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Type of Organization
Startup - Newly established businesses, investable
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Organization Mailing Address
505 BROADWAY E
SEATTLE, WA 98102
TourniTek is the first pre-hospital treatment for limb threatening injuries. Using therapeutic cooling, TourniTek preserves injured limbs in the field until patients can be transported to definitive surgical care. By treating these injuries prior to surgical care, TourniTek can prevent amputation and permanent disability. However, our technology goes beyond just saving limbs. TourniTek is a critical preparedness tool that can be used in a variety of acute care situations such as hypothermia, hyperthermia, burns, and metabolic damage.
Category of Innovation
Life Sciences - Life science solutions are those solutions that are delivered as a drug or device that typically require federal approval
Intended End User
Provider - Individuals or organizations responsible for providing care to patients (e.g. doctors, nurses, hospital/clinic administrators, etc.)
Problem (i.e. barrier, issue, complication, etc.) being solved for the end user
Tourniquets are proven to save lives by preventing lethal blood loss. However, by restricting blood flow for the prolonged time required to transport an injured patient from the field to a surgical facility for treatment, tourniquet use often results in disability or amputation. To prevent an amputation, patients have roughly 6 hours from the time of injury in which to seek treatment at a Level 1 trauma center. Time is tissue.
Idea/solution to the problem, if applicable
TourniTek is the first pre-hospital treatment for emergencies leading to amputation and the first to combine the preservative properties of cooling with the circulatory control of a traditional tourniquet. TourniTek is designed to substantially extend the pre-treatment timeline by cooling the core temperature of the limb. This increases the window of time in which to seek treatment, preventing amputation and saving limbs.
List of Funding Sources (if applicable)
Department of Defense, Amazon, University of Washington
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