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KCI still without contracts


SAN ANTONIO – Acelity—formerly Kinetic Concepts—has contracted with suppliers to provide negative pressure wound therapy products, while it continues fighting for its own contract, company execs say.

KCI seeks global dominance


SAN ANTONIO – Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) in September announced it merged forces with LifeCell, a maker of tissue repair products, to form a $2 billion company that can addresses the gamut of wound care.

KCI’s third quarter revenues slip


SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) has reported a drop in third-quarter revenues: $320.9 million in 2013 vs. $329.7 million in 2012, a 2.7% decrease.

Studies: V.A.C. VeraFlo speeds wound healing


SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Studies presented at two recent conferences show Kinetic Concepts’ V.A.C. VeraFlo Installation Therapy reduces the length of hospital stays, speeds wound closure and reduces debridement costs when compared to traditional V.A.C. therapy, the company announced Nov. 11.

KCI buys U.K.-based wound care company


SAN ANTONIO – Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Systagenix, a provider of wound care products based in the U.K., for $485 million.

KCI gets out of bed business


SAN ANTONIO – Getinge AB, a player in the European support surfaces market, is positioning itself to become a major player on this side of the Atlantic with its acquisition of Kinetic Concept, Inc.’s (KCI) support surfaces business.

KCI sells bed business


SAN ANTONIO – Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) announced Aug. 15 that it has made good on its plan to offload its hospital bed business, selling it for $275 million to Swedish company Getinge AB.

Study: Worldwide wound care market poised for major growth


The worldwide demand for wound care products is expected to grow by about 6% for the next few years, according to "World Wound Care Markets 2010" by Kalorama, a market research company.