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Uses and Applications For the DoD

The Numobag® has many uses for the military, both in critical care on the battlefield and throughout the military health care system.

  • Chemical, electrical and heat burns

  • Biological-warfare related lesions

  • Lesions from smallpox, anthrax and other diseases

  • Large numbers of infected people

  • Post surgical infections

  • Amputations

  • Infected stumps

  • Gangrenous lesions


Numobag® may be used to:

  • Contain biological, chemical and nuclear attacks

  • Reduce cross-contamination and infection of medical personnel

  • Treat single or mass casualties

  • Perform quickly on battlefields: 3 minutes to install, 1 minute to remove

  • Create an instant, disposable isolation unit

  • Stop advancement of insidious forms of biological attack: dermal anthrax, smallpox, necrotizing fasciitis, etc.

  • Heal large skin lesions


THOT® heals more often, faster and with less scarring than traditional treatment of skin wounds. It was used to treat 9/11 World Trade Center burn victims with favorable results. The U.S. military is currently using Numobag® in Iraq.


Advantages Over Traditional Treatment

  • Small and portable (weighs 1.7 pounds)

  • Reduced staff workload

  • Multiple patients treated simultaneously

  • Decreased cost of overall treatment

  • No cross-contamination

  • Increases rate of healing

  • Improved patient morale due to faster healing

  • Lower cost per treatment than any other wound treatment method

  • Quick usage in battlefield or emergency for any type of wound

  • Inexpensive and disposable isolation ward

  • Front-line tool for reducing cross-contamination and infection of medical personnel

  • Necessary for mass casualty treatment in critical initial wounds-care emergency or war-related wounds

  • Able to be stored for years without maintenance or constant surveillance



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