Healthcare Industry News: Wound Dressing
News Release - May 3, 2012
ULURU Inc. Provides Update of Clinical Activities for AltrazealClinical Evaluation in Australia Expanded to 500 Patients
Comparative Study in Europe to Include 150 Patients
ADDISON, Texas, May 3, 2012 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ULURU Inc. (ULUR.PK) today provided an update on the worldwide clinical and commercial activities for Altrazeal.
Initially, it was planned to conduct a sixty patient study at five clinical centers to support the launch of Altrazeal in Australia and New Zealand. Due to the positive response Altrazeal has received, the ongoing clinical study has now been expanded to include 500 patients at fifteen clinical centers including a leading hospital in New Zealand. The objectives of the expanded clinical evaluation have been extended to include:
Development of key opinion leader support for Altrazeal to influence doctors and nurses throughout Australia and New Zealand;
To develop clinical evaluations to support contracts and hospital approvals;
To work with the leading wound care universities to build brand support and further validate Altrazeal's benefits;
To build a broad clinical experience and usage in the most influential hospitals; and
To conduct clinical studies that will be published in wound care journals.
Commenting on the clinical evaluation Kerry P. Gray, President and CEO of ULURU Inc., stated, "The initial response received in Australia and New Zealand has been outstanding. The presentation on Altrazeal by a leading wound care physician from the United Kingdom at the recent wound care conference in Sydney, Australia was extremely well received generating a high level of interest. The results from this clinical evaluation and the proposed publications will be invaluable support of our global marketing activities. The overall cost benefit that Altrazeal offers in the treatment of wounds is an extremely important feature for the Australian market as cost containment and improved clinical outcomes have for many years been a high priority in Australia's health care system".
Also, our European partner is going to conduct a 150 patient comparative study in Europe to support price reimbursement. This study will compare the total treatment cost of Altrazeal relative to the current clinical practice. In addition to the product features that are scientifically engineered into Altrazeal to create an ideal wound healing environment, the benefit of once weekly dressing changes offers a major economic benefit to the various health care systems.
Mr. Gray continued, "This pharmaco-economic study will be instrumental in justifying premium pricing for Altrazeal in Europe. The comparative study will also be extremely beneficial to support marketing activities globally. Reducing the number of dressing changes or nursing visits offers the potential to significantly reduce overall treatment costs. A cost analysis for sixty days of treatment for a home health patient in the United States indicates the potential for cost savings of greater than 50%".
About ULURU Inc.
ULURU Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of a portfolio of wound management and oral care products to provide patients and consumers improved clinical outcomes through controlled delivery utilizing its innovative Nanoflex® Aggregate technology and OraDisc™ transmucosal delivery system. For further information about ULURU Inc., please visit our website at www.uluruinc.com. For further information about Altrazeal®, please visit our website at www.altrazeal.com.
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