KCI receives negative-pressure system clearance

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Kinetic Concepts Inc. recently received FDA clearance for its V.A.C. Via Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System. 

The system is portable and for a single patient, and is designed to treat moderate- to low-exudating wounds. Features include a diaphragm pump, longer battery life and higher leak rate threshold.

“We've listened to the feedback from our customers and patients and have taken our original system and enhanced it to better meet their needs,” said Jim Cunniff, senior vice president, Americas, KCI. “The V.A.C.Via Therapy Unit is designed to help patients return to their normal lifestyle, while receiving up to seven days of negative pressure wound therapy in a compact, portable unit.”

The system is for patients moving to home from an acute setting and was expected to become available in the United States in early December.