Med 5, LLC has developed a series of specialty ostomy pouch covers to be marketed to customers that live with a digestive and/or urinary system ailment that has progressed to require a stoma. Our product can be marketed together as part of an ostomy pouch system or separately as a third-party patient purchase. The products significantly improve the quality-of-care ostomy patients receive by eliminating odors, stopping leaks, wicking moisture, and protecting skin from irritation associated with pouch systems. Tens of thousands of units have been sold to patients across the country, and the effectiveness of the product’s odor elimination technology has been the focus of a peer-reviewed medical study.
StomaCloak and NODOR
Our most popular products are the original StomaCloak and the newly released NODOR, which is a premium version of the StomaCloak that offers enhanced security to patients. These products use patented technology that absorbs and traps the differing sizes of odor molecules produced by the body. Our technology extends the range of odor absorption beyond that of any competitor, as odor molecules that contact our proprietary fabric are trapped within the pores until the product is reactivated. Reactivation is achieved simply by washing and drying the soiled product in traditional residential laundry appliances. Once the dryer’s heat breaks the bond with the odor compounds, the cover is odor-free, and ready to use again.
Our products also help improve patient hygiene – both ensuring the skin around the ostomy stays healthy, and any leaks onto skin or clothing are minimized. Our soft fabric is comfortable against the skin, while its molecular agents work to wick away moisture. Moisture around or on the plastic ostomy pouch can create several problems, including skin irritation and loosening of the adhesive materials holding the bag to the patient’s abdomen. Our covers fit completely around the appliance bag with an envelope enclosure – keeping skin safe while protecting against leaks. If the appliance experiences a clip or spigot failure, our product gives the patient time to get to the restroom and address the leak before it reaches their clothing.
Customer Feedback Testimonials
To date, we have sold almost exclusively via Amazon. 75% of all ratings received have been 4 or 5 stars. Each size bag carries its own rating on Amazon. Our 1.75 Regular StomaCloak has 637 ratings with a 4.1 average rating. Based on feedback received, most neutral or negative experiences are related to a customer choosing an incorrect cover size. Pairing the StomaCloak or NODOR directly with the corresponding ostomy bag at the manufacturing level would greatly reduce this issue. The following input has been received on the StomaCloak website:
I highly recommend the StomaCloak to anyone with an ostomy. I wish I had it when I first got my
stoma! It’s well made, has a tight, secure fit and feel, and is extremely soft and comfortable . . . I’m very grateful to the makers of the StomaCloak, this is a product made with ostomates firmly in mind.
My 18 year old son has an ileostomy and will not take it off. It gives him so much security.
Best cover ever! I just purchased my first stoma cloak and I want to tell you what an amazing product you have. I have never had such a comfortable bag cover. I love it.
Thank you StomaCloak. I am wearing my StomaCloak and as suggested I definitely feel the security of knowing my StomaCloak is working for me. It’s very comfortable tucked in and secure, as I go about my busy day. I really appreciate the soft and stretch material that fits easily over the ostomy pouch and appliance, which not only inhibits bacterial growth and potential waste odor, but also helps to reduce skin irritation during the hot summer days.
My husband is 57 and works every day. No one knows he has a pouch unless he tells them since he uses the Stoma Cloak. You cannot be told enough what a difference this has made.
StomaCloak provided me peace of mind and helped to save me money on my other ostomy supplies. It fits well, goes on easy, and has provided me many benefits including: Odor control, protected my ostomy bag from accidental openings, kept my skin warm in cold weather from the chill of the ostomy bag, and kept my ostomy bag in better shape adding time between
A Carbon and Zeolite Impregnated Polyester Fabric Inhibits Urine Order in Cancer Patients:
A Randomized Experimental Study
In 2021, StomaCloak was the subject of an experiment in the Netherlands. Undertaken by a group of researchers that had been working with canines to detect the urine odors of bladder cancer
patients. The group previously had great success, with canines detecting the VOC’s within 2 seconds with a sensitivity and specificity of 100%. The canines were then used to detect the VOC’s while the urine was covered with a StomaCloak, and the results were published September 22, 2021 in Volume 22 of the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention as follows:
The fabric significantly (p = <0.0001) inhibited the ability of the dogs to detect urine of men with prostate cancer-specific VOCs as compared to urine samples not covered by the material.
Data obtained from this study demonstrates that a proprietary carbon and zeolyte impregnated
polyester material significantly interferes with the dog’s ability to sniff VOCs present in urine samples of men with prostate cancer. There were times when the fabric prevented the dogs from detecting the prostate cancer VOCs all together. The dogs in this study were chosen because of their accuracy in detecting prostate cancer VOCs in human urine.