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OxyBand starts shipping oxygenated wound dressings to the US Army

OxyBand Technologies : 30 July, 2013  (Company News)
OxyBand Technologies begins shipping oxygenated wound dressings to the US Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, USA.

The OxyBand Wound Dressing claims to be the only FDA-approved wound dressing proven to continuously deliver pure oxygen to damaged tissue for up to five days. Manufacturing, packaging and shipping of this revolutionary, new wound care dressing is managed by Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB), a nonprofit manufacturing organization that offers employment, education and support services for people who are blind and visually impaired.

Dr Amie Franklin, Chief Executive Officer of OxyBand Technologies, which is based in St Louis, Missouri, said: "The OxyBand Wound Dressing is our patented inaugural device for innovative oxygen healing technologies. By infusing therapeutic oxygen gases directly into a wound, OxyBand creates a patient-friendly and timely way to heal chronic wounds and burns. Two clinical trials and an independent US Army Institute for Surgical Research (ISR) Clinical Trial have shown that OxyBand accelerates healing and reduces pain, risk of infection and inflammation. We are excited about our inaugural shipment of the OxyBand Wound Dressing to the US Army Institute of Surgical Research."

OxyBand wound dressings are FDA-approved and intended for use on skin tears, scrapes, pressure sores, abrasions, blisters, lacerations, minor burns, chafed or irritated skin and skin continuously exposed to moisture. The waterproof barrier provides protection from outside contaminants while the patented system continuously provides pure oxygen to the damaged tissue for up to five days. The wound dressings are currently available in a 9 by 7-inch size and will be offered in additional sizes starting in late 2013.

OxyBand Technologies has opened a production office at Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis in LHB's manufacturing facility in St Louis County. LHB has the exclusive technology to permeate the wound dressing with pure oxygen, in addition to its extensive manufacturing, warehousing and shipping facilities. The production procedures are performed by experienced employees who are legally blind. LHB is packaging, sterilizing and preparing the OxyBand Wound Dressings for distribution to military and commercial customers worldwide.

"These wound dressings have the potential to completely change how patients are treated for burns and chronic wounds," said Clint Cruse, Vice President of Manufacturing at LHB. "The fact that they are manufactured by a labour force that is visually impaired is all the more meaningful. When LHB's technology and manpower combines with that of an innovative partner like OxyBand to serve government, military and healthcare industry organizations, the positive impact can be felt worldwide."

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