Celox™ is a Chitosan-based hemostatic agent, widely deployed within military and special operations. It is now available in convenient, easy-to-open, 2 gram packages. The five 2 gram packs are contained in a re-sealable plastic pouch.
Average Time to Clot Whole Blood: 30.5 Seconds
Average Time to Clot Heparinized Blood: 48 Seconds
Controls Major Arterial Bleeding
Celox™ has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to rapidly control major arterial bleeding (without cautery) from traumatic wounds. The granular presentation provides a simple, quick way to control bleeding and is particularly useful in treating difficult and deep wounds. A clot forms within minutes after pouring the product into the wound. Excess granules form a gelled mass to protect the clot. The gelled material is easy to remove. Celox™ is non-exothermic (will not burn patients), and works even with hypothermic patients and on heparinized blood.
- No Heat Generated – Celox™ does not generate any heat, produce burning. Works in Hypothermic Conditions – Celox™ works whether blood temperature is 98.7F (37.05C) or 65.4 F (18.5C).
- Lightweight, Portable, Easy to Administer – Celox™ granules are lightweight, packaged in sterilized, sealed packets which are easy and fast to open.
- Celo™x is poured into the wound and held down with gauze for 5 minutes. A compression bandage is then wrapped over the gauze covered wound and patient is transported.
- Long shelf life.
- Easy to remove from the wound.
Celox™ is easy to use (just pour, pack and apply pressure), very safe (tested to class 3 CE Mark standards) and extremely effective. When mixed with blood, Celox™ forms a robust gel-like clot in 30 seconds. It works independently of the body’s normal clotting processes. Celox’s™ clotting ability has been proven to work in the cold (hypothermia) or in the presence of common anti-coagulants such as warfarin. It generates no heat and will not burn the casualty or care giver.
The chitosan in Celox™ is a specific high quality grade selected for medical use from a shellfish source. Chitosan is made up of glucosamine and N-acetyl glucosamine, which are naturally occurring sugars in the body.It has been tested for allergenic reaction on humans with a known fish or shrimp hypersensitivity and none of the subjects showed any skin reaction to the chitosan. Celox™ has had thousands of successful uses since first launched in 2006 with no adverse events reported.
Dimensions: 3.5″ H x 2.5″ W x 1″ D (packaged)