26 January 2017
• Flexible convexity moves with the wearer, for a comfortable, secure fit
• Completes ConvaTec’s full portfolio of 1- and 2-piece ostomy solutions to meet the needs of every ostomy consumer
READING, UNITED KINGDOM (26 January 2017) — ConvaTec Group Plc (“ConvaTec”), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the global launch of the Esteem™+ Flex Convex one-piece system for people with colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies.
The global roll out follows the launch of the one-piece flex convex products in Japan, Italy and the Netherlands in 2016. Completing the company’s significant programme of new product launches for ostomy care, the addition of the one-piece products provides a full and competitive product portfolio to meet the needs of every ostomy consumer.
The latest addition to ConvaTec’s range of one-piece ostomy solutions, the Esteem™+ Flex Convex system combines the comfort and freedom of flexibility with the firmness of convexity. The system fits the contours of the body, moving with the wearer and helping to give people with a stoma the confidence to live life the way they want.
“For many people with a stoma, the support provided by a flexible convex skin barrier can be invaluable, helping to minimize leaks that can occur if the stoma is flush or retracted below the skin surface or if there are creases or skin folds around the area of the stoma,” said Tina Maddams, Colorectal and Stoma Clinical Nurse Specialist, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
“The Esteem™+ Flex Convex system provides people with a stoma with a firm yet flexible one-piece solution that fits to the body comfortably and securely,” said Erik Zimmer, Vice President and General Manager, Ostomy Care. “Demand from the pilot markets has exceeded expectations, with consumers and healthcare professionals responding very positively to the product’s comfort and security. With this addition, we have a comprehensive portfolio that addresses the needs of all ostomy consumers, and particularly the significant group of consumers who need a convex skin barrier and prefer a one-piece system.”
“ConvaTec is committed to continually launching products and solutions that inspire people with ostomies to live the life they want. This includes our one-piece ostomy systems and our me+™ direct-to-consumer program and other services. Our consumer-focused programs are dedicated to helping each person become more than their ostomy.”
The flexible convex wafer on the Esteem™+ Flex Convex system is designed to be easy to position on the body and comfortable to wear, moving with the body in any position – standing, sitting, or sleeping. The hydrocolloid wafer, designed for skin health and security, is made to stay firmly in place, helping to minimize leakage and also features a tapered edge to help minimize lifting at the edges and snagging on clothing.
The system offers three convexity skin barrier sizes (widths: 50, 40 and 30 mm) to accommodate a range of stomas, allowing users to pick the width that best suits their needs, whether they need it around the stoma to aid protrusion or broader convexity to flatten out skin creases or folds.*1
The Esteem™+ Flex Convex system is being rolled out globally across markets in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The system is available in a choice of closed, drainable and urostomy pouches, with a variety of pre-cut and cut-to-fit options to suit a range of stoma shapes and sizes.
For more information about the Esteem™+ Flex Convex system and the company’s full range of ostomy solutions and accessories, visit https://www.convatec.com.au/stoma-care/stoma-product-information/esteem-plus-flex-convex/ or call ConvaTec customer service.
me+™ is a consumer-focused support and service platform designed to help resolve unmet needs and elevate the experience of living with an ostomy. Through the me+™ program, ConvaTec provides support to clinicians and caregivers, as well as personalized solutions for people living with an ostomy. This is done through ongoing resources, tools, honest information, emotional support and superior products. By combining our product offering with a robust service and support program, it is our belief that people living with an ostomy are more likely to have good outcomes and a better experience of ostomy care.
ConvaTec is a global medical products and technologies company focused on therapies for the management of chronic conditions. The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (stock symbol: CTEC) and has leading market positions in wound therapeutics, ostomy care, continence and critical care, and infusion devices. ConvaTec's products provide a range of clinical and economic benefits, including infection prevention, protection of at-risk skin, improved patient outcomes and reduced total cost of care. www.convatecgroup.com
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