ChitoCare® Medical Devices: Wound Healing Gel

Primex is the producer of three medical devices. These devices are designed to assist wound and/or scar healing and protect the skin. 

ChitoCare® Medical Wound Healing Gel, ChitoCare® Medical Healing Spray and ChitoCare® Medical Scar Healing Gel are medical devices designed to assist wound and/or scar healing and protect the skin. They are just one example of the many applications of chitosan within the medical, biomedical and pharmaceutical industry.

ChitoCare® Medical devices contain ChitoClear® chitosan, a safe, bioactive polymer derived from chitin, harvested from the pristine Arctic waters around Iceland and manufactured by Primex. Chitosan consists of amino sugars which occur naturally in the human body, and therefore has excellent biocompatibility.

ChitoCare® Medical Wound Healing Gel

ChitoCare® Medical devices may be used as a preventive treatment to protect the skin and can be used by the whole population, including the elderly and children. They are the perfect addition to any First Aid Kit and have been well received by customers, many of whom have been using these practical and efficient medical devices for years already.

ChitoCare® Medical Wound Healing Gel is a topical gel for acute and chronic wounds and other skin conditions. It protects the skin and wounds against infections, helps reduce bleeding, scarring and pain due to its cooling effect. It soothes the symptoms associated with various skin conditions, such as itching and redness, promoting the natural skin repair process.

It can also effectively reduce acute and chronic wounds. It can be applied to any skin area or wound, forming a thin, transparent and breathable film. The chitosan film formed does not need to be removed as it will slowly be degraded during natural skin renewal. Essential first aid. May be used as a preventive treatment to protect the skin.


This topical gel is suitable for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds and other skin conditions. Intended purposes include:

  • Effectively reducing chronic wounds
  • Protecting against infections
  • Healing wounds and burns
  • Reducing redness, itching and pain
  • Helping reduce bleeding
  • Minimizing scarring
  • Promoting natural skin healing

ChitoCare® Medical Wound Healing Gel and its indications

ChitoCare® Medical Wound Healing Gel can be used on acute (trauma and surgical) and chronic wounds, cuts, abrasions, burns, pressure sores, diabetic ulcers, and other skin conditions. Ideal for sunburns, scars, pimples, acne symptoms, cold sores, blisters, skin rash, eczema, dry and cracked skin, bug bites and skin inflammation.

ChitoCare® Medical Wound Healing Gel proves ideal for:

  • burns and sunburn
  • scars, pimples and acne symptoms
  • cold sores, blisters, and eczema
  • dry, cracked, irritated or inflamed skin
  • cuts, abrasions and chafed skin
  • pressure sores, diabetic ulcers, and other chronic wounds
  • skin rashes and bug bites


Why chitosan?

Chitosan is a functional polysaccharide providing support for wound healing. Under mild acidic conditions it becomes positively charged, rendering it bioadhesive to adhere as a protective film to intact or breached skin and to confer many other important biological properties.

Chitosan has a very good biological barrier function, as on damaged skin it creates a thin, breathable film, which with mechanical protection prevents skin (or wound) dehydration and contamination, protecting it from the external environment, while allowing oxygen to reach the wound for optimal healing.

Chitosan is a true wonder of the ocean, as it protects the skin, reduces redness and irritation with its cooling effect, maintains moisture and promotes the skin's natural repair process.

ChitoCare® Medical Wound Healing Gel (Ref. no. 84300) is a CE marked medical device in accordance with the European Directive 93/42/EEC on Medical Devices.


As a chitosan manufacturer, Primex concentrates its efforts on the environmentally friendly and sustainable production of natural, pure and high-quality chitosan. It is an active ingredient with numerous applications in the food supplement, cosmetic, biomedical and agricultural markets. For more information on how Primex can assist you with your chitosan needs, do not hesitate to get in touch.