How AllaQuix™ Works

AllaQuix™ is advanced technology.  AllaQuix™ is a professional-grade medical product designed to control bleeding.

AllaQuix™ is made from chitosan:  Chitosan is a naturally occurring, biocompatible polysaccharide.  Chitosan has a long history as an effective hemostat. Chitosan has been shown to have many medical benefits, including rapid control of bleeding (hemostasis) and antimicrobial activity.  Chitosan also helps to stimulate wound healing.

AllaQuix™ works independent of the body’s clotting mechanism to control bleeding:  The chitosan fibers in AllaQuix™ are processed with a proprietary technology.  The advanced surface-treated fiber barrier will effectively control bleeding independent of the body’s clotting ability.  The fibers are designed to aggregate platelets along the fiber to accelerate clot formation even when anticoagulation therapies are used.

Opposites Attract:  The surface-treated chitosan fibers adhere to a bleeding wound.  Once the wound dressing is on the wound, the positive charge of the chitosan fibers in AllaQuix™ attract red blood cells, which have a negative charge.  When the red blood cells bind to the AllaQuix™ pad, a seal over the wound and a tight, stable clot at the site of the wound are created.  This seal and clot at the wound control the bleeding.

Many times, ordinary gauze or adhesive bandages are not enough:  Ordinary gauze and adhesive bandages simply cover the wound and absorb blood.  These do not actively help to stop bleeding.  There are times that something else is needed to help stop the bleeding.



AllaQuix™ is for management of minor topical bleeding wounds such as minor abrasions and minor skin lacerations.


For medical emergencies, serious wounds, or if bleeding persists, seek immediate professional medical help.  Does not replace stitches – seek medical attention if stitches needed.  Do not use on visibly infected wounds – seek medical attention.

Longer compression time may be necessary for patients who have high blood pressure or are overweight.

AllaQuix™ is made from chitosan, which is derived from shellfish.  Individuals with known shellfish allergies should exercise caution in the use of any product containing chitosan.

There have been no known allergic reactions or adverse events reported as a result of using Inspiration Medical Technology, Inc. chitosan products since distribution began.

Read full Instructions for Use before using AllaQuix™.