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.
BloodSTOP® iX in Surgical Applications
BloodSTOP® iX provides a high degree of efficacy for bleeding control, and can be utilized in the varied topical bleeding situations encountered in a surgical setting. Its fabric-like matrix conforms to all wound surfaces and, when transformed to gel, seals the wound with a protective layer.
In cases where sutures alone are not sufficient to achieve hemostasis, or clotted surfaces of surgical incisions may be re-opened, BloodSTOP® iX can be cut, packed, formed or layered to quickly control bleeding so surgeons can attend to the procedure at hand.
Multiple pieces can be placed on a wound site to stop wide area bleeding. Unlike cauterization, BloodSTOP® iX eliminates negative impact to tissue. Its reliability and fast-acting nature frees up the surgeon to focus on the operative task at hand with the confidence of knowing that bleeding is under control. It can easily be rinsed away with sterile water or saline.
TECHNIQUE TIP FOR SURGEONS: Apply BloodSTOP® iX on wounds with dry instruments! The hydrophilic properties of BloodSTOP® iX will cause it to adhere to wet instruments or wet gloves, making application difficult.
- Acts in under a minute
- Easy to use
- Universally conforms to wound surface
- No animal-derived material
- Remains in place without adhesive
- Water soluble for easy removal without disruption to wound surface
- Safe for all age groups
- Single use sterile packaging
- Cost effective