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Posted: August 19, 2008
Nanotechnology Hemostatic Gauze Stops Nosebleeds
(Nanowerk News) Every year in the United
States, there are close to 400 million nosebleeds. While many nosebleeds
are minor, about 515,000 result in visits to hospital emergency
departments(1) -- stressful, time consuming and expensive incidents.
Nosebleeds occur most frequently in two age groups, children two to ten
years old, and seniors. Z-Medica Corp is now making a difference for
mothers and caregivers to these loved ones with QuikClot® NoseBleed™
brand, a safe and economical new way to stop nasal bleeding.
QuikClot® NoseBleed™ brand, a gauze packing impregnated with a
specially formulated substance that activates factors in blood to promote
rapid blood coagulation, comes in an easy to apply and easy to remove
format. It has been cleared by the FDA for over-the-counter use by anyone
who can follow simple directions.
The packing is rolled or folded to fit into the affected nostril. Once
inserted, pressure is applied and the bleeding should stop quickly. The new
product is available online at http://www.quikclot.com where the
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a box of five sterile
applications is $11.49.
QuikClot® NoseBleed™ brand is manufactured by Z-Medica
Corporation, a medical products company focused on innovative hemostatic
nano-technologies. The company manufactures and markets several other
life-saving products for use by its original markets -- the military, first
responders, industrial first aid teams and law enforcement personnel. In
addition to this new generation consumer product, the company also now
offers online at http://www.quikclot.com other consumer products that stop
bleeding for home, travel, sport and pet use. Z-Medica Corp headquarters is
located at 4 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford, Connecticut 06492. For more
information, please call (203) 294-0000 or visit http://www.z-medica.com.
(1) Epidemiology of Epistaxis in US Emergency Departments, 1992 to
2001. Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 46, Issue 1, July 2005, Pages