Keele, UK, 10 May 2023 – Biocomposites, an international medical devices company that engineers, manufactures and markets world leading products for use in infection management in bone and soft tissue, today announces that its STIMULAN® products are now available in South Africa for treating bacterial infection.
South Africa now joins a growing list of countries, which includes UK, EU, Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia where STIMULAN can carry antibiotics, such as vancomycin, gentamicin and tobramycin to a site of infection. genex®, a bone graft substitute produced by Biocomposites will also be available through distribution partner Novus Healthcare.
STIMULAN® is the first and only approved calcium matrix that can carry antibiotics to treat bacterial infection, and is now used in over 80,000 procedures every year, in thousands of hospitals around the world. STIMULAN offers surgeons the flexibility to apply a broad spectrum of ‘off-the-shelf’ antibiotics at concentrations that will support their patient-specific treatment plans. Additionally, STIMULAN targets high concentrations of antibiotics at the point of infection, which lowers rates of reinfection, decreases hospital readmissions, and significantly improves patient outcomes.
Michael Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Biocomposites, said: ” Biocomposites is committed to developing innovative products that improve patients’ lives, and we are very pleased to now offer STIMULAN and genex in South Africa. Along with our approvals in the UK, EU, Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia, STIMULAN offers surgeons the freedom and flexibility to choose the antibiotics that support their infection treatment plans. We are proud to continue to expand the availability of STIMULAN and genex around the world, enabling more patients to benefit from our innovative technology.”
Nando Fereira, PhD, Full Professor and Head of Clinical Unit (Tumour, Sepsis, and Reconstruction) at Stellenbosch University added: “I am excited to learn that STIMULAN will soon be available in South Africa through Novus Healthcare. The versatility of this range in the fight against bone and soft tissue infections will be of significant benefit in my treatment regime.”
Maritz Laubscher, Associate Professor Trauma & Limb Reconstruction, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Cape Town commented: “I used STIMULAN with great success whilst working in the UK and am pleased it will soon be available in South Africa through Novus Healthcare.”