Vancive Medical Technologies Introduces BeneHold CHG Adhesive Technology Platform

CHICAGO – November 19, 2013 – Vancive Medical Technologies™ has developed an adhesive containing Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG). The adhesive is acrylic solvent based and incorporates hydrophilic CHG, which until now has been deemed incompatible with acrylic adhesives.

CHG is a widely recognized and accepted antimicrobial agent used in various products, including coated central venous catheters, skin antiseptics, impregnated sponge and impregnated gel.

The initial application of the BeneHold™ CHG technology has been developed specifically for peripheral IV dressings and is one of the first dressing solutions containing an antimicrobial in the adhesive. Vancive is also working on the development of future applications, including surgical incise films and post-operative dressings.

Unlike typical film dressings, this new dressing can absorb small quantities of exudate and remain transparent even when absorbing fluid. In vitro data has demonstrated > 4 log reduction on major microorganisms responsible for infections, including antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA, VRE and CRE.

“ With the right partners, this technology can truly be transformational in delivering effective and easy to use solutions,” said Howard Kelly, president and general manager of Vancive Medical Technologies. “We are working with excellent partners to launch the first BeneHold solution, a transparent film dressing, and realize the potential of this new platform with a portfolio of CHG-based antimicrobial solutions.”

To learn more about Vancive Medical Technologies, visit www.vancive.averydennison.com.

About Vancive Medical Technologies

Vancive Medical Technologies makes inspired advances that lead to intelligent results. The business uses the most advanced adhesive and material technologies to create products that make healthcare easier for everyone. Vancive Medical Technologies is an Avery Dennison business headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit vancive.averydennison.com.

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and 30,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, the company reported sales from continuing operations of $6 billion in 2012. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

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