Among its benefits, according to KCI, are:
• Removing exudate and potentially infectious material
• Stimulating perfusion
• Reducing edema
• Promoting formation of granulation tissue
• Protecting the wound bed and providing a closed, moist wound-healing environment
Kinetic Concepts (KCI) has had its V.A.C. system on the market, but has now gained FDA approval to market its portable unit, the V.AC.Via which will expand the caseload and market for NPWT.
See the Medgadget article.;