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New collagen-based wound care products on the market

December 12, 2014
by Richard R. Rogoski
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In treating chronic, non-healing wounds, collagen dressings have been effective in reducing high levels of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) that break down connective tissue. Now, Bristol, Penn.-based Gentell Inc. has introduced a new line of collagen products.

Made from bovine collagen, the new products include collagen in a powdery particle form in 1g bottles or as dressing sheets measuring 2" x 2", 4" and 8" x 12" for treating aggressive wounds.

Recent studies have shown that Gentell Collagen is effective as a primary dressing for chronic wounds with minimal to heavy exudate; partial- or full-thickness; granulating or necrotic; or second-degree burns, according to the company.