- Leading global medical technology company teams up with Dutch-based manufacturer of PEARLS™ - Innovative Care
AMSTERDAM, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom, a worldwide provider of healthcare solutions, has announced a new partnership with Synergie Nederland BV, manufacturer of the PEARLS Air Fluidised Care System, used in the management of patients with complex and hard to heal wounds. The partnership means that for a period of five years, Hill-Rom will be the exclusive distributor of the PEARLS Air Fluidised Care System in 14 European countries covering both the rental and capital healthcare markets.
In announcing the partnership, Hill-Rom will offer the PEARLS Air Fluidised Care System as a replacement for its existing Clinitron™ Air Fluidised Therapy system across Europe. According to Mark Vossenaar, Vice President of Commercial Development for Hill-Rom International "working with Synergie means that we can offer our healthcare partners the latest gold standard in Air Fluidised Therapy, ensuring we continue to enhance outcomes for our patients who benefit from such advanced technology."
For Synergie, the partnership offers the Dutch firm the opportunity to expand their market reach across Europe with a leading global partner. "We see the agreement with Hill-Rom as a great opportunity for clinicians looking to enhance the outcomes of their patients with a new and innovative Air Fluidised Care System", according to Synergie CEO Ger Bouwens.
Complex wounds range from deep tissue injury, to advanced pressure ulcers, to flaps, grafts and burns and are very difficult and costly to treat. Air Fluidised Therapy systems accelerate the healing of damaged tissue by minimising pressure on the skin, increasing capillary blood flow and inhibiting bacterial growth by providing a clean, comfortable microenvironment. The patient is kept 'floating' on a mass of micro-spherical glass beads, which are pressurised via a conditioned airflow. A permeable filter sheet allows fluids from wounds to flow away, and gentle, healing air to reach the patient's skin.
For more information about the availability of the PEARLS Air Fluidised Care System in your marketplace, contact your local Hill-Rom sales representative.
Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with more than 7,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health care providers in more than 100 countries by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Clinical Workflow, Surgical Safety and Efficiency, and Respiratory Health. Around the world, the people, products, and programs from Hill-Rom work towards one mission: Enhancing outcomes for patients and their caregivers.
About Synergie Nederland
Synergie Nederland has been active in the medical device industry since 1994, and is respected globally for their Air Fluidised Care Systems. The key products, focus on technology and commitment to quality are reflected in the targeted approach to healthcare. Synergie has extensive experience in engineering, production, distribution and service of Air Fluidised Care Systems, providing customers with added value on an ongoing basis. The vision of Synergie is to ensure that the use of quality medical systems lead to a quantifiable improvement for both patients and caregivers.