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B. Braun Launches 1-Ounce Prontosan® Wound Gel X

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BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B. Braun Medical Inc.'s Prontosan® Wound Gel X is now available in a patient-friendly 1-ounce tube. "This smaller Gel X tube offers patients a convenient and economical size for at home personal care, compared to the much larger 250-milligram tube that was designed for healthcare facilities," said Mike Kelly, Director of Marketing for Infection Control Product at B. Braun Medical.

A viscous wound gel with both betaine and polyhexanide to resist microbial colonization within the dressing, Gel X softens necrotic tissue, facilitating autolytic debridement. Clear and virtually odorless, Gel X is designed to cleanse and moisten wound beds and is an effective microbial barrier. Betaine, a surfactant, physically absorbs into material on the wound surface enabling the manual removal of wound exudates and encrustations. The preservative polyhexanide inhibits the growth of micro-organisms.

Gel X is for use on diabetic foot, leg, and pressure ulcers, first and second degree burns, partial and full thickness wounds, large surface area wounds, and surgical incisions. "Gel X creates a gentle healing experience and a favorable wound healing environment," said Kelly. "It is compatible with many secondary dressings and helps eliminate needless dressing changes."

About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include ostomy and wound care, dialysis, nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in more than 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.

Contact:  Jason Ford
               B. Braun Medical Inc.
               610.997.4722
               jason.ford@bbraunusa.com

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