Z-Medica Corp. signed an exclusive distribution deal with Japanese electronic patient monitoring device maker Nihon-Kohden.
The contract is the Wallingford, Conn.-based medical device maker’s first international distribution agreement and grants Nihon-Kohden the exclusive right to distribute Z-Medica’s QuikClot line of hemostatic agents throughout Japan.
Nihon-Kohden joined Z-Medica‘s efforts to get its products approved in the country, according to a press release. The QuikClot products to be distributed by the Tokyo-based company include Combat Gauze, Emergency Dressing, Interventional Hemostatic Bandage and Trauma Pad.
Combat Gauze is the only product used by all U.S. military forces for first line treatment of bleeding hemorrhage.