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Battelle, Navy Partner to Develop Medical Wrap to Preserve Tissue in Injured Limbs

Posted on Sep 19, 2016

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Battelle has partnered with the Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory and Naval Medical Research Center to design a medical wrap that will work to cover injured limbs and preserve tissue for up to three days. The U.S. Navy said Thursday the Acute Care Cover for the Severely Injured Limb medical wrap will consist of an outer cover that serves to adapt to the shape of the injured limb, mitigate blood loss, protect against dirt and retain body heat. The wrap will also feature an inner layer with a chemical coating that works to release antibiotics and pain medication, keep the wounded tissue moist and prevent bacterial and fungal growth, the Navy added.

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