Langhorne-Based Company Partners with Former Pro Lacrosse Player to Fight Turf Burn

NEXGEL Greg Gurenlian
Former professional lacrosse player Greg Gurenlian now trains the sport's next generation of talent at The Faceoff Academy.

NEXGEL, a Langhorne-based provider of hydrogel products for healthcare and consumer applications, has partnered with a former professional lacrosse player to provide athletes with a better treatment for turf burn.

NEXGEL, which has been developing and manufacturing hydrogels for more than two decades, has teamed up with former Major League Lacrosse player Greg Gurenlian to promote Turfguard, a unique hydrogel dressing for soothing turf burn and protecting athletic wounds.

Gurenlian, a graduate of Springfield High School in Delaware County who competed collegiately at Penn State, is also the founder of The Faceoff Academy.

“We are thrilled to partner with Greg and his team to address the harmful effects of turf burn, including pain, infection, and long-term scarring,” said Adam Levy, CEO of NEXGEL. “We look forward to working with Greg and supporting him and other athletes on and off the field with Turfguard for topical recovery. NEXGEL aims to help all athletes through our gentle skin patches for treatment and protection.”

Gurenlian, who played lacrosse for more than 20 years, has had his fair share of turf burn.

“As a faceoff man, we are constantly taking a beating on our feet and off of it,” he said. “I don’t know a single athlete that hasn’t dealt with turf burn at some point in their careers. The pain is one thing, but dealing with the infections and long-term scarring is a huge concern. Turfguard is a medical-grade response to these burns.”

Turfguard’s FDA-cleared patches maintain a moist wound environment and aid in removing non-viable tissues from the wound. The patches do not pull on delicate, new, or healing skin and provide an instant cooling relief to the affected area. Turfguard is manufactured out of the company’s facility in Langhorne and is available at


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