THE ORIGINAL TEMPORARY TRAUMATIC WOUND TREATMENT COMPRISED OF ABSORBENT HEMOSTATIC GRANULES
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 (is a CE Marked Class III Medical Device). CELOX is available in four different delivery systems, providing a commitment to aiding the caregiver in treating a variety of difficult and deep wounds. It also 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.
The original CELOX version is presented in the form of hemostatic granules that can be poured directly into a wound. CELOX does not generate heat, is easy to irrigate from a wound, and works on anticoagulated blood.
HOW CELOX WORKS
When placed directly into a bleeding wound and subjected to pressure, the positively charged CELOX granules cross-link with negatively charged red blood cells, forming a sticky pseudo clot that blocks blood flow. This clot sticks well to moist tissue to plug the bleeding site. 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 is made of chitosan, a compound derived from shrimp shells. Chitosan has proven antimicrobial properties and is not a procoagulant. Chitosan is broken down and absorbed through normal metabolic pathways and 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. An external review was commissioned on the safety of CELOX's ingredients in the body and concluded that CELOX was safe to use internally in surgery and that residual quantities presented no risk.
BENEFITS AND FEATURES
- Proven to control arterial bleeding within minutes
- Granular presentation provides for the most diverse set of uses
- Works in hypothermic conditions
- FDA cleared to work on anticoagulated blood
- No heat - no burning
- Sterile, waterproof packaging
- Easy to irrigate from wound
- Applied using basic first aid skills
15g Pouch NSN # 6510-47-000-7244
35g Pouch NSN # 6510-01-549-5980
WHO USES CELOX
- EMS Personnel
- Military Medics
- Law Enforcement
- Wilderness Rescue