Smith & Nephew Extends Allevyn Ag Line Of Wound Dressings

England-based Smith & Nephew has added Allevyn Ag Gentle Border and Allevyn Ag Gentle to its
line of Allevyn Ag wound dressings. The products combine the gentle treatment provided by silicone
and soft gel adhesives with the antimicrobial properties of silver.

“The addition of these two new Allevyn Ag variants will undoubtedly add to the growing
success of Allevyn and will enable us to maintain our position as the leading global brand within
the foam dressings market,” said Roger Teasdale, president, Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound
Management. “I am pleased that we have been able to enhance the Allevyn range in a way which offers
additional benefits and choice to our customers, and which will continue to improve the quality of
life for patients living with a wound.”

October 6, 2009