Who sticks to it for better patient outcomes?
The ever-changing world of medicine poses new and exciting challenges to the teams of solvers at Ashland. Advances in diagnostics and treatment yield better outcomes for patients, physicians, surgeons and specialists alike. Medical radiation has made significant progress in the treatment of tumors - both cancerous and benign. Pinpoint precision of radiation beams target tumors while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue virtually untouched. Creating 3-D dose maps takes accuracy and a sense of urgency accompanies any cancer diagnosis. At Ashland, we seek solutions that provide benefits along the entire value chain. Our radiation technology helps keep the worlds blood supply safe, thereby protecting patients from tainted blood. Our advanced chemistry in adhesives can be used in a variety of products used for wound and ostomy care.
Ashland provides solutions to the medical industry that improve the usability and efficacy of bandages, dressings and other medical disposables to improve patient comfort and outcomes. Our adhesives are used in product assembly and in transdermal, electromedical, and diagnostic device supplies. Our formulations do not contain any animal derivatives or natural rubber latex derivatives, and have passed compulsory skin-contact requirements including cytotoxicity, primary dermal irritation and sensitization tests under ISO 10993 (or similar standard methods. Make an appointment with Ashland and check up on how we can help you and your customers.
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A, B, AB and O(h) have we got a solution for you
Blood types are the same the world over - with just 3 letters and two symbols you can identify every one of the more than seven billion human beings on the planet. Many organizations work to keep each and every one healthy and happy and no-where is that more important than ensuring a safe blood supply. Blood banks around the world turn to Ashland to help ensure that every drop is safe so recipients can relax and have peace of mind knowing that their transfusion is protected. Tainted blood is a big negative, but working with Ashland, on the other hand, is definitely positive.
At blood centers, Ashland's Rad-Sure™ indicators provide positive visual verification of the irradiated status of blood units. In addition, the Dose-Map™ calibration system validates the performance of blood irradiators providing peace of mind that blood is safe to use. This instant imaging film medium darkens when exposed to ionizing radiation providing easy to see visual proof of irradiation. Hospitals can greatly reduce the risk of transfusion-related disease through irradiation of cellular blood products prior to transfusion. Be sure with Rad-Sure.
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Medical Radiation Dosimetry
Pinpoint precision yields wide-ranging results
We'll get right to the point. While two points are needed to make a line, for dosimetry maps, the more points the better. The combination of film and software deliver quick, accurate results and mapping. Accuracy and precision target beams where they need to be to help heal while not harming surrounding tissue. Ashland and Gafchromic deliver pinpoint precision and reduce prep time to map yielding better results and peace of mind - all the way around.
The combination of Gafchromic film and Film QA Pro software provides a sophisticated, quantitative analysis that helps simplify and streamline your IMRT AQ process. Ashland film solutions eliminate the need and time for processors and can be handled in room light. With its instant calibration results, improved contrast and high level of data integrity helps increase confidence and peace of mind for both the radiologist and the patient alike. Ashland Gafchromic films work hand-in-hand with our FilmAQ pro software to yield accurate, optimized esy to read dose maps that include corrections for thickness artifacts. These cutting-edged, complimentary products are ideal for the fast-paced, processor-less environment of today's modern hospital.
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Banding together to aid you in finding solutions
As anyone who's ever ripped off a bandage knows, changing dressings can be as painful as the wound itself. The right amount of stick is needed to protect wounds and seal ostomys with out damaging the tender skin around them. Ashland applies chemistry to create the optimum balance between stick and release. Ashland has you, and your wound care needs, covered.
Many factors must be taken into account in the development and production of wound and ostomy care products. Adhesion and Absorbency stand at the top of the list. Products must provide enough adhesion to remain securely in place, even in the presence of moisture, while also allowing damage- and pain-free removal. Maintaining an environment that's condusive to healing is essential and means effectively managing moisture, fluids, and air. Too much moisture may lead to infection, too little and the healing process can be slowed. Leaks and odors can result in embarrassment and distress for patients, which may in turn, slow the healing process of negatively affect their quality of life. Ashland considers all of this when developing solutions. Partnering with Ashland provides you with access to our products as well as our technologies and teams of solvers who will work with you to develop solutions that yield better outcomes for both you and your customers.