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Pyng Medical Launches New Tourniquet Device for Emergency Medical Services
MATResponder tourniquet features a no-slip buckle, one-hand application, and ability to apply safe compression in controlled increments
|By Marketwired .
|May 1, 2014 07:29 PM EDT
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- Pyng Medical Corp. (TSX VENTURE: PYT), an award-winning developer of trauma and resuscitation products for emergency, combat and critical care personnel, announces the launch of MATResponder, a new emergency tourniquet designed specifically for first responders.
MATResponder is based on the award-winning design of Pyng Medical's MAT® tourniquet, which was originally developed for the US Department of Defense and is designed for military and combat personnel. Awards for MAT include the IDSA's Gold Award for Best Medical Product Design of 2006, Design of a Decade in 2010 (Silver), and 2007 INDEX Award for best medical product in the world (Finalist).
MATResponder is Pyng Medical's second generation tourniquet product designed for first responders and emergency medical services, and will replace their current E-MAT tourniquet.
The new MATResponder tourniquet offers advanced safety features, including a no-slip buckle, and uses a unique mechanical advantage tourniquet system to provide first responders with safe compression in controlled increments. Additional benefits of MATResponder include:
-- Advanced safety features, including a no-slip buckle
-- Easy one-hand application100% blood flow occlusion in 30 seconds (as
measured by Doppler, BP and Oximeter sensors.
-- Safe compression with the ability to be applied in small, controlled
increments and easily released.
-- Easy to use and learn for all levels of medical and non-medical
-- Multi-purpose application to arms, legs and trapped limbs.
-- Secure mechanical advantage tourniquet system prevents slipping and
-- Compact and lightweight design.
-- Durable and effective even in extreme conditions, such as mud, water and
sand submersion, extreme cold, ice-encrustment and hard surface
In three independent studies by the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps that compared tourniquet products and methodologies, MAT® performance was ranked first for stopping blood flow, the primary clinical outcome a tourniquet is supposed to deliver.
For more information, visit the website page at go.pyng.com/matresponder.
About Pyng Medical Corp.
Pyng Medical Corp. engineers and markets award-winning trauma and resuscitation products for front-line critical care personnel world-wide. Pyng's product portfolio includes innovative sternal intraosseous (sternal IO) pelvic stabilization and tourniquet devices specifically designed and customized for both the military and civilian markets. With growing markets in North America, Europe and Asia, Pyng develops user-preferred medical devices for use by hospital staff, emergency medical services and military forces worldwide.
More information about Pyng is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under the Company's profile and on its website: www.pyng.com.
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