Dassiet, an environmentally conscious healthcare company, revolutionizes fracture treatment with a new product line UCAST.
FREMONT, CA: Dassiet has released UCAST, a product line aimed at hospitals and health centers that speeds up and improves the safety of fracture therapy for both patients and nursing staff.
The UCAST splint is built of Woodcast, a wood composite material that has been used in hospitals in Finland and throughout the world for more than a decade. Woodcast is also employed in veterinary treatment at institutes such as the Helsinki Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Due to the material’s safety and convenience, it is widely used in the medical industry. UCAST, which was developed by casting professionals, represents a significant advancement in trauma therapy. It is a non-toxic, breathable cast that eliminates the need for measuring, cutting, and cleaning during fracture therapy. Additionally, UCAST assists hospitals in combating climate change, as the splint is fully biodegradable and the cloth is recyclable.
Michael Lindroos, COO of Dassiet, is responsible for product development and collaborated with physicians, researchers, and other casters to develop UCAST.
“I have carried out the duties of a casting specialist since 1999. Patients’ wellbeing and proper treatment have always been my top priorities, which is why I have spent the past years developing UCAST to make the daily lives of my colleagues and the patient easier. UCAST consists of only two materials: thermoplastic Woodcast splint and padded fabric. Our innovative fabric completely replaces the stockinettes, paddings, bandages and tapes needed during casting. Units using UCAST spend less time on the procedure, which in turn can reduce the waiting time for patients. UCAST is an effective, fast and safe cast, which is something that I always wanted when I was working in a hospital”, Lindroos comments.
UCAST is applied in five minutes instead of the thirty minutes required to generate standard lime gypsum castings. Additionally, it is environmentally friendly, breathable, and entirely non-toxic. There is no requirement for safety gear, water, scissors, socks, bandages, or tape.
Along with the launch of UCAST, Dassiet continues to develop products and materials. Recently, the company purchased a major US manufacturer of animal orthoses, OrthoPets. The company’s primary objective is to improve veterinary treatment. Additionally, Dassiet enables numerous industries to replace plastic components with durable and environmentally friendly wood composite and biopolymer alternatives.
A wrist splint and a short thumb splint are the initial products in the UCAST product line. Additional products will be made available for the treatment of the upper and lower limbs.