A Medical Device Daily

Winner Medical Group (Shenzhen, China), a manufacturer and exporter in the Chinese medical dressing industry (medical and wound care products), reported that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that its method for producing PurCotton products has been granted a patent.

Jianquan Li, CEO of Winner Medical, said, "We are [pleased] to receive notice that our unique and innovative PurCotton production method has been issued a U.S. patent. We believe the patent will build our customers' confidence in our products and bolster the sales and marketing efforts in the U.S."

The following are specifically covered by the patent: method for producing spunlace non-woven cloth, method for producing spunlace non-woven cloth with X-ray detectable element, spunlace non-woven cloth with X-ray detectable element produced thereby.

As of this month, Winner Medical has been granted patents for its PurCotton product production method in the U.S., China, Singapore and Russia. The patent application is also pending in other regions such as Europe, Japan, and the Middle East.

Jianquan Li is the inventor of the patented PurCotton production method, and he has entered into a licensing agreement with Winner Medical, pursuant to which Li granted Winner Medical the rights for the use of his patent on a royalty-free basis.

PurCotton products combine the superior characteristics of both natural cotton and materials made using non-woven technology. It has many advantages over both woven cotton and synthetic non-woven fabric, as it is high quality, natural, safe, strong, durable, healthy and environmentally friendly.

Winner Medical's manufacturing process enables it to produce PurCotton at a lower cost than woven cotton products, and it said it can therefore offer customers a lower price without sacrificing its margin. The company said it expects the new PurCotton products to be a growing contributor to its product revenue.

Winner Medical sells PurCotton products primarily in raw material, jumble roll form. It supplies PurCotton raw materials to manufacturers and providers of consumer hygiene products. Between April 1 and June 30, Winner sold roughly 60 tons of PurCotton to manufacturers and distributors in Japan, China, the U.S., Korea, and Europe to be made into products such as cosmetic products, disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products.