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DermaRite Interactive Catalog App – The Next Generation

DermaRite Industries, a leading manufacturer of Skin Care, Advanced Wound Care, Nutrition, and Infection Control products, is devoted to improving the lives of patients across all healthcare settings. Prompted by the expanding line of DermaRite’s advanced wound care dressings, DermaRite has released the next generation of its Interactive Dressing Selection Guide App with enhanced features to make selecting wound dressings even easier than before.

The updated app features an intuitive user interface, detailed product information, and an updated help menu with added resources for wound information designed for the healthcare professional.

The updated Wound Wizard feature allows users to input essential wound characteristics to generate a list of DermaRite dressings that match the wound presentation.

The HIPAA-compliant App allows users to enter wound characteristics securely without collecting user or patient-specific information. No internet connection is needed to browse products or to use the Wound Wizard features.

DermaRite offers the App to users at no cost and is available for both Apple and Android devices.

Go to the App Store or Google Play, search for “dermarite,” and download the updated app today.

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Fall COVID-19 Update From Our CEO

As the summer winds down and people are returning to work and school, here is a brief COVID-19-related update on DermaRite’s ongoing efforts on behalf of our customers and staff.

With the Delta variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreading throughout the country, we want to assure you that we remain committed to the health and safety of our staff and customers. We continue to take precautions to protect our employees, including masking, frequent cleaning, and widely available hand sanitizer. We are fully stocked with essential Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) products for our customers and encourage you to check stocks and stay ahead of the curve so you can effectively protect those in your care.

Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our procurement team, to date DermaRite has been largely successful with ensuring a consistent supply of our products despite the ongoing shipping and sourcing challenges brought about by the pandemic. Our production facility continues to produce at full capacity, and we are developing additional sourcing options to support the stability of our supply network.

Industry experts are predicting additional delays and complications in shipping and supply chains as we approach the holiday season. We will continue to exert considerable effort towards avoiding back-ordered products, and we will remain in contact with you in the event of unavoidable circumstances.
We encourage you to reach out with questions or comments. As always, please stay healthy and safe.

Sincerely,

Fabian McCarthy
CEO

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September 2020 Update From Our Executive Team

We hope that you and your family are staying healthy and safe. As the pandemic continues to take its toll on the country, we are closely monitoring the impact it is having on the healthcare industry and how we can do our part to help improve the lives of as many people as possible.

In response to customer requests, we recently introduced ReadyKleen™, a ready to use disinfectant spray, and increased the availability of LemonKleen™, our concentrated, economical disinfectant. In addition, we are poised to release two exciting new products in the next few weeks: GelRite® 75, an instant hand sanitizer with a 75% ethyl alcohol content, and a convenient 75% ethyl alcohol disinfectant wipe. Several more infection control products are in development as well and we look forward to presenting them to you as soon as they are available.

Infection prevention and control has been a critical area of focus for everyone, but particularly the healthcare sector, as we work to protect the vulnerable from contracting COVID-19. Unfortunately, the extraordinary demand for infection prevention products has resulted in the introduction of ineffective or potentially dangerous products being introduced to the market. In just the past several months the FDA has released warnings regarding sanitizers containing harmful methanol, inadequate levels of alcohol, or packaged in containers that could lead to ingestion by small children.

We encourage you to ensure the safety of staff and customers by purchasing products from proven companies. DermaRite has been providing safe and effective infection prevention tools for over 25 years, and our record of excellence and reliability stands behind all our products.

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out. We would love to hear from you.

Wishing you the best of health,

Fabian McCarthy
CEO

Naftali Minzer
Chairman

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June Update From Our Executive Team

First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy. We are writing to provide you with our most recent perspectives on the Covid-19 pandemic and how we are assisting our customers as they prepare for the next phase of the response.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on recent current events. Certainly, these are difficult times for our nation. Not only has Covid-19 resulted in more than one hundred thousand fatalities (with 80% of the deaths occurring among people aged 65 years or older), the last two weeks have also reminded America of another vulnerable population: the minority community and the systemic racism they endure daily. The inexcusable death of George Floyd has ignited further demands for societal change, and DermaRite firmly supports our team and our community to exercise their constitutional right to assemble peacefully, as well as to listen and learn with an open mind. DermaRite is extremely proud of its diversity and commitment to inclusivity, but we realize there is always more we can accomplish, and we will.

Looking ahead… As the country moves towards reopening, we are exploring the long-term impact of these past few months. From a clinical perspective, how can we use the difficult lessons learned through this challenge to make positive changes for those who rely on our products and services? From an economic perspective, how have the needs of the industry changed, and how do we adapt to those changes?

Certain trends are more obvious. The need for increased infection control products will be with us for a long while. We identified this need early on and responded by increasing sanitizer production to an extraordinary degree and introducing new surface disinfectant products based on customer feedback.

