Celox Rapid gauze uses Chito-R™ which is made up of proven Celox Chitosan granules plus a small amount of proprietary bioadhesive. Chito-R makes the dressing hold in place on the wound 50 times stronger than before*. This means a significantly faster plug formation that stops bleeding with less treatment time.
The Chitosan within Celox Rapid is the same ingredient as used in Celox products since 2006 and uses the same gauze substrate as Celox Gauze. The new bioadhesive is a well-known added “NF” grade ingredient – meeting the US National Formulary requirements to add to pharmaceuticals – and is widely used in medical and drug products.
Military and Law Enforcement customers in the USA and NATO allied nations have chosen Celox Rapid through their selection process for its effectiveness and rapid treatment time.
Celox Rapid has been tested and stops arterial bleeding with minimal compression time, speeding up treatment compared to Combat Gauze. Independent laboratory testing on Celox Rapid has shown that this faster treatment significantly reduces blood loss compared to Combat Gauze.
As well as reducing treatment time and blood loss, a laboratory model of tactical evacuation showed that the Celox Rapid gauze stayed in place during transport with no re-bleeding. So the benefits of reduced blood loss are carried through to the next echelon of care