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UPI launches first-aid gel bandage

CoolXChange_Girl Skateboard Mum copy[2]Australian healthcare innovation hub United Pacific Industries (UPI) has launched its new product, CoolXChange, in time for the sport season.

The gel bandage is the company’s response to the sports related injuries suffered by more than five million Australians each year and the lack of convenient products available to assist with the crucial first 48 hours of an injury.

UPI CEO Matthew Symington said “CoolXChange was designed to increase user compliance when treating acute injuries, by providing a solution that was convenient and accessible anywhere, anytime.”

CoolXChange combines cooling plus compression in one, for the advanced recovery from pain and inflammation caused by sprains and strains.

“Having to then apply a compression bandage and repeating this process over and over again became irritating and time consuming”, said Symington. “After more than two years of development and numerous prototypes tested, CoolXChange was born in 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited about this new, innovative product.”

Elite netball player and Australian Diamonds shooter, Caitlin Bassett said CoolXChange has quickly become a necessity in her sports bag and it plays a huge part, not just in the aiding of injuries, but in the prevention stages too.

The evaporative cooling together with the elastic compression reduces the amount of blood flow and heat in the injured area and can decrease skin temperature by 10 degrees over two hours. The gel bandage then absorbs the heat energy from the body and the absorbed heat is then removed by evaporation allowing for hours of targeted cooling and compression therapy.

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