EDMONTON, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Exciton Technologies Inc. today announced the Company has signed a distribution agreement with Marathon Medical, adding them to the existing Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract,
administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs on behalf of the
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), effective July 1st.
"We are excited about partnering with Marathon Medical to reach this
important milestone in our commercialization efforts" says Rod Precht,
President and Founder, Exciton Technologies Inc. "Since receiving
approval to market the exsalt™ SD7 Wound Dressing in the US and Canada,
it has been our goal to secure a place on formularies of hospitals. A
listing on the FSS offers access to this effective wound care product
at the lowest available price."
"Adding Exciton to our supply schedule just made sense," says John St.
Leger, President, Marathon Medical. "What is unique about Exciton's
product is the superior attributes over other leading silver
technologies. At Marathon Medical, we combine excellent products with
competitive pricing to bring the greatest value to the veteran
The arrangement allows Exciton to expand the availability of its exsalt™ SD7 Wound Dressing throughout the entire federal healthcare system, the largest healthcare
provider in the United States with over 1,300 Veterans health
facilities, Department of Defense, Military Hospitals, and other
A recent resurgence in the use of silver dressings has been largely due
to an increase in the number of antimicrobial-resistant organisms. With
a long history of safety, silver continues to be the most promising
antimicrobial treatment in the market. Initial evaluations of the
exsalt™ SD7 Wound Dressing within the US over the last year are
validating the performance of this next generation product within a
rapidly growing market.
About exsalt™ SD7 Wound Dressing
The exsalt™ SD7 Wound Dressing is indicated for use on partial and full
thickness wounds, including decubitus ulcers, venous stasis ulcers,
diabetic ulcers, first and second degree burns, grafts and donor sites,
and other acute or chronic wounds. The exsalt™ SD7 Wound Dressing
maintains its broad spectrum antimicrobial activity for up to seven
SOURCE Exciton Technologies Inc.
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