Oxidised Regenerated Cellulose
Natural (plant-based) cellulose is dissolved and extruded as a continuous fibre (regeneration). The fabric made from the fibre is very uniform in chemical composition and its oxidation therefore is closely regulated. This uniform oxidation results in less variation in stability and absorbability of the material compared to cotton-based products. CuraCel® Absorbable Haemostat is a sterile product made of oxidised regenerated cellulose (polyoxyan hydro glucuronic acid) available in standard fabric, high-density fabric and a 7-layer fibrillose (fibrillar) form. CuraCel® Haemostat can be cut into any desired dimension. CuraCel® Haemostat is applied dry. It can be laid on, held against or wrapped around a bleeding surface. As special features, CuraCel High Density can be sutured, and CuraCel Fibrillar can be peeled off in layers for optimal dosage. Action mechanism of CuraCel® is independent from blood coagulation mechanism of the body. When it contacts with blood, CuraCel® Haemostat forms a brownish or black gelatinous mass which aids clot formation. This gelatinous mass acts as a physical matrix to which platelets can adhere. With platelet aggregation and formation of a platelet-fibrin plug, haemostasis occurs. When CuraCel® Haemostat is used properly in minimal amounts, it is absorbed from the sites of implantation without tissue reaction. It is completely absorbed within 7-14 days.