Celox gauze is the hemostat of choice in the field for multiple NATO forces and has published successful results in military and civilian real-world use.
Celox’s™ unique formula stops bleeding in the hypothermic blood that is often found in severe trauma injuries. This is because it works independently of the body’s normal clotting mechanisms, so it even works on blood containing anti-coagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin.
In multiple wound model testing, Celox Gauze™ has repeatedly shown itself to be able to quickly and reliably stop even deep arterial bleeds. Of course that should not surprise you as Celox™ granules have already been shown to result in 100% survival in US Navy severe bleeding tests. In addition, a single pack of Celox™ Gauze is capable of packing more than twice the wound volume of other gauze haemostats.
Celox™ is made with chitosan. Chitosan is made up of glucosamine and N-acetyl glucosamine. Unlike some other hemostats, Celox™ does not use procoagulant minerals such as kaolin or smectite.