QuikClot Gauze to be used by Armed Forces of Denmark, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden
Z-Medica Corporation, a medical device company developing innovative hemostatic agents, today announced that it has recently agreed to supply agreements with five European governments to provide QuikClot® Gauze™ to their militaries. Following a competitive proposal, comprehensive review and testing process, the Armed Forces of the Polish Republic, the Danish Defence, the French Armed Forces, the Italian Armed Forces and the Swedish Armed Forces all chose QuikClot Gauze as their exclusive first line of hemostatic treatment for soldiers.
Z-Medica has a history of providing life-saving products to the U.S. Military. In 2008 QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ was chosen by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) as the United States Military’s sole source supplier for first-line hemostatic treatment for traumatic bleeding, based on tests conducted by the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research and the Naval Medical Research Center. It is carried by all soldiers currently serving in all branches of the U.S. military and has been credited with saving the lives of those who have suffered traumatic wounds. In 2009, QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ was named as one of the “Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008” by the U.S. Army Materiel Command.
“Serving the armed forces of U.S. allies is a top goal of Z-Medica’s since we became the exclusive provider to the U.S. military, and we are pleased to have now gained the approval to serve these allied nations,” said Brian Herrman, Chief Executive Officer, Z-Medica. “We will continue to seek further adoption by other U.S. allied nations as we aim to provide the life-saving abilities of QuikClot Combat Gauze to all of the men and women that fight for the freedoms our countries enjoy.”
QuikClot Combat Gauze is a soft, white, sterile, nonwoven 3” by 12 feet rolled or z-folded gauze impregnated with kaolin, an inert mineral with no known contraindications. Each roll of QuikClot Combat Gauze is individually wrapped in an easy rip, military grade pouch. Indicated for temporary external control of traumatic bleeding, QuikClot Combat Gauze is flexible and pliable and contours to all wounds, and can achieve hemostasis in severe bleeding situations in as little as three minutes.
QuikClot products received CE Mark from the European Union in November 2009 and the company has been negotiating distribution agreements with allied nations’ armed forces since that time. The CE Marked products are indicated as an adjunct to manual pressure for temporary control of moderate external bleeding from surgical wounds or cuts and lacerations. Z-Medica also recently entered agreements for the distribution of the QuikClot line of related healthcare products within hospitals of European countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
Z-Medica Corporation is a medical device company developing innovative hemostatic agents. The company manufactures and markets its QuikClot® family of products for hemostasis for use by healthcare professionals, first responders, law enforcement officers and the military. QuikClot products rapidly enhance the body’s natural coagulation process, helping to achieve hemostasis faster. Z-Medica’s QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ product was chosen by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) as the United States Military’s sole source supplier for first-line hemostatic treatment, based on tests conducted by the Naval Medical Research Center and the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research. It continues to be the exclusive product used by all USA military forces for first line treatment of bleeding hemorrhage. QuikClot® products are also widely used by first responders, in hospital emergency rooms, interventional cardiology and radiology laboratories and other healthcare environments where bleeding requires fast and effective control. Z-Medica is a privately-held company based in Wallingford, CT. More information about Z-Medica Corporation is available at www.z-medica.com.
Matthew Lindberg, 203-682-8214