SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drip Drop Inc., makers of the first oral rehydration solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste, today announced that Chinook Medical Gear will become a Drip Drop distribution partner.
Developed in 2008, Drip Drop has been consistently tested and validated in extreme conditions unique to the armed services, emergency and relief personnel. Since 2010, Drip Drop has worked with international relief organizations to provide assistance to populations in Haiti, Pakistan, Japan, Philippines, South America and the horn of Africa, following natural disasters and famine. Drip Drop has also been used and distributed by U.S. Special Forces and Navy Seals following Hurricane Sandy in the United States.
"Testimonial from relief settings around the world confirms that Drip Drop is a force multiplier: not only does it prevent and treat dehydration of victims and personnel, but it also reduces the volume of water necessary to have in the field," said Dr. Eduardo Dolhun, Drip Drop's founder and Chief Medical Officer. "We are pleased to partner with Chinook Medical Gear and extend the benefits of great tasting Oral Rehydration Therapy to everyone who operates in challenging environments."
Drip Drop improves upon international Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) standards with a precise electrolyte ratio of salts, sugars and other ingredients to hydrate better and faster than anything else on the market. And unlike other oral rehydration solutions, which tend to taste salty, Drip Drop actually tastes good, insuring higher rates of compliance in the field. Chinook Medical Gear will sell Drip Drop in dry powder packets, making it both portable and easy to add to a canteen.
"Chinook is dedicated to providing best-in-class products for extreme conditions and emergency medical situations, and Drip Drop is a natural addition to our portfolio," said Jessica Denison, Chief Operating Officer of Chinook Medical Gear. "Dehydration significantly reduces physical performance, mental acuity and the ability to make decisions in training and on the battlefield, and is therefore a necessary component to everyone who works in extreme conditions."
About Drip Drop
Drip Drop is an innovative rehydration solution that combines best-in-class medical technology with great taste. Developed by Eduardo Dolhun MD, a Mayo trained physician and Stanford Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Drip Drop's formula helps prevent dehydration, maintain electrolyte balance, and replenish fluids lost through illness or activity. Proven worldwide in the most challenging circumstances, Drip Drop(R) has won early adoption by a broad spectrum of users that include the Stanford University Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center, elite athletes, U.S. Special Forces, humanitarian workers, pharmacists, and patients with chronic illness.
About Chinook Medical Gear
Chinook is a leading provider of custom medical solutions for the harshest environments on earth, specializing in Military, Government and Corporate Needs. Using the latest technologies and innovation in medical containers, supplies, modules and kits, Chinook builds medical kits and modules geared for extreme conditions and critical missions. In addition to standard medical kits and modules, Chinook provides the 100% Solution with custom kits and modules to meet your unique specifications. Established in 1992, Chinook is a veteran-owned, independent business committed to becoming the leading single source provider of products suited to any emergency medical situation by providing exceptional customer service - every time.
SOURCE Drip Drop Inc.