muñoz. "The designation of Innovative Technology further highlights the clinical benefits of BSN medical's innovative way to treat contaminated, colonized or infected wounds of any type."

The Cutimed Sorbact product provides a microbe binding action for wound care that is proven to effectively clean colonized and infected wounds without a chemically active agent or antibiotics. As a result, side effects such as bacterial resistance, cytotoxic (cell-killing) effects or allergies that might be linked to using common antimicrobials like silver are eliminated. The product uses hydrophobic interaction to attract, bind and inactivate pathogens, creating optimum conditions for wounds to heal naturally.

A multi-center study shows that Cutimed Sorbact can reduce signs of perifocal inflammation, and reduce or eliminate local infection. In addition, results show that it has broad compatibility with other wound management products and is easy to handle during dressing changes. During the treatment period, 93 percent of all wounds improved or healed completely among 116 patients1.

About Novation, Recipient of the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Inside Certification
Novation is the nation's leading health care services company, focused on revolutionizing operational performance for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista LLC. Novation's progressive approach to cost performance, data and intelligence, and integrated advisory solutions helps health care providers envision and advance new models of cost-effective, high-quality care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Novation is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and twice has been honored with the Ethisphere Institute's coveted Ethics Inside® Certification, and has been named three years consecutively to Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list. Follow @NovationNews on Twitter.

About BSN medical
BSN medical is a global leader in the worldwide healthcare market specializing in the areas of Wound Care and non-invasive Vascular solutions, Orthopedics and Compression Therapy. The company is focused on the development of world-class branded products that offer high quality solutions for patients and caregivers alike. BSN medical has a global reach through its 35 internationally operating companies and its network of trusted partners in many markets. The company, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, has 5,500 employees worldwide.

1 Kammerlander, G., Locherer, E., Suss-Burghart, A., von Hallern, B., Wipplinger, P An investigation of Cutimed Sorbact as an antimicrobial alternative in wound management.
Cutimed and Sorbact are registered trademarks of BSN medical.

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