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MediWound’s NexoBrid® to be Highlighted in Presentations at the American Burn Association 50th Annual Meeting Being Held on April 10-13, 2018 in Chicago

Presentations highlight European consensus around the efficacy and benefits of NexoBrid use in severe burns

YAVNE, Israel, April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MediWound Ltd. (Nasdaq:MDWD), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company bringing innovative therapies to address unmet needs in severe burn and wound management, today announced that six presentations highlighting the positive results achieved by clinicians using NexoBrid® as an effective enzymatic debridement for severe burns will be presented during the American Burn Association (ABA) 50th Annual Meeting on April 10-13, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

“We are honored to have physicians share their NexoBrid experience with this prestigious group of global burn and wound specialists,” said Gal Cohen, President and Chief Executive Officer of MediWound. “Data continue to demonstrate the benefits of NexoBrid across many different aspects of burn care, including prompt assessment of burn severity post-NexoBrid eschar removal, treatment of large burns and use in cases of mass casualties. Moreover, at the coming ABA, European burn experts will share with their US peers the European consensus work, which listed 68 different consensus statements regarding the use and benefits of NexoBrid that were voted on by leading burn specialists from prominent burn centers across Europe after accumulating mutual experience in the treatment of over 500 patients.”

The following data highlighting NexoBrid will be presented during the ABA meeting: 


“Efficacy of Bromelain-based Enzymatic Eschar Removal: Combined Clinical Trial Results of 546 Patients"
Poster: Session R-135 Wounds: Clinical 1 - Presentation 350
Author: Y. Shoham, MD
Date/Time: April 11th from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Stevens Salon C&D -LL
Title: Preventing Mass Casualty Fires Caused by Pyrotechnics"
Poster: Session R-228 Public Health/Epidemiology/Prevention III - Presentation 460
Author: Y. Shoham, MD
Date/Time: April 12th from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.
Location: Stevens Salon C&D -LL
Title: Bromelain-based Enzymatic Debridement in Burns: A European Consensus”
Poster: Session R-233 Wounds: Clinical III – Presentation 510
Author: C.R Hirche, MD
Date/Time: April 12th, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Stevens Salon C&D -LL
Title: Enzymatic Debridement for Burns – Off Label Experience
Poster: Session R-234 Wounds: Clinical IV - Presentation 515
Author: M. Harats, MD
Date/Time: April 12th, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Stevens Salon C&D -LL

Bromelain-based Selective Enzymatic Debridement Reduces Surgery by 48% in Deep Burns Defined by Laser Doppler Imaging”
Poster: Session C-357 Correlative XIV –Wounds: Clinical – Presentation 104
Author: H. Hoeksema, PT, DPT
Date/Time: April 13th, from 10:00am – 10:15am
Location: Salon A-1 -LL
Title:  “Bromelain-based Enzymatic Debridement of Large Burns”
Poster: Session C-357 Correlative XIV –Wounds: Clinical – Presentation 110
Authors: Y. Shoham, MD
Date/Time: April 13th, from 11:30am – 11:45am
Location: Salon A-1 -LL

About the American Burn Association
The American Burn Association and its members dedicate their efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related care, prevention, and research. The ABA has more than 2,000 members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, firefighters, and hospitals with burn centers. The ABA’s multidisciplinary membership enhances its ability to work toward common goals with other organizations on educational programs.

About MediWound Ltd.
MediWound is a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing novel therapeutics based on its patented proteolytic enzyme technology to address unmet needs in the fields of severe burns, chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds. MediWound’s first innovative biopharmaceutical product, NexoBrid®, received marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency as well as the Israeli and Argentinian Ministries of Health, for removal of dead or damaged tissue, known as eschar, in adults with deep partial and full-thickness thermal burns. NexoBrid® represents a new paradigm in burn care management, and clinical trials have demonstrated, with statistical significance, its ability to non-surgically and rapidly remove the eschar earlier and, without harming viable tissues.

MediWound's second innovative product, EscharEx® is a topical biological drug being developed for debridement of chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds and is complementary to the large number of existing wound healing products, which require a clean wound bed in order to heal the wound. EscharEx® contains the same proteolytic enzyme technology as NexoBrid®, and benefits from the wealth of existing development data on NexoBrid®.  In two Phase 2 studies, EscharEx® has demonstrated safety and efficacy in the debridement of chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds, within a few daily applications.   For more information, please visit

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Sharon Malka
Chief Financial and Operations Officer
MediWound Ltd.

Bob Yedid
Managing Director
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