Life sciences company has developed a new technology to treat and prevent diaper rash and bedsores
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2014) –RashEndZ, Inc. (www.rashendz.com) has joined the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, part of USF CONNECT at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Founded in 2012 in St. Petersburg, Fla., RashEndZ, Inc. produces a patented therapeutic diaper liner technology for the treatment of diaper rash and bedsores in bedridden patients. Irritant diaper dermatitis, incontinence associated dermatitis and decubitus ulcers—all treated by RashEndZ’s technology— can affect patients from newborns to seniors.
“Our RashEndZ technology and new Dynamic Oxygen Skin Therapy is a game changer for millions of patients and their families,” said Nigel Parker, president of RashEndZ, Inc.
RashEndZ’s technology uniquely provides oxygen to diapered or bandaged patients, accelerating healing and significantly improving ulcer and dermatitis prevention. Current care protocols, which focus principally on topical chemical therapies, have had limited treatment success and provide no prevention.
The company serves hospitals, special care nurseries and long-term care facilities where its technology can immediately aid in the prevention and care of numerous skin diagnoses.
“RashEndZ provides a quick rate of healing with no discomfort or safety risks to patients,” said Parker. “In addition to the relief to patients, using the device reduces bed-stays, resulting in significant financial cost savings to the health care system.”
USF CONNECT focuses on the needs of Tampa Bay’s technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle, providing the facilities, partners and resources for successful business development. USF CONNECT offers access to technologies, workforce programs, technology commercialization, critical research equipment, and incubator facilities, adding value and delivering targeted, high level expertise to its member businesses. The Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) is one vehicle through which USF CONNECT grows successful companies. TBTI supports technology research as a catalyst for economic development and advocates the creation and development of facilities for high-technology companies and related support functions.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference and a Charter Member Institution of the National Academy of Inventors.