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More drug retailers to carry WoundSeal
March 26th, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. – Biolife LLC is expanding retail distribution of WoundSeal, a topical powder designed to stop bleeding instantly.
The company said Tuesday that beginning in April, WoundSeal will become available at Rite Aid, Publix, H-E-B, Giant Eagle, Meijer, select Target stores, independent pharmacies, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers.
Currently, WoundSeal is sold over the counter in the first aid section at Walgreens and CVS/pharmacy drug stores, as well as online at WoundSeal.com.
Clinically tested and used in hospitals for years to stop bleeding immediately, the WoundSeal powder works by creating an instant scab to halt bleeding and protect the wound. Biolife said the powder effectively replaces traditional gauze, bandages and tape for the treatment of a bleeding wound.
"While many of the medications and products we use have migrated into personal care, the traditional method a family would use to treat a bleeding wound hasn't changed for more than 100 years," stated Louis Guzzi, M.D., an Orlando, Fla., critical care physician. "Because of its effectiveness to stop bleeding wounds in seconds, WoundSeal is a must have in the home first aid kit much like the powder has been a must have hemostatic agent in our clinic."
Through WoundSeal's technology, consumers treating a bleeding wound can reduce the number of steps and products used to one, user-friendly application and lower actual bleeding time from minutes, hours or even days — as with senior citizens — to just seconds, according to Biolife. And unlike traditional gauze, tape and bandages, WoundSeal is guaranteed to stop external wound bleeding, the company said.
WoundSeal contains four applications and carries a suggested retail price of $6.99.
"For active adults and seniors with thin skin who can bleed easily and persistently, WoundSeal is one of the biggest revelations in home first aid since adhesive bandages were introduced more than 100 years ago," Guzzi added. "The ability to go from many products to just one — and increase the effectiveness of stopping bleeding — is a tremendous step forward in wound care."