SURGISPON® that is non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-immunogenic, non-pyrogenic and overall biocompatible. SURGISPON® is a surgical haemostatic sponge, manufactured from highly purified first extract grade gelatin material for use in various surgical procedures, where traditional haemostatic is difficult or impractical and use of other non-absorbable materials is undesirable. SURGISPON® absorbs approximately 40-50 times, its weight of water/blood and adheres easily to the bleeding site. The uniform porosity of SURGISPON® guarantees a favorable haemostatic.
When implanted in vivo, it is completely absorbed within 3-4 weeks. SURGISPON® gelatin sponges have a porous structure which activates the thrombocytes at the moment blood comes in contact with the matrix of the sponge. This causes the 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 the fibrin.