April 11, 2013
Celox Introduces the First High-Speed Hemostatic Delivery System for Open Wounds
Applicator Delivery System for Celox Agent for Deep Penetrating Wounds
Orlando, Fl. - Celox introduces CELOX-A™, an applicator and plunger delivery system that makes it possible for the hemostatic agent (CELOX-A™) to reach deep into small traumatic wounds, getting straight to the source of the bleeding.
The first highspeed hemostatic delivery system for gunshot, blast, or stab wounds. The applicator was designed to give the caregiver a simple and e!ective tool to apply Celox™ to the source of severely bleeding wounds. The Celox-A™ Applicator has been integrated into thousands of IFAKs to create a comprehensive ‘bleeder’ kit for shrapnel, IED, gunshot, and knife wounds. When placed directly into a bleeding wound and subjected to pressure CELOX™ absorbs blood and forms an adhesive gel that seals the wound to stop the flow of blood.
Celox™ has repeatedly and reliably demonstrated the ability to stop arterial bleeding in independent US Navy severe bleeding tests. In a published 2011 comparison, Celox™-A outperformed Combat Gauze in a lethal penetrating trauma model in both Initial Hemostasis and Survival.
Celox™ can stop even potentially lethal bleeding fast. It is easy to use (just pour, pack and apply pressure), very safe (tested to class 3 CE Mark standards) and extremely e!ective. 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.
In pre-clinical tests by the US Navy, Celox™ was the only product to give 100% survival. It gave a strong stable MAP (mean arterial blood pressure) and was also the only product to give robust clotting with no rebleeding. Celox’s™ safety has been tested to the intense class 3 CE mark standards. Celox™ is made with chitosan. Chitosan is made up of compounds of glucosamine, a sugar that is normally found in the body. Celox™ does NOT use non-degrading procoagulant minerals or nano particles such as smectite or kaolin, which will remain in the body indefinitely unless completely removed.
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. The chitosan in Celox™ RAPID is free from animal proteins that would be the cause of any allergic response. 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. Our products have been through extensive safety and biocompatibility testing to the ISO 10993 standards, the FDA device requirements, and the most stringent class of European Medical Device regulations.
Because Celox™ RAPID works independently of the body’s clotting cascade it only works where it directly touches the blood. It does not set o! any thrombotic chain reaction elsewhere that could lead to increased risk of blood clots. The glucosamine and N-acetyl glucosamine sugars in the chitosan are naturally occurring materials and the body has known metabolic pathways to break down and excrete them. This is unlike other hemostats that can leave mineral residuals in the body. Celox™ has had thousands of successful uses since first launched in 2006 with no adverse events reported.
RAPID stabilization of hemorrhage is critical to reducing blood loss and associated morbidity in uncontrolled bleeding. Current hemostats recommend holding at least three minutes of compression during which time significant blood loss may occur. Celox Gauze is a hemostat that can control bleeding in a shorter time than today’s treatments and yet is stable, affordable and easy to use.