Recently Revmedx, a pioneer in the biomaterial wound dressing field, made some waves with the commercialization of its product XStatTM . XStatTM received a lot of press because of its FDA approval for use against gunshot wounds and shrapnel-related injuries in the battlefield. It is used to help stop the bleeding and help sustain the injured individual’s life and need for proper medical care up to four hours from the occurrence of the junctional wound. Revmedx is working with the U.S. armed forces to develop groundbreaking medical products for use by combat medics, not unlike the work being conducted by the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, or AFIRM. There are other companies developing products for similar purposes, for example Suneris is working on Veti-Gel. Stacey Johnson featured Veti-Gel last year in a Right Turn post here.
Our regular feature, Right Turn, showcases the “lighter” side of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Every Friday, we will bring you cartoons, photos, videos and other content that may be just as thought provoking as the written submissions that you are used to finding here, but they definitely won’t be blogs.
As always, we welcome your feedback and we also welcome suitable submissions. Be creative! Use the right (!) side of your brain. Make us laugh! Let’s see if we can make this new direction a positive one for all of us. Send your submission to info(at)ccrm.ca.
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