BC3 Technologies Secures FDA Clearance and Launches Sprayable Bandage Product

BC3 Technologies, Inc. received FDA clearance for their SEAL Hemostatic Wound Spray in February, and has since announced their plans to launch their product.

The privately held medical device company operates with the mission to change the way health care professionals and first responders manage life-threatening arterial bleeding. Each year, 40 percent of critically wounded people with arterial bleeding die in transit to the hospital. Pressure and bandages can only do so much to help when managing a bleeding wound. 

The sprayable bandage is designed with an aerosol can using chitosan to speed up blood clotting and seal up a wound. The spray forms a strong barrier over the wound, offering a painless method of halting the bleeding. The product was formulated for emergency situations, surgical environments, and for the battlefield where response time to hemorrhaging is the critical difference between life and death.

The company has performed studies, finding their formulation performed better than other chitosan-based products designed to reduce hemorrhage. Use of SEAL resulted in 50 percent less blood loss than other chitosan-based dressings or granules. Its proprietary aerosol delivery system – unique in the class – helps to stop the bleeding rapidly and effectively, and it reduces the risk of wound infections by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria. This novel spray design also allows the product to be applied directly to complex 3D wound architectures and forced into openings like gunshot wounds. This makes it more effective in reaching all aspects of the wound.

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