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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems

March 12, 2008 9:46 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew has introduced a fresh perspective on negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Its range of easy-to-use NPWT systems, including EZCARE and V1STA, utilize the Chariker-Jeter wound dressing technique and lower negative pressure levels to give proven efficacy, greater cost-effectiveness and improved patient comfort.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Absorbable Skin Stapler System

March 12, 2008 9:46 am | Incisive Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Incisive Surgical recently introduced the second generation of its absorbable skin stapler, the INSORB|25 Stapler, which offers a more robust design and includes 25 absorbable staples, sufficient to close an incision up to 21 cm in length. The INSORB|25 Stapler represents an innovative skin closure modality designed to combine the cosmesis of absorbable suture with the rapid closure times associated with metal skin staplers, while eliminating the need for metal staple removal post-operatively.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Antimicrobial Barrier for Surgical Sites

March 12, 2008 9:46 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ACTICOAT Post-Op silver-coated antimicrobial barrier for surgical sites is designed to help manage infection risk following cardiothoracic, orthopedic, soft tissue and other surgical procedures. With potent bactericidal activity and excellent absorption, it can be left in place for up to seven days.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings
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Bioabsorbable Scaffold for Tissue Repair

March 12, 2008 9:46 am | Concordia Manufacturing, Llc. | Product Releases | Comments

Concordia Medical an innovator in specialty fiber based medical implants and scaffolds for regenerative medicine, has announced the first clinical uses of BIOFELT ™, a unique non-woven biomaterial which can readily be absorbed by the human body. BIOFELT is a bioabsorbable polymer fiber scaffold that is highly porous, soft, flexible, biocompatible and enables human cells to grow into its 3D interconnected pores so that new natural tissue can be formed to replace and/or repair damaged human tissues.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Instrument Lubrication Spray

March 12, 2008 9:40 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical offers Spectra-Lube, a 32 oz. spray lubricant designed to protect and lubricate surgical instruments. Spectra-Lube eliminates the need for costly and messy instrument baths by allowing the user to put lubrication directly where it is needed. It has a neutral pH and is bacteriostatic.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Orthopedic Wound Closure System

February 19, 2008 10:01 am | Canica Design, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Canica’s ABRA and DynaClose systems provide optimal primary wound closure regardless of wound size, shape or time open. Available for wounds ranging from lacerations to eviscerations, these wound closure systems eliminate skin grafts and mesh, save money and time and provide a superior patient outcome.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Tissue Repair Mesh

February 19, 2008 9:58 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Cook Surgisis Biodesign is an innovative technology for tissue repair that incorporates the best attributes of a biologic graft and a synthetic mesh. Designed to adapt to the body’s unique anatomy, the mesh allows the body to naturally restore itself after surgery or treatment. Cook Surgisis derives from small intestinal submucosa and provides long-term strength, resistance to infection and natural tissue regeneration.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Lightweight Mesh

February 19, 2008 9:58 am | Mast Biosurgery Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Designed by surgeons to be super lightweight, yet strong, SL Mesh Super Lightweight features a proprietary weave that creates an interstitial pore size of 100 microns, which encourages fibroblasts to invade the mesh resulting in more mature collagen than standard meshes. Surgeons will appreciate the soft edges and the isotropic elasticity that allows SL Mesh to conform to natural tissue contours, increasing patient comfort and reducing pain.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh
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Aprotinin-Free Fibrin Sealant

February 19, 2008 9:57 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EVICEL™ Fibrin Sealant is the first fibrin sealant to be indicated as an adjunct to hemostasis for use in patients undergoing surgery, when control of bleeding by standard surgical techniques is ineffective or impractical. EVICEL is the only all-human plasma-derived fibrin sealant commercially available in the United States.

LISTED UNDER: Fibrin Sealants

Wound Closure System

December 17, 2007 4:31 am | Canica Design, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ABRA Abdominal Wall Closure System is part of the line of Canica Dynamic Wound Closure Systems, which allows users to control domain and achieve delayed primary closure of retracted wounds in normal and Bariatric patients. The ABRA System provides surgical dynamic reduction for full thickness, severely retracted abdominal defects.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Port-Site Wound Closure System

December 17, 2007 4:31 am | CooperSurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Carter-Thomason (CT) CloseSure System XL™ provides the same full-thickness port-site wound closure as the CT CloseSure™ System, but in a larger size designed for obese and bariatric patients. It’s fast, easy-to-learn technique ensures full-thickness closure, preventing port site herniation.

LISTED UNDER: Suturing Device

Surgical Incision Closure Device

December 17, 2007 4:31 am | Incisive Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The INSORB®|1 Single User Forceps is a proprietary medical device that allows a single clinician to close a surgical incision with the INSORB|20 Subcuticular Skin Stapler entirely by themselves. The reusable INSORB|1 Forceps is a single forceps with two arms and a center member with a bridge to ‘dock’ with the INSORB|20 Stapler.

LISTED UNDER: Staplers

Antimicrobial Wound Dressings

December 17, 2007 4:31 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SilvaSorb harnesses the power of ionic silver, releasing silver at a controlled level for broad spectrum antimicrobial action, without harming tissue cells. The ionic silver is suspended in the SilvaSorb dressing to control its release over a period of up to seven days. It offers antimicrobial protection over a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi, including MRSA and VRE.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Wound Treatment Powder

December 17, 2007 4:31 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Arglaes® Powder can offer bioburden reduction and fluid management in an easy-to-apply powder format, making it ideal for deep, tunneling and highly exudating wounds. It is easily combined with other dressings to create a system for bioburden control and optimal moist healing environment. The powder sends antimicrobial silver ions into the wound regularly over a period of five days, while the alginate base mixes with wound exudate to form a soft, conforming gel.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Non-Invasive Wound Closure Device

December 17, 2007 4:31 am | 3M Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

The 3M™ Steri-Strip™ S Surgical Skin Closure is a non-invasive, adhesive-based wound closure device designed to treat low tension lacerations and surgical incisions painlessly and without the use of needles. Faster and easier to apply than sutures, this skin closure device provides a time-saving option for surgeons and other medical specialists.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

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