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New York Makes Largest Distribution of Trauma Kits to Law Enforcement


Wallingford, CT - Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic agents, announces today that their Belt Trauma Kit (BTK+), which includes QuikClot Combat Gauze®, will be standard issue to every law enforcement officer in the State of New York. Distributed by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), this initiative represents the largest standardization of advanced first aid kits ever deployed by a state.

The Belt Trauma Kit is designed to fit on an officer’s duty belt and contains Z-Medica’s QuikClot Combat Gauze®, tourniquet, gloves and a CPR shield.

“Our products are battlefield tested, and have been deployed with active military personnel in war zones for years,” stated Z-Medica’s President and CEO Stephen J. Fanning. “Here at home, they have become a standard product in hospitals, law enforcement and emergency services across the country, and we are proud to work with the DHSES to deploy this product to officers throughout the state of New York.”

Training using the BTK+ is being provided by DHSES with support from Z-Medica.

B-roll footage is available at:  www.z-medica.com/healthcare/Media-Download.aspx

About Z-Medica®, LLC
Z-Medica, LLC is a medical device company founded in 2002 developing fast acting, easy to use, hemostasis products that stop bleeding wherever it occurs, making it possible to save lives and improve patient outcomes.  Based on tests conducted by the Naval Medical Research Center and the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research, the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) recommended QuikClot Combat Gauze® as the hemostatic agent for the Department of Defense and for use by all U.S. military forces as the first line hemostatic agent for traumatic bleeding.  QuikClot products are developed and manufactured in the United States.  Z-Medica, LLC is a privately-held company based in Wallingford, CT.  For more information, visit www.z-medica.com


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