CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 1, 2016 - Surface Medical Inc. (“SMI”) and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership to exclusively distribute the CleanPatch® branded product line in the United States through Sealed Air’s Diversey division.
As part of the multi-year agreement, Diversey will lead the sales, marketing and distribution activities of CleanPatch products designed for the safe and effective repair of hospital bed mattresses, operating room tables and stretchers. The focus of this partnership will be in the U.S. healthcare market, including acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and ambulatory surgery centers.
”CleanPatch can help healthcare facilities with patient safety, cost and compliance. Sealed Air Diversey sees this innovative solution as a great complement to our infection prevention offering which helps our customers create a safer and more satisfying environment of care,” said Carolyn Cooke, Vice President of Healthcare- North America, Diversey.
CleanPatch is a first-in-class Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-registered medical surface repair technology that restores damaged hospital mattresses to an intact and hygienic state. Studies have demonstrated that damaged surfaces in healthcare facilities are common and cannot be properly disinfected, leading to the risk of potential cross-contamination. Already implemented by hundreds of leading U.S. healthcare facilities, CleanPatch provides the unique benefit of enhancing patient safety while directly reducing healthcare costs.
Surface Medical President and CEO Fabrizio Chiacchia states, “CleanPatch is an innovative product with a strong value proposition: patient safety, cost savings and waste reduction. Diversey is a leader in infection prevention solutions with long-standing relationships in the healthcare market. Our combined efforts will enable greater access to CleanPatch for our customers and enhance healthcare delivery.”
Diversey is a division of Sealed Air Corp., a leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. For more information about Diversey, please visit www.diversey.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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About Sealed Air
Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2015, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.0 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey® cleaning and hygiene solutions, enables a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 23,000 employees who serve customers in 169 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
About Surface Medical Inc.
Surface Medical Inc. is an Alberta-based medical device company focused on developing products to address an estimated 48 billion dollar problem that results in 100,000 deaths in North America each year: Hospital-Acquired Infections. Founded in 2010, SMI is dedicated to creating innovative products that reduce the transfer of infection and facilitate the safe administration of healthcare for the benefit of practitioners and patients alike. For more information about Surface Medical, please visit www.surfacemedical.ca.