Next Science, an innovative medical technology company and leader in treating biofilm-based infections in humans has donated $300,000 worth of BlastX antimicrobial wound gel to The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation in Ponte Vedra.
The donation will support the foundation’s mission of reducing lower extremity amputations and improving wound-healing outcomes through evidence-based methodology and community outreach.
“We are determined to reduce lower-leg amputations, leveraging all relationships and resources to make this happen,” said foundation Executive Director Dr. Desmond Bell. “It takes a team approach to fulfill our mission, and we are thankful to Next Science for this donation and for the health care practitioners providing superior wound treatment care to our communities’ most vulnerable populations.”
This gift is part of a $600,000 donation program with 3M Company, the exclusive distributor of BlastX.
“Next Science is dedicated to helping patients and saving lives with our ground-breaking technology to treat chronic wounds,” said Dustin Haines, chief commercial officer for Next Science. “We are proud to partner with The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation and help them provide patients with the superior care they need to enjoy a better quality of life.”
The donation is the second that Next Science and 3M have made to organizations that treat patients suffering from chronic wounds.
On Nov. 10, the company donated $300,000 worth of BlastX to Hampton Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation, one of New Jersey’s premier centers for skilled nursing and rehabilitative care.
Next Science also set up donation programs to help patients who were unable to receive treatment at wound care clinics that were closed because of COVID-19.
The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation was founded in 2015 to address issues pertaining to the ever-increasing diabetic population at local and international levels, including non-healing wounds, peripheral arterial disease and lower extremity amputation.
Source: Ponte Vedra Recorder