Founded in 1977, Ferris Mfg. Corp. has been dedicated to developing innovative products that bring desired and effective results to the healing process. Ferris is a privately owned producer and distributor of PolyMem® Wound Care Dressings, Shapes®, Sportswrap®, Surgical and Nursicare Dressings. Ferris has received numerous awards including the KPMG Peat Marwick High Tech Entrepreneur Award, the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry's Medical Design Excellence Awards®, and the Illinois Governor's Export Award.

Ferris is committed to providing innovative and superior quality products and service to customers. Ferris has developed a Quality System to meet and exceed the standards and regulations of the United States, Canada, the European Union, and other countries and organizations of the world.

Applying Science to the Art of Wound Care and Pain Treatment

PolyMem’s formulation was patented in 1988 by Robert W. Sessions, a former director of biomedical research at Chicago’s Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. Ferris Mfg. Corp. and founder, Sessions, have received numerous awards and recognitions for excellence in medical product design and contributions to the medical profession.

Sessions is responsible for numerous inventions, including: one of the first implantable cardiac pacemakers; disposable electrocardiogram electrodes; a disposable bone marrow aspiration needle; a suture-less cannula for open heart surgery; the Hunter-Sessions Vena Cava Occluder (an implant to prevent blood clots in the lungs); and the PolyMem® wound dressings, BabySmooth® Diaper Rash Pads, RhinoPak® Nasal Surgery Dressings, as well as Pain Soothing Back Support. Sessions died in April of 2005 and Ferris Mfg. Corp. is now led by his nephew, Dr. Roger Sessions.

Robert W. Sessions



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