ConvaTec Announces Acquisition of Trio Healthcare International

Medios de Comunicación

Skillman, NJ (June 1, 2012) - ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care today announced the acquisition of Trio Healthcare International Limited, a privately-owned UK-based company with an innovative range of accessory products for ostomy care.

Trio Healthcare International products, which will be added to the ConvaTec ostomy care portfolio, include Niltac™ sting free medical adhesive remover and Silesse™ sting free skin barrier, both featuring the company's advanced silicone technologies, and Diamonds™ Gelling Sachets with ActiveOne™ odor control.

"The Trio Healthcare International range of products significantly enhances our portfolio of ostomy care accessories, offering advanced solutions for increased security, comfort and discretion," says Jorgen Hansen, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Business Development and Innovation, ConvaTec. "We look forward to bringing the benefits of these innovative products, alongside our advanced ostomy systems and best-in-class adhesives such as ConvaTec Moldable Technology™, to more customers around the world."

Currently, Trio Healthcare International products are available in more than 20 countries around the world and, as a central part of the expanded ConvaTec portfolio of ostomy care accessories, will soon be available in many more markets. Current customers should continue to order the products through existing distributors around the world.

About ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that has helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key focus areas - Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care and Infusion Devices - ConvaTec products support healthcare professionals from the hospital to the community health setting.

About Trio Healthcare International Limited

Trio Healthcare International Limited is a privately-held UK-based company with an innovative range of accessory products essential to the daily lifestyle of people with an ostomy, wounds and other continence issues.