Protectus Medical Devices, Inc. - PINK: PTMD
Protectus Medical Devices, Inc. (formerly SquareOne Medical, Inc.) has developed and patented innovative safety medical percutaneous devices that, collectively, have the potential to dramatically reduce needlestick injuries for medical professionals worldwide.
Each year, there are nearly one million injuries (grossly under-reported) related to accidental needlesticks in the United States alone. These injuries have led to tens of thousands of cases of hepatitis, HIV, and other bloodborne diseases.
Healthcare workers face the prospect of years of physical and psychological suffering and even death as a result of this common, but preventable problem.
The yearly direct cost of healthcare supplies and services required to treat the victims of accidental needle sticks is estimated to exceed $3 Billion!