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    3M™ V.A.C.® Ulta Therapy System

    V.A.C.® Therapy is the only NPWT device with proprietary SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology, which continuously monitors negative pressure at the wound site and compensates for any changes, maintaining a consistent environment for fluid removal.

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    3M™ ActiV.A.C.™ Therapy System

    The ActiV.A.C. Therapy System is a portable negative pressure wound therapy system designed for ambulatory patients to help them resume their activities of daily living while still receiving the proven wound healing benefits of V.A.C.® Therapy.

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    3M™ Snap™ Therapy System

    The Snap Therapy System combines the simplicity of advanced wound dressings with the benefits of negative pressure therapy in a discreet design that won’t get noticed.

  • Veraflo Therapy combines the benefits of 3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy with automated topical wound solution distribution and removal to help cleanse the wound, remove infectious material and promote wound healing.

  • The Dermatac Drape is the first silicone acrylic hybrid drape designed for better handling, improved placement and patient comfort during V.A.C. Dressing and V.A.C. Veraflo Dressing changes.

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1. Health Research & Educational Trust (2016, January). Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU) Change Package: 2016 Update. Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust. Accessed at

2. Labeau SO, et al. Prevalence, associated factors and outcomes of pressure injuries in adult intensive care unit patients: the DecubICUs study. Intensive Care Med. 2020 Oct 9. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06234-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33034686.

3. Gefen A (2008) How much time does it take to get a pressure ulcer? Integrated evidence from human, animal, and in vitro studies. Ostomy Wound Manag 54:26–28, 30‑25

4. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.).EPUAP/NPIAP/PPPIA:2019


1. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.).EPUAP/NPIAP/PPPIA:2019​

2. National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. 2014 Guidelines. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Guide. Accessed at​

3. Demarre L et al. (2015). Factors predicting the development of pressure ulcers in an at-risk population who receive standardized preventive care: secondary analyses of a multicentre randomised controlled trial. J Adv Nurs., 71(2):391-403.​

4. 3M data on file. LAB-05-385368.​

5. 3M data on file. EM-05-291517.

6. Sieracki J, Wilkes R, Bennett E R, et al. (September 24, 2020) Finite Element Analysis Modeling of a Novel Silicone Dressing. Cureus 12(9): e10629. DOI 10.7759/cureus.10629​

7. Erbogasto D. Physical testing of KERRACEL™ Dressing and market competitors. R&D Trial Report CHC R1004. Knutsford, UK. Crawford Healthcare. 2020.​

8. Cook J. Evaluation of cuttability, conformability, thickness and bi-directionality of KERRACEL™ Dressing. R&D Trial Report CHC R1039. Knutsford, UK. Crawford Healthcare. 2020.