Wipe Away Your Problems

WHAT IS THE IoWIPE?

A 7” x 7” black sponge cloth with a soft moist feel.  

It is the next generation of skin and hand wipes.

It is a convenient, ecological, cost-effective wipe. It comes in a 7” x 7” hand wipe.

Why Is It Better?

IoWipe is a new way  to control delivery of iodine. The water-moistened wipe slowly releases micro-doses of iodine, only in the presence of micro-organisms. It will not release the iodine if no organic matter is present, thus increasing its longevity, and decreasing the cost to the consumer.

Because it is a multi-use wipe, you can carry it anywhere and use it when it isn’t convenient or possible to wash your hands. You can not only wipe your hands, you can wipe your face (instead of touching it with your hands). 

It is convenient in wiping your hands after touching surfaces and utensils (like forks and knives in restaurants, keyboards and mice, your visa card after using, etc.)

Iodine is antiseptic so the wipe is self-sanitizing and always ready for its next use.

·         Self-sterilizing.  In or out of its pouch, its iodine content continues to maintain a safe and ready wipe.

·         Low Maintenance. Simply rinse with cool water to remove any debris  and squeeze out  to return to its original damp softness.

·         Economical.  It’s reusable, and therefore more economical on a cost per use basis than single use throw away wipes. It is space-saving, eliminating the need to purchase or store wiper canisters, pump bottles, wall dispensers, and wiper packets, etc.

·         Ecological.  The user will know when its effectiveness is dissipated as soon as its black begins to fade. Return for 20% discount on your next purchase. (The longevity of the wipes’ effectiveness depends on frequency of use, number of users, and the amount and kind of use.) This product also dramatically eliminates the waste produced by the disposal of used wipes, wiper canisters, wrappers, dispensers, spray bottles, towelettes, etc.  It may be shared in an office by multiple users.

·         Convenience. Carried or stored in a resealable moisture retaining plastic pouch which can be kept in handbag or pocket for handy accessibility.

·         Cosmetic Skin Treatment. Soft with a pleasing texture thus allowing for possible use in wiping the face or eyelids.

SIMPLE USE INSTRUCTIONS:

Hand Sanitizing:

  • Use only on visibly clean hands (IoWipe is not meant to remove obvious debris). 
  • Contact with the hands should last at least 10 seconds in a washing motion on back, front and between fingers. 
  • Store in provided resealable plastic bag.

Re-Ordering: Replace at first sign of fading from jet black. If yours fades after 30 days, click on the “Contact Us” menu option on the website and select the 20% Discount option in the Contact Us form. We’ll send you a link to our discount store. 

Guaranteed: IoWipes are guaranteed to last at least 30 days. If yours fades before that, click on the “Our Guarantee” menu option on the website and select the 50% Discount option on the Contact Us form. We’ll send you a link to our discount store. 

Remember: The longevity of the wipes’ effectiveness depends on frequency of use, number of users, and the kinds of use. The wipe only dissipates iodine in the presence of organic matter. If you pick up debris (like crumbs or dirt) it will continually discharge and use up the iodine prematurely. It is not meant to clean visibly dirty surfaces.

A note about iodine allergies: Iodine sensitivity and related allergic reactions are uncommon, as iodine is already utilized by the body and is necessary for health.  However, in rare instances, exposure to iodine may cause redness when applied to the skin.  If so, discontinue use, and if desired, apply corticosteroid cream to help relieve the symptoms of the iodine sensitivity.  If you find you cannot use the wipe as a result of sensitivity, please pass it on to another in need, or return for a full refund.  (In the 4 years since we’ve been personally using this product and sharing with friends and family, no one has reported any adverse reaction). Pregnant women and people with thyroid conditions may want to refrain as iodine is contra-indicated in some cases: check with your doctor if you have questions.

Solomon Rosenblatt was born July 17, 1929 and grew up in East New York, a part of Brooklyn, New York.  He was one of two children, with a younger sister, Bernice. His father, Abraham, was an artist but worked long hours in the garment industry.  His mother, Estelle was a housewife.  Both parents had emigrated from a village near Kiev, in the Ukraine. The family was of Russian Jewish heritage. Sol attended public schools and was always interested in science. He had a small chemistry lab in his basement and liked especially to produce chemical effects involving colors.

