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Date:9/10/2007

FDA Clears Product to Stop Severe Bleeding

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A lightweight, pre-mixed, dressing compound that is scientifically-proven to stem high-pressure bleeding in moderate to severe wounds has received FDA clearance after six weeks of review. Availability of WoundStat(TM) is good news for soldiers and civilians alike, because the product is easy to carry and can be applied on the spot.

"The FDA's speedy approval of WoundStat means that we can get it more quickly into the hands of those who need it most today -- our warfighters in harm's way around the world." said Devinder S. Bawa, chief executive officer of TraumaCure, the developer of WoundStat. "The product's effectiveness is particularly important with core body wounds that a tourniquet can't reach. We believe that WoundStat has the potential to provide the military with another important tool to minimize battlefield deaths caused by hemorrhaging."

Furthermore, a study newly published in the Journal of Trauma comparing early WoundStat technology to then existing products reveals that it succeeds where others fail -- WoundStat securely and safely stopped potentially deadly arterial hemorrhaging in three minutes, and continued to do so for at least two hours. The study was conducted by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University's Reanimation Engineering Shock Center (VCURES,) and can be found at http://www.jtrauma.com. Subsequent test data from a national testing laboratory reported similar success with WoundStat. In both studies there were no heat-generating or other adverse side effects reported.

"Uncontrolled bleeding continues to be the primary cause of death on the battlefield," said Kevin Ward, MD, a VCU emergency physician and associate director for VCURES. "After years of research we've developed a versatile and robust material that is specifically sui
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SOURCE TraumaCure Inc.
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