Covalon to Feature IV Clear at APHON Pediatric Conference

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 17, 2017-- Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or "Covalon") (TSXV: COV), an advanced medical technologies company, today announced that it will be featuring IV Clear while exhibiting for the first time at the 41st Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses annual conference and exhibit at...

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 17, 2017-- Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or "Covalon") (TSXV: COV), an advanced medical technologies company, today announced that it will be featuring IV Clear while exhibiting for the first time at the 41st Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses annual conference and exhibit at the Palm Springs Convention Center, from August 17-19, 2017.

Along with IV Clear, Covalon will feature its proprietary line of infection management dressings for both the perioperative and vascular access fields. The unique, dual antimicrobial silicone adhesive technology used in the IV Clear™ and SurgiClear™ brands not only help to reduce the risk of infection, but also greatly diminish the likelihood of developing a medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI), a clinically relevant and potentially avoidable event.

“IV Clear provides pediatric patients and clinicians with a virtually pain-free dressing change experience, while providing advanced antimicrobial protection,” said John R. Hands, Executive Vice President. “We often hear from parents and nurses about how long and stress inducing a dressing change can be for children. With our line of antimicrobial silicone adhesive products, these concerns are effectively eliminated.”

Covalon’s IV Clear™ antimicrobial clear silicone adhesive securement dressing is indicated to cover and protect vascular access devices used in a wide variety of both acute and alternate care settings. Its patented combination of chlorhexidine and silver is proven to have a synergistic effect against some of the most commonly associated blood stream infection bacteria1 and its skin sparing silicone adhesive will not cause adhesive related skin injury or pain during dressing changes2.

APHON is the professional organization for pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and other pediatric hematology/oncology healthcare professionals. Its members are dedicated to promoting optimal nursing care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders, and their families. To learn more about IV Clear, visit Covalon at booth 225 during exhibit hours, or email ivclear@covalon.com

About Covalon
Covalon Technologies Ltd. researches, develops and commercializes new healthcare technologies that help save lives around the world. Covalon's patented technologies, products and services address the advanced healthcare needs of medical device companies, healthcare providers and individual consumers. Covalon's technologies are used to prevent, detect and manage medical conditions in specialty areas such as wound care, tissue repair, infection control, disease management, medical device coatings and biocompatibility. To learn more about Covalon, visit our website at www.covalon.com

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1 A Laboratory Study of the Synergistic Effect of Chlorhexidine and Silver, Blom, Kristina Werthen, Maria et al. American Journal of Infection Control , Volume 43 , Issue 6 , S22
2 A Human Repeat Patch Test Study, DiTizio et al. http://www.wounds-uk.com/case-series/harrogate-2014-conference-posters

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