gel-e's technology is a revolutionary platform for developing advanced wound treatment and hemostatic materials. gel-e is designed to create rapid coagulation with biological safety, has ease-of-use, is highly durable, and has inherent anti-microbial properties. The primary advantage of our product line is the superior combination of rapid blood-material interaction resulting in robust barrier formation. gel-e products are engineered to be used across a broad spectrum of clinical settings, ranging from routine lacerations, nosebleeds, traumatic injuries, surgical bleeds, burns and even diabetic ulcers. All of these products are manufactured using a simple and scalable modified chitosan base material which is highly abundant in nature.
gel-e is made from a combination of safe ingredients. The first component is chitosan, which is the second-most abundant biopolymer on earth next to cellulose. Chitosan is a structural biomaterial found in shrimps, crabs, insects and mushrooms; it is unique as a natural material in that it is (a) mucoadhesive, (b) anti-microbial, (c) biocompatible, and (d) highly durable. This makes chitosan a superior starting ingredient for creating wound treatment products. We combine chitosan in a proprietary fashion with natural plant-based fatty acids to create hydrophobically-modified (hm) chitosan. hm-chitosan forms the gel-e matrix, which is able to rapidly self-assemble into robust physical seals designed to stop bleeding, completely independent of the body’s clotting cascade.
The inert, abundant, naturally harvested components that constitute gel-e's product line provide for highly scalable manufacturing. gel-e's technology platform is also extremely functional after a clot has formed through use of gel-e® Reverse, a simple innovative de-clotting agent designed specifically to reverse the strong bonds created by gel-e's product line.
Rx: Indicated for use, under the direction of a healthcare professional, in the management of bleeding wounds such as vascular access sites and percutaneous catheters or tubes. Not yet commercially available.
Rx: Indicated for Management for the management of moderately to heavily exuding chronic wounds and acute wounds. Under medical supervision, may be used for management of: (1) pressure sores, (2) diabetic ulcers, (3) leg ulcers, (4) donor sites and graft sites, (5) surgical wounds, (6) skin abrasions and lacerations, (7) 1st and 2nd degree burns, (8) trauma wounds.
OTC: Indicated for management of: (1) minor cuts, (2) minor scalds and 1st degree burns, (3) abrasions (4) lacerations.