Aiding in Pressure Ulcer Treatment and Prevention
APA Parafricta Ltd is a wound care company which markets a range of skin protection products made from its proprietary, low-friction fabric, Parafricta®. The products are designed to relieve the damaging effects of friction & shear on the skin, principally directed at pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores, but also in other skin conditions such as burns. The most common locations for pressure ulcers include the heels and buttocks, which are frequently exposed to skin dragging and abrasion (friction and shearing).
Parafricta® products are used by patients in acute hospitals, nursing homes and at home in the community. Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the Parafricta® products and have also shown that they can save time and money. Parafricta® bootees and undergarments, the leading products, are obtainable on prescription in the UK. They are registered class I medical devices in the UK, EU, Israel and USA. The company is independent and owned by its board, institutional investors and angels.
The Company’s Mission Statement is
To improve people’s lives, by helping to protect fragile skin from the damaging effects of friction and shear.