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.
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."