HemCon's oxidized cellulose (OC) is derived from non-genetically modified cotton linters (botanically derived). OC has been used globally as a hemostat for over 50 years. However, due to the fibrous nature of the material, it is limited in its consistency, effectiveness, suitability for processing and potential for other applications.
HemCon's scientists made a breakthrough by developing a proprietary formulation and process for further manipulating and refining oxidized cellulose into various salt states, creating a much purer micronized powder format, with a uniform particle size of the order of microns (0.001 to 0.050mm). This micronized version of oxidized cellulose is achieved through a proprietary process of further oxidation, hydrolysis and refinement. The final product is chemically known as PolyAnhydroGlucuronic Acid, (PAGA).
Advantages of PAGA technology