Arkansas & Missouri Provider of Private Ambulance Service Offers Lifesaving Ability to Stop Bleeding to Rural Communities
WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 4, 2008 – Z-Medica Corporation (Z-Medica), a medical products company focused on innovative hemostatic technologies has just announced that Medic One Ambulance Service (Medic One), a major ambulance service provider in Arkansas and Missouri, is now carrying the rapid blood-clotting product QuikClot® 1st Response™ as part of its array of life-saving capabilities.
Medic One serves Northeastern Arkansas and Southeastern Missouri from fourteen bases in seven counties. Its mission is to provide excellent medical care and fast response to those in need. The company also serves an eight-state, Mid-South region with medically necessary non-emergency transport services.
QuikClot® 1st Response™ is part of the second generation of Z-Medica’s breakthrough QuikClot® brand hemostat product line. It was developed for the first responder market and gives law enforcement, firefighters, and EMTs the ability to save lives by stopping severe bleeding right at the scene of an incident. QuikClot® is formulated into beads enclosed in a porous surgical hemostatic sponge. When introduced into a wound, the sponge takes the shape of the injury, conforms to the wound and rapidly stops even the most severe venous and arterial bleeding. QuikClot® 1st Response™ forms a stable, powerful clot that stays in place until the patient can reach a physician’s care.
Ryan Kibler, president of Medic One said the company’s goal is to keep its medical professionals up to date on the latest lifesaving technological advances. “We’re proud to be one of the first in the area to carry QuikClot® 1st Response™. Since Medic One serves rural areas far from hospital settings and fatal bleeding can happen in a matter of minutes, we know QuikClot® 1st Response™ will save lives.”
Founded in 2002, Z-Medica Corporation is a medical products company focused on innovative blood clotting technologies -- hemostatic solutions that save lives. QuikClot® was developed in cooperation with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command and university hospitals.
The product represents the first and most effective solution to severe blood loss outside the operating room setting. Z-Medica serves several global vertical markets, including military, first responder, homeland and private security, and consumer.
Z-Medica manufactures and markets the original QuikClot® hemostatic agent, as well QuikClot® 1st Response™ and QuikClot® ACS+™, QuikClot® Sport™ and QuikClot® Sport Silver™, and QuikClot® Combat Gauze™, the newest product for military and tactical forces.
Z-Medica headquarters is located at 4 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford, Connecticut 06492. For more information, please call (203) 294.0000 or visit www.z-medica.com.