Telehealth has proven itself to be an effective method of care for many circumstances. While it remains to be seen how broadly it will be adopted long term, it will certainly continue to be a growing mode of caregiving. Our popular wound dressing-selection app, available for free, is an increasingly useful tool for this new setting, and we are exploring ways to make it even more useful.

We are also constantly adding to our educational and clinical resources which have seen an increased interest in the wake of the pandemic. A wide selection of short clips have been added to our site to help at-home caregivers learn how to apply and remove our dressings. Our Clinical Insights newsletters continue to be a valuable resource for learning about various skin, wound and nutritional conditions and their treatment options. Our online learning portal, DermaRite Academy, is a great place to stay up to date on best-practices from the comfort of your own home.

We are committed to the ongoing safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers. You can be sure that as we all adapt to the new realities of a post-pandemic world, DermaRite will be by your side, providing the support and tools you need to provide exceptional care. We are all in this together.

As always, please reach out with any questions or comments.

Wishing you the best of health,

Fabian McCarthy
CEO

Naftali Minzer
Chairman

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A Message To Our Customers Regarding The COVID-19 Pandemic: 4.14.20

Update From Our Executive Officers

As we have worked diligently these past weeks to supply acute and post-acute facilities with much-needed supplies, we have seen from up close the dedication and courage of our doctors, nurses, and frontline healthcare workers. We are grateful for those who are helping to treat and protect those who are vulnerable or affected by this virus. Their service is an inspiration, and we are striving to assist and support them.

As previously stated, we have not forgotten our primary focus to provide skin and wound care tools for the ongoing care of patients and residents throughout the country. We continue to improve our processes to adapt to this unusual time and to ensure that facilities’ needs are met in a timely manner.

We are not immune to the effects that this pandemic is causing on the workforce. Our first priority will always be to protect the health and safety of our staff and customers. We are adjusting to the circumstances and expanding precautionary measures. Although this may cause delays, these are necessary steps, and we ask for your patience and understanding. In addition, these safeguards will ensure that we can stay open to continue to provide essential supplies where it is needed most.

As always, we encourage our customers to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Wishing you the best of health,

Fabian McCarthy
CEO

Naftali Minzer
Chairman

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A Message To Our Customers Regarding The COVID-19 Pandemic: 4.2.20

As our country enters its second month of the pandemic, we continue to pull together, individually and collectively, to support the health and safety of our customers and those in their care. We want to offer you a brief update on what we are doing to help.

The massive demand for hand sanitizers, antimicrobial soaps, and disinfecting virucide cleansers shows no sign of slowing down. We continue to run our production lines twenty-four hours a day, with routine breaks to sanitize the facility and give employees some well-deserved rest. We have been able to achieve extraordinary growth in the production of essential hand hygiene and disinfecting products over the past several weeks. We are continuing to expand production capacity and broaden our supply chain in order to help fill the needs of our customers.

It is clear from reports around the country that Long Term Care facilities are at the forefront of protecting our vulnerable senior population from the pandemic, and we intend to stand strong beside you throughout this challenging time.

We have not forgotten our primary mission to support you with high-quality products, outstanding customer service, and unmatched clinical tools to help you in your day to day caregiving. We are ensuring that our increased focus on hand hygiene and disinfection does not interfere with supplying our customers and distribution partners with the skin care, wound care, and nutritional supplies that they need.

In addition, to our commitment to the safety of our employees and customers, we are also ensuring the health and safety of our community. In recognition of the vital role they play on the front lines of this battle, we have made hand sanitizers available to local first responders.

We are incredibly grateful to all the healthcare professionals and other organizations working tirelessly to keep us safe.

As always, we encourage our customers to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Wishing you the best of health,

Fabian McCarthy
CEO

Naftali Minzer
Chairman

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A Message To Our Customers Regarding The COVID-19 Pandemic

As a healthcare company serving our customers for over twenty years, our mission is always to improve the lives of patients and caregivers in any way we can. As our country, and much of the world, faces this extraordinary Covid-19 pandemic, we also feel an obligation to do everything we can to protect public health and safety. We wanted to reach out to you and share some of the actions our DermaRite family has been taking to assist and partner with our customers during this public health crisis.
Although we began preparing for increases in hand sanitizer demand early in the year, DermaRite experienced an overwhelming increase in the number of orders for our hand hygiene products during the first week of March, depleting our existing inventory in just a few days. Since that time, we have done everything in our power to ramp up production to meet the needs of our customers.

