Red One Medical and Quick Tube Medical this week announced a partnership to provide chest tube devices to U.S. military members.
Quick Tube Medical’s chest tube system has a rapid deployment system for an average insertion to completion time of 30 to 45 seconds compared to eight minutes for some traditional chest tubes.
“This cutting-edge device has the potential to revolutionize the use of chest tubes in challenging and time-sensitive environments,” Red One Medical CEO Charles Pollak said in a news release. “Red One is excited to get this syringe-like innovation into the hands of first responders and military service members in the field. It can save lives.”
Chest tubes are flexible plastic tubes that are inserted through the chest wall and into pleural spaces to remove air, pus or fluid. They are also known as a chest drain, thoracic catheter, tube thoracotomy or intercostal drain.
“We’re excited to partner with a small business and disabled veteran company that aligns with the same values that Quick Tube Medical was created from,” Quick Tube Medical cofounder Ryan Luttrell said. “Red One Medical helps us bring life-saving technology to meet the needs of active military and retired veterans, which is why we invented the first-ever rapid deployed chest tube kit in the market.”
The Quick Tube chest tube system features advanced engineering to stabilize the center space between the skin and internal tube, a hypoallergenic body stabilization shield, disposable insertion rod for one-time use, grip stabilizers and an inflatable balloon lock.