Technology | October 16, 2007

Derma Sciences Receives Clearance for Absorbent Dressing

Derma Sciences Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of advanced wound care products, announced it received clearance from the FDA to market and sell its API-MED Active Manuka Honey Absorbent Dressing.

This represents the first FDA clearance of a honey-based product for the management of wounds and burns. Honey-based products have been available throughout Europe where they compete against silver-based dressings, and have in only two years captured approximately 10 percent of that market, according to the manufacturer.

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