Our facility in North Bergen, New Jersey is running around-the-clock shifts and working seven days a week. We have hired additional employees, increased OT in all departments, worked closely with our supply chain partners to increase and expedite purchase orders, and are adding additional equipment focused on increasing our production capacities. With the help of our incredibly dedicated team, we have increased hand sanitizer production over fifty times our previous levels in only three weeks. Our executive management team is meeting daily to prioritize shipments based on getting at least partial orders to as many customers as we can.

As we focus on providing these critical supplies, we are also ensuring that all other customer and patient needs are being met during this critical time.

The health and safety of our employees is paramount. We are following the recommendations of the CDC and local health organizations, ensuring that our employees are following safety protocols, and distributing sanitizers for personal use. We have increased cleaning and sanitizing schedules throughout our facilities. We are encouraging anyone who can work from home to do so and are restricting the travel of our clinical and commercial teams.
We will continue to monitor the situation and adapt to it as needed. As always, we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions and concerns.

We wish you the best of health and encourage everyone to stay safe and look out for one another.

Best,

Fabian McCarthy
CEO

Naftali Minzer
Chairman

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DermaRite Industries Appoints Barbara Osborne as Chief Commercial Officer

North Bergen, New Jersey – June 2017 – DermaRite Industries, LLC (“DermaRite”) announced it has named Barbara J. Osborne as Chief Commercial Officer of the company. In her role, Ms. Osborne will be responsible for driving the company’s sales and commercialization efforts.

Ms. Osborne is an experienced healthcare industry executive. Most recently, she served as the U.S. Division President and CEO of LEO Pharma. Previously, Ms. Osborne served as the President of Mölnlycke Health Care’s U.S. Wound Care business.

Ms. Osborne has a broad background encompassing sales, marketing, finance, accounting, business development and R&D. During her tenure in the healthcare industry, she also held senior leadership positions at C.R. Bard, Microtek Medical, and Covidien.

“Ms. Osborne is joining the company at a key stage in our development,” says Naftali Minzer, Chief Executive Officer of DermaRite. “Her extensive experience in the wound care industry and her proven success leading and growing similar size organizations will be a strong addition to our business as we position the company for future growth.”

“I am honored to be joining DermaRite, and I am looking forward to building on the company’s strong foundation,” commented Ms. Osborne. “It is an exciting time to impact the next growth phase of the company.”

Ms. Osborne holds a Master of Science in Accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business and received her undergraduate degree from Colgate University.

About DermaRite Industries:
DermaRite Industries has been providing high-quality, clinically effective and value-based skin and wound care products to nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice and wound clinics for over 20 years. Based in North Bergen, New Jersey, the company’s Healing In D.E.P.T.H. program provides caregivers with the tools and services needed to assure optimal care.

For more information about DermaRite, visit Dermarite.com.

Please direct all inquiries to Yalitza Hernandez, yalitzah@dermarite.com, 973-569-9000 x113.

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The Results Are In – Healing Never Tasted This Good!

An independent taste test conducted on November 8, 2016 revealed that over 70% of participants preferred the taste of ProHeal™ Liquid Protein when compared to the leading brand.

The blind taste test comparison occurred on 11/8/16 in a dining room of a post-acute care setting using a sample of convenience that included 20 residents and 5 staff members. The residents were from assisted living, long-term care and rehabilitation. All participants were informed of the taste trial for the 2 cherry flavored products (ProHeal™ and ProStat SF®). No food allergies were reported. The facility’s staff conducted the trial and no manufacturer representative was present during the taste test. The samples were unlabeled and the identities of the products were known only to the testers. The subjects reported their preference based on taste after sampling both products.

Results:  

Staff reported preference (n=5):  Prostat=1 (20%); ProHeal=4 (80%).

Residents reported preference (n=20):  Prostat=5 (25%); ProHeal=14 (70%); no preference=1 (5%). Statistical analysis using one sample t-test between the percents shows a statistically significant (p=.031) difference in test preference in favor of ProHeal.

Cumulative staff & residents (n=25):  Prostat=6 (24%); ProHeal=18 (72%); no preference=1 (4%). Statistical analysis using one sample t-test between the percents shows a statistically significant (p=.010) difference in test preference in favor of ProHeal.

This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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FDA Bans Antimicrobial Soaps – What Does It Mean For You?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published a final ruling last week regarding Consumer Antiseptic (antimicrobial)Washes. As a manufacturer of antiseptic hand and body washes, DermaRite would like to address this ruling and assure you that you can continue to use any of our hand and body washes as usual.

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THE RULING

The FDA presented a Proposed Rule on Consumer Antiseptic (Antimicrobial) Washes in December of 2013. Following several years of research and consultation with manufacturers and industry leaders, the FDA has concluded that “there isn’t enough science to show that over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. To date, the benefits of using antibacterial hand soap haven’t been proven. In addition, the wide use of these products over a long time has raised the question of potential negative effects on your health.”[1] Read more ›

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