BloodSTOP® and BloodSTOP® iX are biocompatible, non-irritating, woven matrices of fibers made from natural plant compounds. They adhere to a wound, initiate blood coagulation, stop bleeding, and form a protective layer to create an optimal environment for wound healing. Their water solubility allows for removal by rinsing, without disruption of a clotted surface.
These products are covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,262,181.
Surface Bleeding in Catheterization Labs and Interventional Radiology
BloodSTOP® iX may be used as other topical dressings are used: an adjunct to manual pressure for surface bleeding control in sheath pulls. The features of BloodSTOP® iX make it uniquely suited to this application:
• Begins working on contact with blood, transforming to a gel to form a seal over the wound
• Conforms to all wound surfaces
• Easy to cut, fold or layer
• Significantly more cost effective than competitors
BloodSTOP® iX is intended for emergeny and therapeutic use in the control of bleeding from the skin and other surface wounds where temporary control of bleeding is required. It is not intended as a substitute for the appropriate use of vascular closure devices when such devices are indicated.
“Over the years I have used many topical hemostatic pads and BloodSTOP® iX is the most effective at reducing hold times that I have found. It is versatile and as a single package solution for most routine applications, economical enough to use. Long Beach Memorial Hospital has a very busy Interventional Radiology Lab and the time saved with BloodSTOP® iX is important in maintaining the flow of our daily schedule and the quality of our patient care.”
Gaurav K. Goswami, MD
Chief, Interventional Radiology
Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, California
- BloodSTOP® iX under Tegaderm