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Tricol Biomedical Recognized as Top Wound Care Solutions Provider

Tricol’s Chito+™ Has the Power to Address Hemostasis In and Out of the Hospital

[October 25, 2022: Portland, OR] MedTech Outlook has recognized Tricol Biomedical as a Top Wound Care Solutions provider in its annual Wound Care Solutions issue. The publication, which includes a profile of Tricol, highlights the top ten companies that are advancing the standard of wound care with specialized products that deliver top-quality solutions to patients around the world.

“We are honored to be included on this prestigious list with other groundbreaking companies in the wound care space,” commented Christopher Rowland, Tricol’s President and CEO. “Innovative technologies like Chito+™ – Tricol’s proprietary version of chitosan made from shrimp shells – can be applied to patients in numerous situations when bleeding is an issue – in and out of the hospital – and we are proud to advance patient care globally.”

For more than 20 years, Tricol has been a world leader in advanced acute wound care innovation and is dedicated to expanding technologies, platforms, and applications to improve and save lives around the globe. Through strong scientific background, a highly skilled team, and significant emphasis on research and development, Tricol has established itself as a global hemostasis devices company that continues to innovate and deliver on its mission to achieve zero preventable deaths due to blood loss. The company holds over 60 patents with its technology documented in over 30 clinical publications. Tricol manufacturers its life-saving Chito+™ hemostatic gauze and bandage families but is also focused on future implantable offerings with controlled dissolution, meaning they effectively control bleeding, but then are dissolved sufficiently for the body to pass.

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Preclinical Evaluation of Tricol Biomedical’s Absorbable Biocompatible Chitosan (ABC) Wound Dressing Demonstrates Bioabsorption and Biocompatability in Internal Bleeding

The poster presentation at the Military Health System Research Symposium investigated the use of the ABC compound in an animal study.

[September 29, 2022: Portland, OR] A preclinical study presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) this month demonstrated that the proprietary Absorbable Biocompatible Chitosan (ABC) investigational product from Tricol Biomedical is both absorbable and biocompatible in an internal bleeding rodent model.

The poster presentation, Development of Bioabsorbable Chitosan Hemostatic Wound Dressing by Hua Xie and others, investigated the bioabsorption kinetics and biocompatibility of the ABC dressing when placed intraperitoneally on an injured liver lobe and subcutaneously in 16 animal subjects.

The authors describe the evaluation: “Exsanguinating hemorrhage is the leading cause of death of soldier in wartime and the second leading cause of death in civilian traumatic injuries. Quickly accessing and stabilizing the wound with effective hemostatic techniques is the key for life saving in these events. Historically, HemCon® chitosan hemostatic dressings (composed of chitosan with degree of deacetylation above 78 percent that is not readily bioabsorbable) were developed to address severe hemorrhage for external applications. In this study an absorbable, biocompatible chitosan (ABC) is prepared with a lower and narrow range of degree of deacetylation to provide a chitosan dressing material with good hemostatic properties that bioabsorbs without biodegradation induced fragmentation, and without adverse cytokine mediated inflammatory responses. The open structure, freeze dried porous matrix ABC dressing of the study is designed to facilitate biodegradation by providing enhanced cellular infiltration and proliferation.”

The results of the preclinical study demonstrated:

  • Desirable bioabsorption properties and biocompatibility of the ABC dressing in both subcutaneous and intraperitoneal implantation models.
  • The ABC dressing implant was 85% absorbed in 28 days and close to fully absorbed within 60 to 90 days at both implantation sites.
  • The ABC chitosan dressing demonstrates absorbable biocompatibility without systemic or local adverse responses.
  • The ABC chitosan dressing does not result in surgical adhesion formation greater than Grade 2 – no surgical adhesions were observed.

“The proof of principle within this preclinical study demonstrates a significant potential to address internal bleeding with our mucoadhesive controlled dissolution product line,” commented Christopher Rowland, Tricol’s President and CEO. “Tricol has a long history of innovation and is committed to further progressing technologies that cut across hospital call points, procedures, and specialties to significantly benefit the health of patients around the world.”

For more than 20 years, Tricol has been a world leader in advanced acute wound care innovation and is dedicated to expanding technologies, platforms, and applications to improve and save lives around the globe. Through strong scientific background, a highly skilled team and significant emphasis on research and development, Tricol has established itself as a global medical products company that continues to innovate its initial foundation of advanced hemostatic solutions. The company holds over 60 patents and 32 clinical publications, manufacturing life-saving Chito+™ hemostatic product families like HemCon® and OneStop®.

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Tricol Biomedical Receives NIH Phase IIB Grant to Continue Development of its Hemostatic Device for the Prostate

Tricol Biomedical, a privately held medical device company dedicated to saving lives through innovative, hemostatic, and wound care solutions, has received an $853,585 grant from the National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health’s Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. The Phase IIB grant will support final development of Tricol’s proprietary hemostatic device to address bleeding in prostate-related procedures for treatment of both benign and malignant prostate conditions.

In the U.S. alone, more than 42 million men over the age 50 suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), and roughly 12 million require medical attention and intervention for the condition, often through minimally-invasive surgical procedures.1 In addition, prostate cancer afflicts 250,000 men in the US each year,2 often requiring radical surgical intervention.

