SAM Medical Products develops and manufactures specialized medical-use products for military and emergency on-site care. The company has created numerous battle-ready medical items including the SAM tourniquet, splint, and dressings.
The company began when Dr. Sam Scheinberg, a Vietnam War trauma surgeon, became curious about developing a new and better way to design splints for strength and reusability. While playing with a foil wrapper that came from his chewing gum, he realized that the aluminum on the wrapper became stronger when bent into a U shape. He experimented with and created reusable splints based on the strength and flexibility of aluminum.
By 1985, he had successfully created and began marketing structural, aluminum, malleable (SAM) splints. The tradition of innovation started by the SAM splint continues in all of the products they manufacture. Chase Tactical is proud to support development by offering SAM Medical Products through the Chase Tactical website.