On our visit to Med in Ireland medtech industry event, we had a chance to check out some cool indigenous materials engineering that goes on in Ireland to benefit medtech. Specifically, ATD emolda, a company based outside of Dublin, was showing off its Abderma foam, a product designed for wound management applications.
Abderma, a biocompatible material, combines a number of characteristics that make it work well on wounds, including being able to absorb a lot of liquid material quickly and to retain it within itself. Having tried it between our own fingers, the material is very pleasantly soft and strong. It bends well, helping to improve the contact surface area and absorb as much liquid as possible.
The Abderma can be layered with other materials, such as breathable films, and it can be sterilized without losing its properties. It also comes in just about any thickness or size that’s desired.
Here’s some data that ATD emolda compiled to show off its Abderma material:
Product page: Abderma…
Link: ATD Emolda homepage…
Please note: Enterprise Ireland, an organization of the Irish government promoting business in the country, sponsored the travel and accommodations for this report.