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Providing Hydrocolloid For Any Need

Taping a shoulder wound


Xennovate Medical® can create a unique product from formulation to finished device. Our core hydrocolloid adhesive technology is one of the most effective skin barriers in the medical market today. Xennovate’s skin-friendly, highly absorptive and cohesive hydrocolloid technology provides a competitive advantage for our customers. We have several hydrocolloid formulas and thicknesses to meet differing needs.  We can also design and convert these component materials into a multitude of finished dressing designs as prototypes or in a contract manufacturing arrangement.


Xennovate’s core technology also provides ostomy appliances with the thinnest profiles for user comfort compared to thicker alternatives. Our products provide more absorption and longer lasting protection for ostomates. These characteristics enable lower pricing for our customers while providing better products with distinct clinical advantages and improved profitability. Xennovate Medical seeks to supply all major medical adhesive product companies with its latest integrated hydrocolloid technologies.

 Xennovate Medical currently offers four standard hydrocolloids in roll stock form to be sold to “converters” to create specialty hydrocolloid bandages for safer and more rapid healing or for skin-friendly ostomy pouch adhesives. While Xennovate Medical will also create specialty formulas for your needs, our standard roll stock formulas are designed for these specific applications:

Wound care (xm18w), Ostomy (xm18o), high Shear (xm18s), and Economy (xm18e)


The graph above shows the distinctive features of the four standard Xennovate formulae.


As can be seen by the line graph of Saline Absorption, the highest level of absorption exists in the wound formula xm18w. The number of days of wear time will be driven by the degree of exudation exhibited by the wound on which it is applied. Depending on the degree of exudate, xm18w might be worn without intervention from one day to as many as five days specified in the protocols at some wound healing specialty centers to take fullest advantage of the “moist wound healing” methodology.
          Xm18o is designed specifically for use as an ostomy adhesive holding pouches to the skin or the skin-side of a 2-piece ostomy system while surrounding the stoma. The absorptive capacity need not be as great for ostomy as for wounds, because it is intended primarily to absorb skin moisture release (sweat) over time.
          Xennovate’s xm18e formula was specifically designed for use in conjunction with skin attachment devices, as can be seen by the data showing notably less absorption with slightly higher shear adhesion to the skin. One sensible application would be for use in 1-piece ostomy pouching systems, which by design have way less wear time.
          The last of the four formulas, xm18s, where the “s” stands for shear adhesion, was specifically designed with that function in mind. It was designed to hold a dimensional monitoring device to the chest wall. As the Z-dimension of a 3-dimensional device increases, the need for high shear adhesion increases significantly. It also found use with a catheter stabilization device used on infants.




Moist Wound Healing
Research has found that moist wound healing has been proven a superior method over the past several decades.

Topical Oxygen Wound Dressing
Learn more about the competetive advantages of a hydrocolloid  in three of our studies that discuss Ostomy Appliance, Oxygen Diffusion, and Wound Care dressing types.

Intelligent Hydrocolloids
Known in the industry for our creative design skills, our focus is on providing products for applications that improve the healing process and offer comfort to the patient.

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