Curaspon® is a sterile absorbable gelatin sponge with haemostatic effect suitable for the control of bleeding.
Curaspon® is manufactured from highly purified neutral gelatin foam of uniform fine porosity which guarantees a favourable homeostasis. The gelatin sponge activates the thrombocytes at the moment blood comes in contact with the matrix of the sponge. This causes thrombocytes to release a series of substances which promote their aggregation at the
same time as their surfaces change character, thus enabling them to act
as a catalyst for the formation of fibrin.
Curaspon® provides haemostasis in surgical procedures to control capillary, venous and small arterial bleeding when binding, suturing or other conventional methods of control are impractical or ineffective.
Curaspon® can be applied dry or moistened with sterile physiological saline. Curaspon® is pressed against the bleeding site and within a short time it will adhere to the wound and control the bleeding. It is recommended to remove any excess Curaspon® material from the operative field.
- Haemostasis in 2 – 4 minutes
- Completely absorbed within 4 weeks
- Liquefies in 2 – 5 days in contact with mucosa
- Absorbs 35 times its own weight in blood an fluids
- 100% biodegradable
- Can be used dry or impregnated
- Compatible with pharmaceuticals
- Available in sponge and powder form
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