Friday, June 12, 2015

Celox vs. Chitogauze Hemostatic Gauze

Celox Gauze is the treatment for life-threatening bleeding. It uses the proven Celox™ granules laminated on to a dense gauze, so it is quickly and easily packed into bleeding wounds. The gauze is especially useful in challenging conditions, in wind, rain or poor visibility. Celox™ Gauze is individually sterile packed in a ruggedized pouch with tear notches for fast opening. Celox™ Gauze 3" x 5' Z-folded chitosan laminated hemostatic agent with 8g chitosan to stop severe arterial and venous bleeding injuries. 5.3 x 4.3 inch

BioStat LLC Celox Z-Fold Gauze combines the ground breaking Celox™ agent with a fabric dressing to control life threatening blood loss directly at the source of bleeding. Celox™ Z-Fold Gauze is the only fabric dressing available coated with the Celox™ hemostatic agent. The flexible gauze allows for easy and precise placement for wound treatment. Celox™ is a high performance chitosan-derived hemostatic designed to stop lethal bleeding fast. It is easy to use, extremely effective (clots blood in 30 seconds), and safe. It is FDA 510k approved and is a CE Marked Class III Medical Device.

When placed directly into a bleeding wound and subjected to pressure Celox™ absorbs blood and forms an adhesive gel that seals the wound to stop the flow of blood. Celox™ does not set off the normal clotting cascade. Celox™ also does not set off a blood clotting response which would lead to clots being formed at a distance to the product. Celox™ does not generate heat and will not burn the casualty or care giver. Celox™ works independently of the body's normal clotting processes and has been proven to work in hypothermic conditions and in the presence of common anticoagulants such as Coumadin and Heparin.

Celox™ is made of chitosan, a compound derived from shrimp exoskeleton (shells). Chitosan has proven antimicrobial properties and is not a procoagulant. Chitosan is broken down and absorbed through normal metabolic pathways resolving to a polysaccharide in the body, basic sugars, glucosamine and N-acetylglucosamine 5. It has an extensive history of use in vascular closure and in human cardiac surgery. Celox™ has a three year history of use in emergency, military, and retail first aid with no reported incidents.

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