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Next-Generation Hemostatic Dressing Available for Military Emergencies
Date:7/21/2009

Wake Forest University. HemCon states that in addition to the z-fold, the dressing will ship by Fall 2009 with a packaging configuration that can be opened from any angle to offer easier, more rapid and sterile deployment. "Over our long and strong relationship with the U.S. Army, HemCon has teamed with military medical professionals to understand the latest field requirements and deliver what is needed. It's our mission to continue to help keep our soldiers coming home. Through the launch of the ChitoGauze platform, we're able to provide a critical, safe dressing that saves lives," said Bill Block, President of HemCon, U.S. and former U.S. Army Ranger.

The unique formulation of hemostatic ChitoGauze also offers antibacterial properties which provide medical professionals a multi-layered solution to help avoid infection. "As a physician, there's a great deal to consider when treating a wound - whether you are on the battlefield or in the ER. Having an antibacterial, protective layer provides an element of defense I want my patients to have," said Sudip Bose, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, attending Emergency Physician and former Major, U.S. Army. In testing, ChitoGauze demonstrated antibacterial properties against a wide range of microorganisms, including MRSA, VRE and Acinetobacter Baumannii.

HemCon's proprietary manufacturing process and the natural, unique characteristics of chitosan together create the ChitoGauze mechanism of action which slows blood movement through th
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