Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 23, 2004
Jeremy McGowan of Las Vegas, NV has recently invented a revolutionary new kind of wound dressing system which he claims uses a method of replacing or adding pads of highly absorbent fibers within an occlusive outer layer that is impervious to both chemical and biological agents such as, but not limited to; anthrax; tabun (o-ethyl dimethylamidophosphorylcyanide sarin (isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate); soman (pinacolyl methylphosphonofluoridate); cyclohexyl methylphosphonofluoridate; o-ethyl s-diisopropylaminomethyl methylphosphonothiolate; mustard agents (bis- (2-chloroethyl) sulphide).
According to McGowan, the skin contacting layer of this wound dressing utilizes an occlusive layer which has an uninterrupted border of pressure sensitive occlusive adhesive which encompasses the wound, thereby providing a chemical and biological resistant seal to the skin for containment of body fluids within the absorbent region of the dressing. This arrangement prevents the migration of body fluids beyond the chemical land biological resistant barriers of the dressing and provides a safe means of minimizing exposure to body fluids, thus reducing the possibility of contact with contagions within said body fluids by attending personnel.
He further states the wound dressing will aid in preventing body fluids both from contacting with attendant personnel and from migrating past the borders of the absorbent region of the bandage into the material of the protective garment. The adhesive border also adheres to the material of a chemical and/or biological protective garment thereby increasing the integrity of the garment.
Not only is this a tremendous advance for the care of soldiers and other personnel wounded in potentially chemically and/or biologically contaminated environments the astounding part is he wrote this patent himself without having a medical background.
Mr. McGowan is actively seeking a partner in the wound care industry who is interested in licensing and/or purchasing the patent rights for this wound dressing. Both exclusive and non-exclusive licensing agreements will be considered.
ÂThe idea for this wound dressing came to me several years ago while I was in the Air Force. I was training in a simulated chemical warfare environment when I fell, ripping my protective suit and cutting my leg. Our combat medic came to my aid and put a normal bandage on my leg, then sealed it by wrapping Âduct-tapeÂ around the bandage and around the ripped chemical suit. I thought to my self there has to be a better way. So, at the end of the exercise I went home and began researching bandages, and developed this one. This bandage is impervious to chemical and biological warfare agents and has the unique ability to have the absorbent pads removed and replaced or added to without disrupting the wound healing process. It also has the ability to de-contaminate the wound. In my opinion this is one heck of a lot better than Âduct-tapeÂ.Â
For more information contact:
6930 Paradise Rd #2104
Las Vega, NV 89119 702-270-3345
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