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SOMSA 2014

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014


The 2014 Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly is on.

MATBOCK To Attend SOMA 2014 – Plus: Check Out The LIFT System Flyer

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Matbock Lift

MATBOCK is going to be at booth #119 at SOMA 2014. They will be displaying their LIFT System. To schedule an appointment email them at admin@matbock.com

Additionally, be sure to check out the LIFT System flyer by clicking the image above.


S.O.Tech To Attend SOMA 2014

Sunday, December 7th, 2014


S.O.Tech will be attending SOMA 2014 in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Convention Center, December 8-11. They will be located at booth #132, displaying their Medical Survival Slings, Viper Flat IFAK and other SOF Medical staples. The Survival Sling Medical version will also be on display in the Tribalco booth, and is available to the US military through Tribalco. It was developed in collaboration with Fenton Pharmaceuticals, who is distributing them in Europe. Fenton will also be at SOMA showcasing the sling.

This year, S.O.Tech will also be having Dustoff Medical at their booth debuting their new Splint device. The Suspected Orthopedic Fracture Splint was created by Special Operations Medics for quickly immobilizing orthopedic injuries. It is manufactured from carbon fiber and Cordura nylon and is made in the USA.


Phokus Research Group To Attend SOMSA 2014 – Plus: Check Out Their Catalog

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Click to view .pdf

Phokus Research Group will be attending SOMSA – Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly 2014. They will be at booth 516 displaying many of their new products. SOMSA 2014 is taking place Dec 8-11 at the Tampa Convention Center In Tampa, Florida.

Additionally, Phokus has released their 2015 catalog. Click the image above to view it.



Thursday, February 20th, 2014

During last year’s SOMA, MATBOCK created this video that goes over their LIFT system. For those of you unfamiliar with the Lightweight Integrated Field Transport System, it’s well worth watching the video.


MATBOCK R-Lift Emergency Litter

Sunday, January 5th, 2014


At SOMA 2013, Matbock released the R-Lift. The R-Lift is a fully rigid litter with a weight of only 6.5 lbs. and a load capacity of 400 lbs. It is constructed from a Neoprene coated nylon material which offers high abrasion resistance as well as making the litter easy to clean. The R-lift comes with a built-in inflatable air bladder which is designed to support head and align spine, and integrated head straps to stabilize the head. Load rated patient securing straps are designed for hoist operations. It comes with a replaceable integrated emergency blanket. Easy and fast to assemble with only 1 person, the R-lift is compact in size for easy storage and transport.

The R-Lift will be available for purchase soon on MATBOCK’s website.


By: Richard Graves, Staff Writer


Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


The ZIIVAA belt is a natural, drug-free treatment for pain or discomfort caused by menstruation. The non-invasive treatments take only 15 minutes each with users often requiring only one treatment daily. Treatment using the ZIIVAA belt works faster and longer than opioids, making it ideal for deployed female service members.

The ZIIVAA belt functions by applying pressure on the hips, easing tension on the ligaments, pelvis, and uterus. One-size-fits-all, the ZIIVAA belt requires no energy source or maintenance to operate.



Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


USIA has a bag specifically for the USAF PJ community, designed with their direct inputting.

It wouldn’t be much good if all of the contents got wet so it integrates a YKK waterproof zipper making it divable to 130 ft. It has also been certified for airborne operations by the USAF.


The bag is slightly larger than the Special Operations Forces Aidman’s Bag. USIA integrated the O2 system into the pack and added a little more room than is in their 2400 sq in SOFA Aidman’s Pack.