BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Parasol Medical, a leading innovator in the design and manufacturing of healthcare products, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Professional Products, Inc. (“PPI”). Starting October 23, 2018, PPI will have the global rights for the use of Parasol’s MicrobeCare™ antimicrobial technology in orthopedic and veterinary bracing markets. Terms of the distribution agreement were not disclosed.
MicrobeCare™ is a unique, patented, EPA-registered antimicrobial solution clinically validated to help reduce the spread of infection and cross communication of dangerous microorganisms on surfaces. MicrobeCare™ destroys the cell wall of microbes, disrupting the growth process and making them unable to reproduce, effectively destroying the organisms. It can be easily integrated into virtually any polymer, textile or building material during manufacturing or as an end-of-process application, and has also been proven to extend the useful life of products.
“At Parasol, it has always been our passion to improve patient outcomes while controlling overall healthcare costs,” said Mike Kilcran, president of Parasol Medical. “PPI’s unique manufacturing expertise and control systems, combined with our proven MicrobeCare™ solution, will deliver best-in-class, innovative bracing and support products to healthcare providers.”
Based outside Chicago, IL, Parasol Medical is focused on innovation to redefine healthcare products with technology, simplicity and dependability. Parasol is continuously adding to its vast intellectual property portfolio, and has been awarded multiple U.S. patents for the construction, application and use of MicrobeCare™. Currently, Parasol Medical is awaiting a U.S. patent for the use of antimicrobials in orthopedic and veterinary bracing.
About Professional Products, Inc.
PPI is a Florida medical device manufacturer incorporated in 1963. The company was created to develop, manufacture and commercialize innovative orthopedic supports in response to clinician requirements, and holds multiple U.S. patents. PPI’s products, all proudly made in the U.S.A. and marketed under a portfolio of brands including eZYwrap™ and EXotec®, enable people to regain or maintain their natural motion such as through rehabilitation after surgery or injury, or from a degenerative disease, and are also beneficial for injury prevention. Product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, cooling vests and compression garments used for pain management and physical therapy. They are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. Many of PPI’s medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and for at-home physical therapy treatment. For additional information, please visit ezywrap.com.
About Parasol Medical
Parasol Medical is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices and services designed to serve the growing and ever-changing needs of the healthcare industry. Parasol products include innovative and cost effective solutions for Patient Safety (falls prevention), Infection Control (antimicrobial treatment), Life Science (pharmacy compliance) and Advanced Wound Care (NPWT and dressings). Parasol’s products are marketed under a large portfolio of brands including MicrobeCare™, drysmart®, Cultivate®, FireFly®, and Remora®. For additional information about Parasol Medical please visit parasolmed.com.