Nearly 250,000 surgical procedures for the prostate are performed in the U.S. annually3 to address both benign and malignant conditions, and for patients requiring intervention, post-operative bleeding remains a major complication, resulting in prolonged hospitalization and increased illness and mortality for patients, and increased overall cost of care.

Tricol’s development of an endoluminal hemostatic device, specifically to treat prostatic bleeding, could address a serious unmet need to provide effective bleeding control post-surgery, reduce related morbidity and mortality, and significantly decrease the overall cost of hospitalization.

“Tricol has a long history of developing and commercializing revolutionary hemostatic solutions that save lives,” commented Christopher Rowland, Tricol’s President and CEO.  “The potential for this new application to control bleeding in the surgical realm of prostate procedures could have a significant impact on the health of patients globally.”

For more than 20 years, Tricol has been a world leader in advanced acute wound care innovation and is dedicated to expanding technologies, platforms, and applications to improve and save lives around the globe. Through strong scientific background, a highly skilled team, and significant emphasis on research and development, Tricol has established itself as a global medical products company that continues to innovate its initial foundation of advanced hemostatic solutions. The company holds over 60 patents and 32 clinical publications, manufacturing life-saving hemostatic product families like HemCon® and OneStopTM.


Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R42DK078400. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

1.NeoTract US Market Model estimates for 2020 based on IQVIA™ data.
2.https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/key-statistics.html
3.Urology Care Foundation: 150,000 TURP procedures annually. OncLive:  90,000 radical prostatectomy procedures annually.

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Tricol Biomedical launches sales and marketing agency agreement with NorthStar Sales Alliance

Agreement with NorthStar aims to increase hemostatic portfolio in healthcare alternate sites in US.

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tricol Biomedical, a privately held medical device company dedicated to saving lives through innovative hemostatic and wound care solutions, today announced a unique sales and marketing agency agreement for the Tricol Biomedical family of hemostatic products with NorthStar Sales Alliance. NorthStar is a healthcare company with broad access into both the acute care and alternate site markets in US. The new agreement takes effect immediately and activates reach via a strong GPO platform and an engaged field team.

Tricol Biomedical is a fully integrated medical device company focused on bleeding control and wound care technology. Tricol is an innovative company, with over 60 patents and 32 clinical publications, manufacturing life-saving hemostatic product families like HemConTM and OneStopTM. Tricol products are successfully used to meet a variety of medical needs—from Trauma Management to Procedural Care to Consumer Care—and the Tricol product portfolio now features over-the-counter advanced wound care products as well.

“This sales and marketing agreement with NorthStar is consistent with our mission to provide access to Tricol Biomedical products across the full spectrum of the healthcare market. Extending our hemostatic solutions into all areas of patient, procedural and consumer care is critical to our mission of saving lives through innovation in Hemostasis.” – Chris Rowland, CEO of Tricol Biomedical

“We are excited to add the Tricol portfolio of bleeding control products, these products have been successfully used in the professional healthcare market for over 20 years and are well recognized for the lifesaving aspects of this technology.” – John Linderman, CEO of NorthStar Sales Alliance.

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Distribution Agreement with Medline Industries Represents Significant Revenue Upside for Tricol Biomedical

Agreement with Medline aims to increase hemostatic portfolio reach across North America

Tricol Biomedical, a privately held medical device company dedicated to saving lives through innovative hemostatic and wound care solutions, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement for the Tricol Biomedical family of hemostatic products with Medline Industries, a healthcare company doing business in more than 90 countries worldwide. Innovative hemostatic products, such as Tricol’s ChitoPulse radial band, are being introduced as part of the Tricol-Medline exclusive agreement.

Portland, OR, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tricol Biomedical, a privately held medical device company dedicated to saving lives through innovative hemostatic and wound care solutions, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement for the Tricol Biomedical family of hemostatic products with Medline Industries, a healthcare company doing business in more than 90 countries worldwide. The new distribution agreement takes effect immediately for an initial term of 5 years with annual increases in minimum purchases.

Tricol Biomedical is a fully integrated medical device company focused on bleeding control and wound care technology. Tricol is an innovative company, with over 60 patents and 32 clinical publications, manufacturing life-saving hemostatic product families like HemConTM and OneStopTM. Tricol products are successfully used to meet a variety of medical needs—from Trauma Management to Procedural Care to Consumer Care—and the Tricol product portfolio now features over-the-counter advanced wound care products as well.

“This Distribution Agreement with Medline Industries is consistent with our strategy to drive Tricol Biomedical revenue through large distribution channels that will leverage our expertise in hemostatic technologies” says Chris Rowland, President & CEO of Tricol Biomedical. “Tricol is pleased to add Medline to our growing distribution team, and we are looking forward to broadening our HemConTM and OneStopTM product brands through Medline’s very capable U.S. sales organization. This agreement is an organic extension of the strong relationship we already have with Medline Consumer Products, and we are delighted that they recognize the quality and innovation of our broad family of hemostatic products.”

“We look forward to offering our customers outstanding product solutions from Tricol Biomedical,” said Jared Rosinski, Director of Product Management of Medline. “The addition of the HemConTM and OneStopTM brand of advanced hemostatic products to our portfolio supports our goal of arming our team with cutting-edge products that provide better clinical outcomes and value to our providers and patients.”

To learn more about bleeding control products from Tricol Biomedical, please visit www.tricolbiomedical.com