Z-Medica, a developer of hemostatic agents, has developed QuikClot Combat Gauze LE, a new version of its QuikClot Combat Gauze dressing specially designed and packaged for use by law enforcement and first responders.

QuikClot Combat Gauze LE is a soft, white, sterile, nonwoven 3" by 12 feet z-folded gauze impregnated with kaolin, an inert mineral with no known contraindications and can be wrapped in an easy rip, sterile pouch.

Z-Medica utilizes a z-fold design allowing for a quicker release from the package and more sanitary application process in a trauma situation.

QuikClot Gauze is flexible and pliable and contours to all wounds, and can achieve hemostasis in traumatic bleeding situations in as little as three minutes, Z-Medica said.

Z-Medica CEO Brian Herrman said throughout 2010 Z-Medica continued an aggressive push beyond the battlefield, to bring innovative hemostatic devices to the civilian healthcare and first response markets where they are being used to save lives every day.

"As we continue to gain traction within new markets we are aware of the need to design products that meet the needs of the responder or healthcare provider’s specific use, QuikClot Combat Gauze LEis another example of our growing roster of specially designed, intuitive products," Herrman said.