MellingMedical Brings GloShield Safety Device to Federal Health Care

Jackson Medical’s solution to operating room fires is improving care

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MellingMedical, a leading supplier of medical supplies, equipment, devices and pharmaceuticals to federal health facilities across the country under the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) “Veterans First” procurement program, is pleased to partner with Jackson Medical to bring its GloShield safety device to health care facilities on its FSS service (V797D-50471) and DAPA agreement (SP0200-15-H-0019).

“Operating room fires are a dangerous, occasional side effect of fiber optic illumination during laser surgeries that can be easily avoided with Jackson Medical’s award-winning GloShield device,” said Chris Melling, Founder and President of the CVE-Verified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. “Even one fire is too many, so we’re proud to make America’s military and veteran patients safer with this innovative technology.”

The GloShield is the brainchild of a team formed at the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Created to reduce the risk of fires and burns attributed to fiber-optic light cables (typically caused when they accidentally contact surgical drapes), the silicone-clad ceramic heat shield mitigates risk and enhances patient safety.

“No other company can provide an organization like ours the chance to serve America’s military and veterans the way MellingMedical can,” said James Rains, Jackson Medical’s president, CEO and designer of the GloShield. “Knowing our product is making operating rooms safer across the range of federal health facilities is a real honor.”

About Jackson Medical

Based in Atlanta, Jackson Medical is committed to improving inefficiencies and solving healthcare problems in order to benefit patients, hospitals and providers while creating greater consistency in the standard of care. Jackson Medical is an American owned and operated company with products MADE IN USA. To learn more, visit

About MellingMedical

MellingMedical, a CVE-Verified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), holds a Medical Equipment and Surgical Supply Schedule (Med/Surg), as well as a Pharmaceutical Schedule, and currently serves more than 165 VA Medical Centers and 300 VA Outpatient clinics, all seven (7) VA CMOPs, 95 DoD Medical Facilities and Health and Human Services (HHS), including Indian Health Services (IHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). MellingMedical provides access to innovative and cost-effective healthcare solutions in ophthalmology, optometry, urology and wound care as well as a full range of pharmaceutical products through partnership with more than 50 recognized quality manufacturing partners. To learn more, visit