Manufacturers OEM

Protex Healthcare Limited Vacutex - Wound Care Essentials

Innovation Centre, Gallows Hill, CV34 6UW Warwick
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 1926 217850
Fax +44 1926 217701

This company is co-exhibitor of
Association of British Healthcare Industries Ltd.


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.16  Bandage materials

Bandage materials

  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.16  Bandage materials
  • 05.16.02  Elastic bandages

Elastic bandages

  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.16  Bandage materials
  • 05.16.07  Other bandages, dressings and accessories

Other bandages, dressings and accessories

  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.18  Dressings for wounds

Dressings for wounds

Our products

Product category: Dressings for wounds


Vacutex is a Multi-directional Accelerated Capillary Action dressing to be used on difficult to heal wounds with moderate or heavy exudate and slough.

Capillary action dressings are particularly useful in cases of moderate or heavily exudating wounds, where the slough can be thick and fatty. In such cases you need to remove excess wound fluid or exudate from the wound whilst still maintaining adequate moisture for the wound healing process. Often, wounds can be more complicated to treat, because they can be irregularly shaped, situated at difficult to treat places on the body, or they can be deep or undermined. VACUTEX is a perfect combination between both a capillary action dressing and a draining action.
Vautex’s™ rapid capillary action promotes debridement and optimal moist wound healing.  Cost-effective, versatile and easy to remove, this dynamic healthcare product is effective in the management of acute and chronic wound indications.  Vacuctex™ incorporates a patented three-layer construction of poly-cotton elements that promotes accelerated capillary action on wound interfaces. Vacutex™ effectively lifts, transports and retains exudate and interstitial fluids.


•Vacutex’s™ rapid capillary action promotes wound debridement
•Vacutex’s™ rapid capillary action promotes optimal moist wound healing
•Vacutex™ is versatile, easy to use and remove
•Vacutex™ is effective in the management of Acute & Chronic wound indications
•Vacutex™ has the ability to manage Low, Moderate and High Levels of exudate
•Vacutex™ is cost effective
•Vacutex™ prevents maceration to the peri-wound area


•Vacutex’s™ capillary action removes potentially bacteria-laden exudate, slough, & necrotic debris away from the wound bed
•Vacutex’s™ capillary action promotes the migration of essential cells across the wound bed surface
•Vacutex™ is low adherent and can be customised to suit the wound
•Vacutex™ is highly absorbent
•Vacutex™ promotes wound debridement
•Vacutex™ promotes rapid granulation
•Vacutex™ bridges the capability limitations of many existing advanced wound care technologies


•Wound drainage – Fistula and Sinuses
•Diabetic Wounds
•Pressure Ulcers
•Dehisced Surgical Wounds
•Leg Ulcers

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About us

Company details

Protex Healthcare was incorporated in the United Kingdom in 1999 with the aim of developing Vacutex™, our unique rapid capillary action wound dressing.
Vacutex™ has been carefully developed as part of a wider portfolio of wound management products over the past ten years, and is now an internationally recognised solution for advanced wound care in difficult to heal wounds such as venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure sores and other chronic wounds or ulcers.

Following a three-year development period, which included a large multi-centred random clinical trial and an independent audit, Vacutex™ was immediately accepted into the UK NHS reimbursement regime under a newly created separate reimbursement category. This reflects its innovative and unique stature as a leading global wound management solution.

Protex Healthcare products, including Vacutex™ and its new range extensions, are now available across the world with dedicated distributors in the UK, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Rumania, Greece, Portugal and the United States. Other countries are in preparation or in start-up. 

Protex Healthcare also launches at Medica 2016 a new range of Wound Care Essentials, in order to support nurses with those products they need in their everyday practice, at excellent price/quality relation.

Protex is looking for more dedicated and strategic distribution partners in many more countries all over the world, with a focus on service and sales towards wound care specialists.

If you are interested in becoming one of our strategic distribution partners in your country, please email us at

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