100% Chitosan Haemostatic Dressing
100% Chitosan Haemostatic Dressing for Military
Axiostat is a sterile, non-absorbable haemostatic dressing intended to control bleeding within minutes of application by providing an active mechanical barrier to the wound site.
The military variant is extensively used by the Defense Forces worldwide. This battlefield proven technology is used to manage gunshot wounds and blast injuries. It comes in camouflaged, rugged metal pouch packing for easy carrying and withstand extreme temperature.
Axiostat works on a principle of adhesion due to charge. Axiostat made with100% chitosan has been designed to be positively charged and blood cells carry a net negative charge. When blood comes in contact with Axiostat, oppositely charged components are attracted and form bonds. This results in a strong adhesive seal that acts as a mechanical barrier preventing blood from leaking out.
- Sterile, ready to use
- Hypoallergenic, non-exothermic, non-pyrogenic
- Active on all sides
- Can be cut, folded, stuffed into deep wounds
- Protects wound from infection
Based on patented, clinically validated a.c.t (Axio clotting technology)
intended use / indication
Axiostat ® is a sterile, single use, non-absorbable haemostatic dressing intended to be used by Army for temporary control of bleeding wounds.
Axiostat ® stops moderate to severe bleeding due to cuts, abrasions, lacerations, venous or arterial bleeding.
Scalp & Limb Cuts,
Puncture or stab
Patients with blood
disorders or on blood
|Composition||Chitosan - 100%|
|Indication||Stops severe bleeding|
|Mechanism||Mucoadhesion due to change|
|Material||Positively charged, reacts actively|
|Type||Sponge, natural polymer|
|Flexibility||Very flexible, both sides active|
|Sterility||Sterilized using Gama irradiation|
|Shelf Life||3 Years|
|Removal||Irrigate with saline|
how to use axiostat
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- Review of new topical hemostatic dressings for combat casualty care. Bennett BL, Littlejohn L., Military Medicine; 2014, 179(5):497-514.
- Prehospital Application of Hemostatic Agents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Schauer SG. et al., Prehospital Emergency Care; 2018, 12:1-10.
- Assessing the Efficacy of Haemostatic Dressing Axiostat in Trauma Care at a Tertiary Care Hospital in India: A Comparison with Conventional Cotton Gauze. Patel K. et al., Indian Journal of Emergency Medicine; 2016, 2(2):93-99
- Studying Safety & Efficacy of AxiostatÂ® Dressing in Acute Hemorrhage Due to Trauma-Comparative Study. Kabeer M. et al., 2012. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03035695.