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CareZips® Receives Patent and Registered Trademark

September 7, 2015

ATLANTA – CareZips (Booth #810 at Medtrade) made an impact last year at Medtrade with its innovative pants design that makes it easy for caregivers to change adult briefs. Now the Atlanta-based company has received an official patent and registered trademark to cement its place in the growing world of “caretailing.”

Founder/inventor Molly A. Dye got the idea for CareZips when she saw caregivers struggling to change her mother’s adult briefs. “The caregiver was rolling her on the bed, and I watched my mother grimace, not from pain, but from indignity,” says Dye. “And the caregiver was straining. The idea went from my brain, to my sewing machine, to prototypes.”

With the help of a manufacturing firm called MDF Designs LLC, Dye made her vision a reality. “The pants I invented have three strategic zippers that open frontally,” explains Dye. “A three-minute video on our Web site [] illustrates the process.”

Dye will be showing her product to attendees at Medtrade, scheduled for Oct 26-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. It will be CareZips’ second trip to the nation’s premiere HME trade show. “Medtrade was highly recommended by three different entities in the Atlanta community,” says Dye. “CareZips® has graduated upwards into the booth arena, so things are going well for us.”

The product will join many other retail cash (a.k.a. caretailing) opportunities at Medtrade, and providers who wish to register for Medtrade, should CLICK HERE.    

Drive Medical Acquires HurryCane® Brand, #1-Selling Cane in U.S.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Drive Medical (Booth #911 at Medtrade) has acquired the entire product line of the consumer brand HurryCane®, from the Marketing Architects portfolio of companies. HurryCane® is the #1-selling cane in the United States.

Introduced to the consumer market in 2011, HurryCane® employs a patented design that allows for maximum mobility on all terrains along with continuous balance and stability. HurryCane® products include the Freedom Edition™ and the HurryCane® Go™.

Drive intends to leverage this well-known brand and market the HurryCane® products to its global network of providers, distributors and retailers. Strong consumer demand for HurryCane® products will provide additional revenue opportunities for Drive’s global network of providers, distributors and retailers.

Harvey P. Diamond, CEO of Drive, said: “HurryCane® is a terrific brand with a breakthrough product that already offers security and stability to millions of customers across North America. We believe that along with that brand recognition comes a huge market for HurryCane® products, and with Drive’s extensive manufacturing and distribution capabilities, these products will soon be sold all over the world, as will the many new HurryCane® products soon to be introduced. We welcome HurryCane® to the Drive family.”