It’s not too often we hear from small, family-operated medical device companies. But Wallace J Beaudry’s WJB Industries is exactly that, with a line of wound care and wound closure products operating out of Wisconsin. About the developer of the DP Wound Care line, Mr. Beaudry writes:
“He wanted a wound dressing that could be affixed to the outside of the wound area to the healthy tissue quickly and would perform functions like applying downward pressure, pull inward to create approximation of wound edges, flex and stretch with body movement while holding wound edges together, without restricted blood flow to the wound site.”
We received some samples of the DP dressings at our Manhattan office, and had so much fun with the flexible, sticky bandages that we wished we had wounds to cover. Alas.
Our favorite is probably the Window Dressing, which provides a view to the healing process (and ought to be really popular among adolescent boys).
We’d like to know what DP stands for — given the name of the company, we assume it’s the initials of the inventor.
In keeping with their mom & pop image, WJB has no website — but if you’re interested in trying his patented, FDA-listed bandages, you can write to 554 Sohn Drive, Elkhart Lake WI 53020. Or call them at 920-876-3365.