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Tampa Bay medical device startup signs deal with Kroger

July 3, 2013
KeriCure Inc.’s products expand throughout the southeast

By Christopher Prinzel
USF CONNECT

TAMPA, Fla.–KeriCure Inc., a startup medical device company specializing in wound care treatment products received its first purchase order from a major commercial retailer on June 18th. Kroger’s Atlanta Division ordered a large floor display unit of KeriCure Skin Protectant products for its over 200 stores located throughout the southeast, including Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

"This marks a major milestone for KeriCure as we continue to grow and launch our wound care product lines," stated Kerriann Greenhalgh, founder and CEO of KeriCure. "We are confident in the product's ability to provide superior protection against germs and give users the comfort and convenience they need to stay safe during these active summer months."

Founded in 2011, this woman-owned small business utilizes technology developed in the chemistry department of the University of South Florida (USF). KeriCure’s HyrdoShieldTM is a proprietary water-based polymer technology that provides a sting free, preservative free, waterproof liquid bandage that blocks bacteria and fungi from invading minor cuts, scrapes and burns.

KeriCure's Natural Seal product line can be found locally in Tampa at Rollin Oats and Abby’s natural food stores. The company will also be debuting Natural Seal in the fifteen Chamberlains Natural Foods located in the greater Orlando area and throughout the Midwest this summer.

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