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 WALLINGFORD — Biomedical developer Z-Medica is expanding its array of hemostatic wound dressing products by acquiring a Dutch brand.

The company acquires Novacol, a collagen fiber dressing that is reabsorbed by the body and used primarily in surgeries, a brand developed by Netherlands-based Taureon. The product is already sold in Europe and South Korea.

Z-Medica products have also become essential to New York’s finest; the company’s Belt Trauma Kit, which includes Quick-Clot Combat Gauze, is now standard issue for all New York state police officers in the largest statewide standardization of advanced first aid kits. The kit contains gauze, tourniquets, gloves and a CPR shield.