 

 

The Depression was very hard on the family, but Sol’s father always insisted that he remain in school and go to college. Sol followed a cousin’s example and attended City College of New York, which was well-respected and tuition-free. The curriculum he followed was technical. His first job, with the City of New York, involved assessing paint quality, e.g. for park benches, before moving on to evaluating cement for the new water tunnels being built to service Manhattan. 

About the Inventor

Sol is very proud of his Merocel and IoPlex developments, but the invention of which he is proudest is the anti-microbial IoWipe, a consumer application of the wound care bandage in the form of a wipe.  Sol says “It has such broad application, is so convenient, eco-friendly and cost-effective to use.  It can help the most people keep their personal environment sanitized.”  He says he remains an optimist, though admits he has used more energy “fighting to distribute his inventions than to produce them.”

Solomon Rosentblatt
Inventor, Chemist, Entrepreneur
Sol 83, and Vicky 80, at their Chestnut Hill Home

The curriculum he followed was technical. His first job, with the City of New York, involved assessing paint quality, e.g. for park benches, before moving on to evaluating cement for the new water tunnels being built to service Manhattan.

He met his wife Vicky, married in 1954 and had 3 children, David, Joel and Elise.  In the late 1950s, Germans influenced and ran companies that were in the chemical industry, and anti-Semitism was still rampant, but Sol found work as a paint chemist at Heyden Newport Corporation, where management was partially Jewish. While there he invented a water-based enamel. 

With their first child, the Rosenblatts moved to pursue a new opportunity in  Sacramento, California at Aerojet General where Sol was asked to build a chemistry lab to begin work on Polaris missile polymer propellants in preparation for the Polaris nuclear submarine.  As part of this mission, he developed an epoxy propellant, and a safe way to use more powerful hydrazine perchlorate oxidizers.

Moving back to New Jersey in the mid 1960s, his next job was with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company, which was building a space capsule for the Apollo program. Fuel cells were necessary for power so he invented insulating separators to prevent overheating and membranes to make the fuel cell waste water potable. He then developed a self-sealing device to close potential meteorite holes in fuel cell radiators.  

In the 1960s, reading about J&J’s legal difficulties due to lint from gauze left behind in surgery, Sol invented a lint-free sponge. He called it Merocel, based on Dr. Christopher Wilson’s polyvinyl alcohol sponge chemistry, and founded Merocel Corporation. 

 

The company grew to one hundred  employees in Mystic, Connecticut, and Sol’s wife Vicky, who spoke multiple languages, became the manager of international sales, demonstrating the many Merocel sponge products, e.g. for opthamology, neurology and ENT.  She was able to easily convey the benefits of the products to Italian and French medical professionals, because she could speak their languages. 

 

With world-wide sales, the company was purchased by MedTronic in the 1990s. The facility that manufactures this product today makes a variety of different kinds of surgical sponge products.  These products make procedures safer due to the product’s significant improvements over gauze and by providing a cleaner operational site. Thirty years later, what was created as Merocel, is still used for many medical applications especially for cataract and other microsurgery. 

After retiring from daily business life in “approximately 1990,” Sol remained interested in the properties of iodine after working on the Apollo Mission during which he was concerned with infection control among the astronauts and their bringing strange bacteria to the moon.  Returning later to explore this concern resulted in his developing a patch to guard against infection caused by possible terrorist activities like smallpox, anthrax, and other plagues.  This patch was tested and definitively killed the Herpes virus, a virus more resistant than small pox.  Specifically, the patch would prevent the live virus at the site of vaccination from being inadvertently spread to those coming in contact with those vaccinated, with children, the elderly and the immune-compromised being most vulnerable.  It was recommended by a prominent microbiologist who tested the material that Sol immediately contact the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security, to inform them of this invention for use on a national basis to improve the safety of vaccinations.  Despite multiple attempts, no one in these agencies responded to his communications.

 

 

Sol’s growing awareness of the increasing drug resistance among microbes due to antibiotic overuse in animals and humans, led Sol to develop a biocompatible antimicrobial bandage for chronic wounds that would not heal due to resistant microbes.  This bandage, now called IoPlex, is distributed by MedLine. It is currently used to heal thousands of patients who previously had no other option (since the current dressings on the market were not working), but to nurse their chronic wounds for years and remain compromised and vulnerable. 

Always wanting to make something useful from theory and experience, his mind never stops inventing. 

In 2020, Sol will be 91 years old.  He and Vicky met 66 years ago on New Year’s Eve, 1954.

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