Smith & Nephew
For over 150 years Smith & Nephew has been developing advanced medical devices for healthcare professionals around the world. From a small chemist shop in Hull in the North of England we have now become the global market leader in wound dressings and operate in over 32 countries. What drives us is a strong desire to help people regain their lives.
We have a comprehensive portfolio of over 35 Wound Management brands that are all designed to deliver the most clinically proven, cost effective care. Brands such as ALLEVYN™, ACTICOAT™ and PROFORE™ are supported by a wealth of evidence to show their effectiveness in managing wounds and improving patients' lives. We also have a range of proven solutions for acute surgical wounds, led by our OPSITE™ Post Op product. With our latest brand RENASYS™ we now have a complete offering of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy devices with a selection of pumps and interface kits designed to help promote wound healing.
With so many brands proven to be clinically effective it's important that the right product is selected for the right wound at the right time. With this in mind we have a comprehensive package of education designed to empower clinicians when faced with the day to day challenges of modern woundcare. Our clinical specialist teams have wide ranging experience from all woundcare disciplines and use this to shape tailored teaching sessions. These provide usable tools and real life examples which enrich the learning experience.
On average people are living longer. In order to ensure that a high quality of life is maintained in these extra years we are focused on delivering new and innovative solutions to many woundcare needs. The more healthcare can deliver, the more people expect and this stimulates a need for ever more effective products. We have a commitment to Research and Development. In 2008 Smith & Nephew invested over $150 million in our R&D activities.
Above all, we never forget that it's clinicians that provide the expert care needed to heal wounds. For over 150 years we've been working in partnership with clinicians to provide innovative solutions to help people regain their lives.