MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. —Kerr Drug recently folded the bleeding control solution BloodSTOP hemostatic gauze, manufactured by LifeScience PLUS, into its first aid set.
Resembling a traditional bandage, BloodSTOP acts in less than a minute, reducing clotting times by as much as 75%. When applied to a wound, BloodSTOP quickly absorbs blood and other body fluids, transforms into a gel to seal the wound with a protective transparent layer, actively aids in blood coagulation and creates an environment for wound healing.
“When I first saw BloodSTOP and the way it works, I was immediately interested,” stated Scott Porter, category manager of health care for Kerr Drug. “After sampling the product, I was sold. BloodSTOP offers an exciting solution to a sleepy category. Kerr Drug is always looking for niche items that provide real and innovative solutions for our customers. I believe we hit a home run here.”
In addition to Kerr Drug, BloodSTOP also has distribution through Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy and Fred Meyer.
BloodSTOP initially was used by medical professionals in surgery rooms to more effectively manage blood loss and speed up healing, the company stated. “BloodSTOP offers superior performance compared to similar products, and is much more cost effective,” stated Vicky Feng, CEO of LifeScience PLUS. “Not only is bleeding stopped within one minute, but the wound heals faster.”