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Estill ups Thermal Angel production

DALLAS, July 16 (UPI) -- Estill Medical Technologies has increased production of its trauma victim body temperature warming system to support the U.S. military.

Texas-based Estill announced it has tripled the production level for its patented Thermal Angel in a move to support ongoing U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan along with addressing the evolving needs of the emergency response community.

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The widely deployed Thermal Angel is designed to prevent a trauma victim's core body temperature from reaching dangerous levels by keeping the victim warm.

"The first 60 minutes after a trauma incident are often the most important," Jay Lopez, Estill Medical Technologies president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"In fact, a substantial number of casualty deaths occur in the field, before the victim ever reaches a hospital. Having the Thermal Angel on the scene can make the difference between life and death."

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