Z-Medica® was founded in 2002 by Frank Hursey, an Apollo Space Program Engineer. He discovered a novel hemostatic agent and wanted to get his innovative product into the hands of anybody who could use it to save lives.
Since its founding, Z-Medica® has been dedicated to providing the US military with powerful and reliable hemostatic devices. The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) recommends QuikClot Combat Gauze® as the hemostatic agent of choice for compressible hemorrhage not amenable to tourniquet use or as an adjunct to tourniquet removal. QuikClot® devices are now in their third generation and have become an essential part of controlling bleeding to save lives throughout the healthcare market and with emergency response teams.