CMC Technology – Available exclusively in RAPID RHINO◊ ENT Products.
Only Smith & Nephew offers the RAPID RHINO portfolio with an exclusive formulation of CarboxyMethyl Cellulose (CMC), a plant-derived material. When mixed with water, it forms a cushioning hydrocolloid gel that naturally drains from the body after several days.
Natural CMC Technology offers multiple patient care advantages, giving healthcare professionals the utmost confidence as it:
Helps minimize bleeding and edema during surgery – designed to minimize intra- and post-op oozing
Fills space and acts as a moist physical barrier between mucosal surfaces to prevent painful
adhesions after surgery or trauma
Is not associated with hypersensitivity in patients
All strong reasons to make RAPID RHINO products with CMC Technology your first choice.
CMC–Part of our daily lives.
CMC is a widely used, multipurpose additive that is found in many products that consumers come into contact with on a daily basis, from food to cosmetics and lotions. It is also reassuring to know that as a food additive, CMC has a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) rating by the FDA.2
The right fit, no matter what size anatomy
Ultra low profile design provides unsurpassed ease of insertion and quickly conforms to nasal anatomy1
Provides gentle and even compression to areas of epistaxis
Designed to prevent adherence to tissue or blood clots upon removal
Unilateral and bilateral options with or without an airway
Fits both large and small patient anatomy
Singer AJ, Blanda M, Cronin K, LoGiudice-Khwaja M, Gulla J, Katz A. Comparison of nasal tampons for the treatment of epistaxis in the emergency room department: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2005; 45(2):134-139
Cooper, Monica. CMC Considerations for 505(b)(2) Applications. FDA/CDER/OPS/ONDQA AAPS Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. October 2011. Retreived from: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/aboutfda/centersoffices/officeofmedicalproductsandtobacco/cder/ucm301043.pdf