BloodSTOP iX is a natural, biocompatible, non-irritating, animal-free hemostatic agent which resembles traditional gauze. Using a proprietary formulation, cotton cellulose is etherized and oxidized to make a highly absorbent, hydrophilic, water-soluble, bioresorbable matrix. BloodSTOP iX is designed for medical use, being highly biocompatible. It can be used in internal surgery in markets that recognize the European Union CE certification and is market cleared in the U.S. for surface wound hemostasis only. Applications include general surgery, ENT procedures, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics and many other surgical and post-surgical procedures.