New interview includes insights from cardiac chief and patient on pilot study of WElkins' cooling systems in the NorthShore OR and ICU
Quantitative Analysis Illustrates Enormity of the Diminutive Phrase
In three short words, the phrase “time is brain” succinctly captures the rapid progression of brain damage during stroke and reinforces the importance of rapid medical intervention. Its simplicity lends itself naturally to ubiquity (reflecting its genesis from Benjamin Franklin’s still-popular aphorism, “time is money”), and the phrase remains a popular theme in messaging about stroke and other hypoxic-ischemic injuries, including traumatic brain injury and cardiac arrest.
Agreement Covers Sale of Medical, Athletic, and Industrial Products in the United States
ROSEVILLE, CA, October 9, 2012 — WElkins, LLC, which recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its EMT and ICU Temperature Management Systems, today announced the signing of a sales and distribution agreement with Spartan Medical, Inc., a leading provider of best-in-class advanced medical solutions. Under the agreement, Spartan Medical will have exclusive rights to sell and distribute WElkins’ microenvironment cooling products to the U.S. Government, including the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
New device enables ultra-early, non-invasive therapeutic hypothermia in the field
ROSEVILLE, CA, August 23, 2012 — WElkins, LLC today announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its EMT/ICU Temperature Management System. The EMT/ICU System provides hospitals and emergency care givers a means of reducing and controlling patient temperature in a safe, non-invasive, and effective way across the continuum of care—from the critical minutes after an injury thru to the ICU and recovery. Therapeutic cooling is among the most potent interventions for hypoxic-ischemic injury, limiting tissue damage by reducing oxygen metabolism and inflammation, while maintaining cell membrane integrity. The System includes a lightweight, portable cooling unit for pre-hospital induction of therapeutic cooling, i.e. immediately after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), which can be crucial to patient survival and recovery.