Solution to major retailers’ Animal Welfare Policy dilemmas
United States – Patent number 8960128
Tri-Solfen®, pain relief product for dehorning, castration, tail docking and other painful procedures has now been successfully patented in the U.S. This provides commercial protection for the product to be used for topical pain and wound healing in all species of farm animals and humans, and follows-on from successful patents granted in the EU, Australia & New Zealand.
The developers of Tri-Solfen®, Animal Ethics Pty Ltd’s Managing Director, Allan Giffard, states that “the patenting of Tri-Solfen® is timely in these key international farming markets, as animal welfare is now a key focus of governments, consumers, producers, processors and retail chains such as Walmart, Sodexo, Nestle, Saputo, Aramark and many others”. He also states that “increasing numbers of consumers need assurance that their food and fibre is produced humanely and without cruelty”.
Allan Giffard is visiting North America this week to meet with potential commercial partners, and regulators to fast-track the use of Tri-Solfen® in piglets and calves.
Tri-Solfen® is currently registered in Australia for pain and wound management in sheep, with pending registration for its use in beef, pigs, goats, alpacas and companion animals.
Tri-Solfen® is a farmer applied pain relieving spray gel that gives 24 hour topical analgesia to any open wound, and is now used by over 60 % of the Australian merino sheep industry.
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About Medical Ethics
Medical Ethics is a commercial and development stage company focused on pain mitigation in wounds for humans and animals.
Through our proven patent protected platform technology, we have identified a transformational way of mitigating pain and minimising suffering associated with wounds.
Tri-Solfen® is a local anaesthetic and antiseptic gel spray that adheres well to wounds and acts as a barrier to environmental stimuli, promotes haemostasis and improves wound healing. Tri-Solfen® contains two proven topical local anaesthetics; fast-acting Lignocaine for immediate pain relief and long-acting Bupivacaine for prolonged post-operative pain relief. Adrenaline is included for its ability to reduce the shock and stress of blood loss, whilst prolonging the anaesthetic action. Tri-Solfen® also contains Cetrimide; an antiseptic widely used to cleanse skin and wounds and provides protection from bacterial contamination.
Allan Giffard, Managing Director
Charles Olsson, Marketing Director
+61 419 362 286
Brett Pollard, Victoria Foster Mitchell
+44 (0)20 3727 1000