Acelity, a global wound care and regenerative medicine company, today announced that it has entered into a strategic commercial partnership with GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland (GHD) to distribute Acelity’s Advanced Wound Dressings portfolio (AWD) known under Systagenix in Germany.

The partnership with GHD, the largest provider of homecare services in Germany, offers Acelity access to GHD’s breadth of customers in both acute and post-acute care settings.

"This important partnership positions Acelity for growth in the German market by strengthening our distribution network and creating multiple access points to customers," said Laura Piccinini, president, Acelity Developed Markets.

"The size and reach of GHD enables increased access to prescribers, wound care and nursing specialists in the field, making Acelity dressings available to thousands of additional patients throughout Germany."

GHD has a proven track record of partnering with manufacturers to increase access-to-care by offering integrated, high-quality healthcare services for customers and patients.

Under the terms of the agreement, GHD will be exclusively responsible for the distribution of all Acelity AWD products, including TIELLE, ADAPTIC TOUCH, SILVERCEL and PROMOGRAN/PROMOGRAN PRISMA in Germany.

"At GHD we pride ourselves in developing exclusive partnerships with the best manufacturers in our target segments, and Acelity’s industry-leading reputation makes this arrangement a smart, natural fit," said Andreas Rudolph – Shareholder and Management Board Chairman of GHD.

Acelity and its subsidiaries are a global advanced wound care and regenerative medicine company created by uniting the strengths of three companies, Kinetic Concepts, LifeCell Corporation and Systagenix Wound Management.