Offering and market position
Medical Solutions is a new product segment that consists of BSN medical’s operations acquired in 2017. Essity’s Medical Solutions product segment offers products and solutions in wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics. In medical solutions, in the market in which the company is active, Essity is the world’s fourth largest player. Essity’s acute wound care offering includes a broad range of products, for example, surgical tapes, retention bandages, surgical/post-operation dressings and adhesive bandages and plasters. Essity holds the number two position globally within acute wound care. For advanced wound care, Essity offer products for the treatment of severe and complex wounds for wound bed preparation, infection control and to promote healing.
Within compression therapy, Essity offers a broad range of phlebology products1), including compression stockings, medical compression garments, and lymphology products2), such as compression bandages and wraps. Essity is the number one global provider of compression therapy products. In orthopedics, Essity offers multiple products in fracture and injury management, including cast tapes, splinting material, casting accessories, physiotherapy and orthopedic soft goods and braces. Essity is a global leader in fracture management and physiotherapy.
Medical Solutions holds leading market positions in several medical solutions product categories and provides a new growth platform with future consolidation opportunities. Essity’s incontinence business, with the globally leading TENA brand, shares similar positive market characteristics, customers and sales channels with Medical Solutions, which provides opportunities for accelerated growth through cross-selling.
During the year, 11 innovations were launched, including Siltec Redesign under the Cutimed brand, Lymphcare – a virtual tool to connect and engage therapists and patients – and antimicrobial spools under the Leuko brand.
1) Phlebology refers to the branch of medicine studying veins.
2) Lymphology refers to the branch of medicine studying lymphatic vessels.
Cutimed® Siltec® dressings are an assortment of silicone-coated foam dressings. The dressings are indicated for exuding wounds, such as venous leg and arterial ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic gangrenes, surgical incisions, skin grafts and donor sites, lacerations or abrasions.
Antimicrobial spools for surgical tapes – Leukoplast® Leuokosilk® Leukopor® Leukoflex® Leukoderm®
The world’s first spools and snap rings with antimicrobial properties that reduce the risk of cross-contamination in health care settings. More than 99.9% MRSA reduction within six hours.
MRSA = Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a type of bacteria that is resistant to several widely used antibiotics. This means infections with MRSA can be harder to treat than other bacterial infections. (Source: NHS UK).