ChitoGauze is a highly flexible dressing which readily conforms to varying wound surfaces to rapidly stop bleeding and seal the wound site.
The natural, unique characteristics of chitosan and HemCon’s proprietary manufacturing process, together create ChitoGauze which slows the blood movement through the dressing, offering a local hemostatic solution.
The chitosan in ChitoGauze binds red blood cells and platelets on the dressing’s surface which provides localized clotting independently from the normal clotting cascade*. This localized clotting within the ChitoGauze mitigates risk of emboli formation.
* Studies conducted by Prof. John Whitelock, University of New South Wales, in conjunction with an Australian ARC Linkage Grant.