Chitosan: a hemostatic and antimicrobial powerhouse
Chitosan is derived from a natural material with antimicrobial properties, making it an ideal candidate for a wide-range of biomedical uses. This polysaccharide is derived from the processing of crustacean shells and is proven to be effective in both absorption and as a hemostatic agent.
Scion BioMedical has developed market-leading expertise in both the sourcing and processing of high quality chitosan that meets the specific standards set in our Quality Management System. When our products, which are made with 100% proprietary ingredient, come in contact with negatively charged red blood cells, agglutination immediately occurs. This characteristic is what differentiates our products, which deliver faster and more effective results for our clinical customers worldwide.
What are the benefits of using Scion BioMedical’s chitosan in wound care?
Chitosan is produced from a naturally occurring substance and offers inherent antimicrobial and absorptive properties. This contributes to effective treatment and care of wounds in a variety of classifications.
Are there different types of chitosan?
Yes, there are multiple variations of chitosan and multiple chitosan-based products on the market today; however, Scion BioMedical’s proprietary Chitosan has demonstrated unique qualities.
Are there additives needed in order for Clo-SurPLUS P.A.D. to serve as an antimicrobial barrier?
No, we do not introduce any additives or other substances in order for Clo-SurPLUS P.A.D. to serve as an antimicrobial barrier. Our products are free of any pharmaceuticals or antibiotic compounds.
Is your chitosan safe for patients with a shellfish intolerance or allergy?
Yes, with over 10 years of clinical use and over 1,500,000 Clo-SurPLUS P.A.D. units sold, our chitosan is safe for people with a shellfish allergy or intolerance. Since its commercialization, there have been no reported instances of allergic reactions. Our chitosan is derived from crustacean shells in a proprietary process that removes proteins to a trace level. Although the risk is extremely low, people with severe allergies to shellfish should consult their doctor before use.