Kinetic Concepts to expand operations in Brazil
Global medical technology company Kinetic Concepts, Inc said it is expanding its current operations in Brazil, the news reports said.
The expansion will enable KCI to deliver its therapies to more patients and help improve the patient outcomes through provision of specialist wound management training in V.A.C. therapy.
Jim Cunniff, Senior Vice President, Americas, said, “Brazil represents a great opportunity for KCI as we look to establish our footprint in South America.” Mr. Jim also said, “With a direct team in Brazil, KCI can offer healthcare professionals specialist skills training in V.A.C, therapy wound management and help treat more patients through our negative pressure wound therapy platform.” Israel Vierma, VP, Latin America & Brazil, KCI said, “Brazil is at the leading edge of medical technology and many medical advances in Latin America.”
Mr. Vierma also said, “We are excited to broaden our offering of the gold standard of NPWT-V.A.C. Therapy-so we can help better the lives of more patients.” Texas-based KCI already has presence in Brazil since 2006 through a distributor relationship with EFE Consultoria.
The company will continue to work with them and more than a dozen additional distributors in the area to provide KCI NP WT products to multiple call points. It has set up an office and service center in Sao Paulo for the current KCI Brasil team and will soon operate a second service center in Rio de Janeiro.
Kinetic Concepts is a global medical technology company engaged in discovery development, manufacture and marketing of high-technology therapies and products for the wound care and therapeutic support system markets.