Haemostatic Collagen Sponge (Collaclot) 10x7.5cm
COLLACLOT is a 100% Avian Collagen which is made from chicken collagen and it is activated by contact with blood. The active ingredient in COLLACLOT is collagen, which binds to the receptors in damaged cells in the blood vessels. The product is different from other hemostats as it not only helped to clot the bleed via pressure, but also by promoting an increase in the body's natural reaction. It also works in extreme conditions and is fully biodegradable. It's ideal for a range of wounds from catastrophic bleeding to minor cuts.
+ Compact & lightweight, ideal for first aid & trauma kits
+ Suitable for worldwide weather conditions (-95° to +55°)
+ It can be applied to the skin
+ Used in a large laceration
+ Fragments can be left in the wound & will be naturally resorbed
+ Ready-to-use & activates within minutes
+ The most cost-effective haemostatic agent on the market
+ 5-year shelf life from manufacturing date
+ Easy to remove without causing re-bleed
Unlike many other haemostats, Collaclot™ works by directly enhancing the natural clotting processes triggered by collagen to accelerate haemostasis. The collagen in the sponge binds and activates platelets, leading to primary haemostasis and activation of the coagulation pathways. It also has procoagulant activity, acting as a catalyst for local generation of thrombin, mediating fibrin generation, trapping red cells as well as platelets, leading to consolidation of the clot and closure of damaged blood vessels. Thus, it works by both primary and secondary haemostasis.
Collaclot has more potent haemostatic activity than an equivalent “standard” collagen sponge and starts working immediately, as soon as it contacts blood, with no time lag in activation of clotting. Unlike Collaclot, other emergency haemostats often turn into sticky gel and just rely on simply blocking blood flow, rather than quickly activating physiological clotting. Also, because it is collagen, it can safely be left in-situ in a wound and will naturally be resorbed over a period of time, whilst supporting initiation of wound healing.