11/12/2014 - NativeVet and AOTI Team to Address Wound Care in Indian Country
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NativeVet Matériel and Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. Team to Address Wound Care in Indian Country
Native-owned supplier and leader in topical oxygen wound treatments join together to focus on the chronic wound epidemic
Albuquerque, NM – November 12, 2014 – Albuquerque, NM – November 12, 2014 – NativeVet Matériel, LLC (NativeVet) and Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. (AOTI) today announced they have signed a teaming agreement formalizing a joint effort to address wound care in Indian County. NativeVet is a Native-owned small business that provides medical and non-medical products and supplies to Indian Country. AOTI provides advanced wound care products centered on its patented Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) Therapy that can help completely heal all wound types, including diabetic ulcers.
With 16.1 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native adults diagnosed with diabetes, the American Indian and Alaska Native population has the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national diabetes fact sheet.
“We look forward to providing leading-edge oxygen therapy to Indian Country through this emerging relationship with NativeVet,” said AOTI CEO and President, Dr. Mike Griffiths. “Our hope is that this partnership will strengthen the availability of our unique topical oxygen therapy as a diabetic wound care option across Native America.”
“Ultimately, we aim to bring innovative options in diabetic wound care to Indian Country,” said NativeVet President, Tim Chavez (Pueblo of Acoma). “The end goal with this agreement is to improve wound care in Indian Country and offer more flexibility and mobility to Native Americans in the treatment of chronic wounds associated with diabetes.”
The American Indian and Alaska Native health care network includes over 620 Indian Health Service and Tribally-operated 638 hospitals, clinics and health stations on or near reservations and in urban areas. With federal and tribal government programs like the Buy Indian Act and Indian Preference, the teaming agreement provides access to a global, low-cost technology for diabetic wound care through a Native American-owned supplier.
“AOTI has a product line that allows for topical wound oxygen therapy that can be administered at home,” Chavez explained. “For rural Native Americans who have to travel long distances to receive treatment for diabetic wounds, this is life-changing.”
NativeVet and AOTI are exhibiting this week at the Native American Health Care Conference at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California.
About NativeVet Matériel LLC: NativeVet Matériel LLC is a Native American-owned provider of products and supplies supporting facility maintenance, repair and operations and medical needs. To learn more about NativeVet Materiel, visit www.nativevet.com.
About Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc.: AOTI is founded on a decade of experience in providing innovative solutions to resolve severe and chronic wounds worldwide. Our products reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of life for patients with these debilitating illnesses. Our patented non-invasive Topical Wound Oxygen (TWO2) therapy is unsurpassed in fully closings Diabetic, Venous and Pressure ulcers alike. For more information, see www.aotinc.net.
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