IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Links Medical Products, Inc. (LMP) today announced the company has been awarded a new patent (No. 9,107,974) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering a unique form of wound care dressings employing honey in a pattern structure.
LMP’s new patent relates generally to medical grade foam dressings and specifically covers gap-patterned wound dressings, which includes patterned foam structures.
This latest technology is a significant addition to three other distinct wound care technologies owned by LMP. The company now holds a total of five major patents in the healthcare product field and is a leader in the use of medical-grade Manuka honey in wound care.
"Our newest wound care dressing represents the first and only honey dosed foam product in the world today,” stated Tom Buckley, LMP's CEO. “This latest patent is confirming recognition of the strong position LMP’s new certified medical-grade Manuka honey dressings are establishing in the field of wound care."
LMP’s new patented dressings include a gap patterned side and a non-gap patterned side. The gap patterned side includes a pattern of foam gaps located between foam areas dosed with honey. As exudate is discharged from a wound in contact with the gap patterned side it collects in the individual foam gaps. This causes honey in the honey dosed areas to be dispersed throughout the area of wound treatment.
LMP products containing medical-grade Manuka honey are being increasingly used in wound care and other healthcare applications. The honey’s quality is assured through special handling and extensive testing procedures. The company’s certified Manuka honey CMH® symbol found on LMP’s wound care products assures healthcare providers of the highest standard of quality.
Founded in 1995, Irvine-based LMP is an established US and UK manufacturer and supplier of healthcare products for professional, institutional, consumer and veterinary use.