Axiostat® uses a.c.t (axio clotting technology) to control severe haemorrhage within minutes. a.c.t is based on a bio-polymer platform that utilizes cationic properties for medical applications. Axiostat® is a 100% chitosan dressing made from pure grade chitosan extracted from shellfish.
Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide consisting of glucosamine and N-acetyl glucosamine chains and is derived mainly from shellfish. It has been used in many technical applications such as medical products, water purification, in cosmetics and as a fat-binding weight control product. Cationic nature of chitosan gives this polymer a muco-adhesive property which can be further activated for wound care applications.
Chitosan salts are used as a matrix or scaffold material as well as in non-parenteral delivery systems for challenging drugs
Axiostat® is ready to use and can be cut to suit different wound sizes. They can be delivered through a pool of blood and is simple to apply and remove by a non-medical first responder.