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 for Hospital Use
BloodSTOP® iX is a biocompatible, non-irritating, hemostatic agent which resembles traditional gauze. Using a proprietary formulation, cotton cellulose is etherized and oxidized to make a water-soluble, bioresorbable matrix. BloodSTOP® iX is designed for medical use, being highly biocompatible. It can be used in internal surgery in markets that recognize the European Union CE certification* and has FDA market clearance in the US for surface wound hemostasis only. Applications include general surgery, ENT procedures, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery and many other surgical and post-surgical procedures.
How it Works
When applied to a wound, BloodSTOP® iX quickly absorbs blood and exudates, transforms into a gel to seal the wound with a protective transparent layer, actively aids in blood coagulation, and creates and environment for wound healing. The clear gel surface facilitates monitoring of hemostasis so the surgeon can focus on the patient, knowing that unwanted bleeding is under control.
BloodSTOP® iX meets all international standard biocompatibility criteria for prolonged-use implant materials. Additionally, experience, gathered over a ten-year period in hospitals and university medical centers outside the U.S., has demonstrated the efficacy of BloodSTOP® iX in time-to-hemostasis, reduced blood loss and material resorption time with no toxicity or other adverse effects.
- Acts in under a minute
- Bioresorbable, designed for internal and surface wound care
- Universally conforms to wound surfaces
- No animal-derived material
- Remains in place without adhesive
- Water soluble for easy removal without disruption to the wound surface
- Safe for all age groups
- Single use sterile packaging; several sizes
- Cost effective