Story from the Raleigh newspaper:
DURHAM -- To demonstrate his new liquid bandage, Jerry Chesson twists the lid off a brown bottle and pours a few drops into a cup of water, then dips a Q-tip into the mix and draws out a long trail of goo.
“It’s stronger than skin,” Chesson tells me. “It’s a moisture barrier, but not a vapor barrier. It’ll breathe. You can put it on airplane wings to eliminate de-icing. You get stung by a bee, put it on and the pain goes away immediately.”
This bottled innovation, the product of Chesson’s small R&D company at the corner of Ellis Road and Pettigrew Street, aims to become the nation’s go-to remedy for patching up wounded skin – a global market approaching $17 billion.
Chesson got clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market Nuvaderm for minor cuts and scuffs, and he’s waiting on the FDA’s go-ahead to tackle toenail fungus.
Hot damn! Toenail fungus!