US Department of Defense Recommends Soldiers Carry WoundStat™ for Life-Threatening Bleeding : US Military Finds WoundStat the Most Effective Hemostatic Agent Available

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TraumaCure Inc. announced today that the DOD Joint Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) has recommended that U.S. soldiers from all services carry the company’s hemostatic agent, WoundStat™.

Approximately 80% of injuries in the current conflict are from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which result in the severe and irregular wounds that WoundStat is specifically designed to treat. In those situations, WoundStat works in seconds, not minutes.

The CoTCCC based its recommendations upon the results of extensive studies conducted by both the Army's Institute for Surgical Research (ISR) and the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC). In those studies, no other product was as effective across the board in terms of survival, post treatment blood loss, and duration of hemostasis.

This is the first time ever that all branches of the military have come together and jointly recommended the same product for the most severe injuries involving high-pressure bleeding.

"Severe bleeding is the number one cause of death for soldiers injured in battle. The ISR study clearly shows WoundStat works consistently to stop serious bleeding quickly. In light of these study results, WoundStat will be a critical product in the field available to all soldiers in harm's way, where and when it is needed most," said Ron Blanck, retired US Army Surgeon General. "Approximately 80% of injuries in the current conflict are from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which result in the severe and irregular wounds that WoundStat is specifically designed to treat. In those situations, WoundStat works in seconds, not minutes."

Four different studies—including the one conducted by the Army's ISR, along with others conducted at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Air Force, and NAMSA—have now proven that WoundStat is the most effective hemostat available for high pressure arterial wounds. In each of these studies, WoundStat was the only product that resulted in 100% survival. The novel wound treatment works through standing blood and has the added advantage that, should re-bleeding occur, a wound can be re-packed with the WoundStat already present—a real advantage in combat conditions.

"The Joint Committee on TCCC recognized WoundStat's overall advantage in both effectiveness and safety. It is now clearly proven that, with its consistent reliability and efficacy, combined with its speed of use, WoundStat offers the highest level of operational field capability for our warfighters," noted Devinder S. Bawa, CEO of TraumaCure.

TraumaCure has enough WoundStat in stock to equip every soldier currently deployed in the Middle East theater. The cost of WoundStat is about one-third that of the product the Army has been using for the past several years. WoundStat is also available for domestic use by emergency responders and others who need to be prepared for treating traumatic injuries.

About TraumaCure

TraumaCure, based in Bethesda, Maryland, supplies the most effective, reliable treatments for life-threatening bleeding wounds. TraumaCure's hemostatic products help stabilize a wounded individual prior to receiving advanced medical treatment. The company's products are made in the U.S. and are proven to save lives and improve outcomes following traumatic injury. TraumaCure is committed to providing the most trustworthy and innovative hemostasis treatments for the military, emergency responders, and civilians.

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