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.
The 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 duct-tape 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 duct-tape.
For more information contact:
Company: Jeremy McGowan
Address: 6930 Paradise Rd #2104
City: Las Vegas