LANGHORNE, Pa., Feb. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALQA) ("Alliqua" or "the Company"), today announced that its UltraMIST® Ultrasound Healing Therapy System received a GOOD DESIGN® Award. The GOOD DESIGN Awards are presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd to the world’s leading designers to acknowledge creativity, modernization, advancement and outstanding products that stretch the boundaries of average design.
The UltraMIST System is Alliqua’s latest addition to its line of MIST® Therapy products. MIST Therapy involves the use of noncontact, low-frequency ultrasound delivered through a saline mist to accelerate wound healing. Unlike conventional wound treatments that are limited to treating the surface, MIST Therapy delivers ultrasound energy into and below the wound bed to stimulate cells and shorten the healing process. Over 1.4 million MIST Therapy treatments have been performed to date benefiting a wide range of patients. The UltraMIST System was developed in conjunction with Logic PD, a local engineering design house known for its expertise with medical devices.
“In the U.S. alone, up to $25 billion is spent each year to treat chronic, non-healing wounds,” stated Nino Pionati, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. “Reducing healthcare expenditures and improving patient quality of care in this field requires technologies that both reduce the time-to-heal and are easy for healthcare providers to use. By incorporating state-of-the-art ultrasonic technology into a small, sleek and user-friendly design, the UltraMIST System offers practitioners an easy way to promote healing in a wide variety of chronic wounds. We are therefore pleased that the excellent design and development work that went into this project has been recognized by such an award.”
About Alliqua BioMedical, Inc.
Alliqua is a provider of advanced wound care solutions, committed to restoring tissue and rebuilding lives. Through its sales and distribution network, together with its proprietary products, Alliqua provides a suite of technological solutions to enhance the wound care practitioner's ability to deal with the challenges of healing both chronic and acute wounds.
Alliqua currently markets its line of dressings for wound care under the SilverSeal® and Hydress® brands, as well as the sorbion sachet S® and sorbion sana® wound care products, and its TheraBond 3D® advanced dressing which incorporates the TheraBond 3D® Antimicrobial Barrier Systems technology. The Company's Mist Therapy System® uses painless, noncontact low-frequency ultrasound to stimulate cells below the wound bed to promote the healing process. Alliqua also markets the human biologic wound care product Biovance®.
In addition, Alliqua can provide a custom manufacturing solution to partners in the medical device and cosmetics industry, utilizing its hydrogel technology. Alliqua's electron beam production process, located at its 16,500 square foot Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) manufacturing facility, allows Alliqua to custom manufacture a wide variety of hydrogels. Alliqua's hydrogels can be customized for various transdermal applications to address market opportunities in the treatment of wounds as well as the delivery of numerous drugs or other agents for pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The Company has locations in Langhorne, PA and Eden Prairie, MN.
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