GDC First Avenue,
Deeside Industrial Park,
Deeside, Flintshire CH5 2NU
Freephone: 0800 834 822
Toll Free Number: 1-800-422-8811
*=All links in this section link directly to the manufacturers UK Homepage. Products are available internationally, but they may have different order numbers in different regions. Contact your local Convatec Rep, the Convatec website, or your Stoma / ET Nurse for specific details on individual products. Thanks.
ConvaTec was founded in 1978 based on two products designed to improve the quality of life for a special group of people: those with ostomies. One of the initial products, Stomahesive® skin barrier, was a remarkable improvement over existing methods of protecting the skin around the surgical opening (stoma) created on the abdomen of an ostomy patient. Stomahesive skin barrier led to another major innovation – the Sur-Fit® system. For the first time, people with ostomies could change their ostomy pouches without having to remove the adhesive wafer around the stoma every time, thereby minimizing potential skin discomfort. With the introduction of additional ostomy products, ConvaTec is now the world leader in the ostomy market.
In 1982, ConvaTec utilized its skin care technology to launch a second core business – in the wound care field – by introducing DuoDERM® Hydroactive® Dressing. The concept of creating a moist environment under an occlusive dressing – one that covers a wound, completely excluding it from air to enhance the healing process – was another revolutionary change. For literally centuries, applying cotton gauze or linen dressings has been the only treatment available and its success was only marginal. Today, DuoDERM dressing is the most widely used brand name of occlusive dressings used for the management of pressure sores and leg ulcers.
ConvaTec employs over 3,000 people in over 100 countries worldwide. Its operating units provide service and support for customers in every country within the European Community, as well as in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and major markets of Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
ConvaTec Head Office
Research and development are conducted at Reigate (U.K.), Deeside, North Wales (U.K.), Skillman, NJ (U.S.) and Lawrenceville, NJ (U.S.). ConvaTec manufactures its combined product line at the following sites: Deeside, North Wales (U.K.), Greensboro, NC (U.S.), Ponce, Puerto Rico and Rhymney, Wales (U.K.).
In 1995, ConvaTec opened a plant to manufacture ostomy care products in Shenzhen, China, operated by Squibb-ConvaTec Medical Products Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Shenzhen China Associated Guangshen Pharmaceutical Company, a Chinese government-owned manufacturer of surgical products, generic drugs and traditional medicines.
Today, ConvaTec scientists, engineers and clinical investigators remain steadfast in their commitment to excellence – a fact that helped ConvaTec secure ISO 9000 certification and the right to display the CE/Mark for its medical devices sold in Europe.
ConvaTec has contributed to the global advancement of ostomy care, modern wound healing, skin care for professionals and patients, and continence care. Backed by the resources of Bristol-Myers Squibb, a diversified worldwide health and personal care company whose principal businesses include pharmaceuticals, consumer products, beauty care, nutritionals and medical devices – ConvaTec continues to ensure that its goal – providing the best possible care for its customers today… and even better care tomorrow – is embraced by ConvaTec people around the world as they continue to pursue product and service excellence.
ConvaTec aspires to be the pre-eminent global patient care company through its passion for customer-driven quality.
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