Vertessa Mesh

August 21, 2012 7:04 am | Caldera Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Caldera Medical has introduced a polypropylene mesh designed specifically for use in sacrocolpopexy procedures. The pore size of approximately 1000 microns is designed for maximal macrophage movement and tissue ingrowth. The lightweight and thin material provides suture pull-out force of 11.8 pounds.

LISTED UNDER: Synthetic Hernia Mesh

Wittmann Patch

July 30, 2012 5:01 am | Starsurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Starsurgical, Inc. offers the Wittmann Patch, a temporary adjustable hook and loop mesh for closing acute open abdomens and giant ventral hernias. It prevents lateral retraction, restores midline anatomy and avoids component separation and bridging mesh. A bolster placement technique preserves the midline fascia for final closure.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

GORE BIO-A Tissue Reinforcement

July 27, 2012 4:49 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

W.L. Gore and Associates has introduced GORE BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement, a uniquely designed web of biocompatible synthetic polymers that are gradually absorbed by the body. Its 3D matrix of open, interconnected pores facilitates cell infiltration and tissue generation, leaving no permanent material behind.


AQUACEL Foam Dressing

July 27, 2012 4:39 am | Convatec | Product Releases | Comments

ConvaTec, has introduced the AQUACEL® foam dressing, a product that combines a soft absorbent foam pad with the benefits of the AQUACEL interface which maintains a moist wound environment and prevents lateral spread of fluids. It has a waterproof barrier that allows for the evaporation of excess moisture and protection against viral and bacterial penetration.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

VitaMesh Blue

July 25, 2012 7:20 am | Proxy Biomedical, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Proxy Biomedical Inc.’s VitaMesh™ Blue Lightweight Macroporous PP Surgical Mesh is an implant suitable for different types of facial defects. Vitamesh Blue provides the compliance and healed strength characteristics of a large pore monofilament polypropylene mesh with handling and biocompatibility attributes in one implant of lightweight condensed polypropylene.

LISTED UNDER: Synthetic Hernia Mesh

STAR Patch

July 20, 2012 10:46 am | Novamedicus | Product Releases | Comments

Novomedicus’s STAR Patch is anadjustable fascial expander prosthesis for the temporary bridging of abdominal wall incisions where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. The device enables temporary closure of the abdominal cavity, prevents exogenous contamination of the wound and permits exact measurements of peritoneal fluid loss.


XCM Biologic

July 20, 2012 4:57 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Synthes Inc. has launched the XCM BiologicTM Tissue Matrix, a non-crosslinked porcine dermis. The XCM disinfects the tissue, inactivates viruses and removes cells while maintaining natural extracellular matrix components and minimizing damage to the tissue architecture. XCM is ready-to-use, right out of the package with no hydrating or rinsing required.


IV Clear Film Dressing

July 16, 2012 10:47 am | Covalon Technologies Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Covalon Technologies Ltd. has announced IV Clear™, a breakthrough antimicrobial silicone adhesive film dressing designed for securing vascular intravenous access devices. IV Clear combines the comfort of skin-friendly silicone adhesive technology with the advanced antimicrobial protection of two gold-standard antimicrobial agents– chlorhexidine and silver.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings


July 13, 2012 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ACell, Inc. offers MatriStem® products that aim to maintain and support a healing environment through constructive remodeling, leaving new tissue where scar tissue formation is normally expected. Comprised of naturally-occurring urinary bladder matrix, MatriStem maintains an intact epithelial basement membrane.


Moldable Technology Skin Barriers

June 29, 2012 7:12 am | Convatec | Product Releases | Comments

ConvaTec has announced observational study results showing that use of ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers helped to maintain skin integrity and improve peristomal skin issues in stoma patients. ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers with Rebounding Memory Technology™ are the only skin barriers with a patented tri-laminate construction that actively adjusts to the shape and contours of the stoma.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

V-Loc Knotless Suturing Device

June 20, 2012 4:50 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has announced the latest addition to its growing bariatric surgery portfolio of products and services, the V-Loc™ knotless suturing device. This device is now available as a reload that works with the company’s proprietary Endo Stitch™ and SILS™ Stitch suturing devices for multi-port and single-port laparoscopic surgery.


Endo GIA Radial Reload

June 4, 2012 7:21 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has launched the Endo GIA™ Radial Reload with Tri-Staple™ technology. The Radial Reload is the newest addition to Covidien’s line of stapling products featuring Tri-Staple technology and the latest innovation in the Company’s growing colorectal surgery device portfolio.


Adhesive Film Dressing

May 15, 2012 7:08 am | Covalon Technologies Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Covalon Technologies Ltd. has announced USFDA approval of IV Clear, an antimicrobial silicone adhesive film dressing designed for securing vascular intravenous access devices. IV Clear has bonded two antimicrobials--chlorhexidine and silver--into the actual adhesive of the soft and non-sensitizing silicone that allows the clear film dressing to comfortably secure vascular access devices to the skin while providing antimicrobial protection for up to 7 days.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Orthopedic Suturing Devices

May 11, 2012 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

ATW Companies Inc. will be showcasing its “ATW Medical” brand at the MD&M East Exposition 2012. On display at the show will be prototypes of unique new orthopedic curved needle suturing devices--featuring several small and intricate moving parts made via Metal Injection Molding (MIM)--and tube cannulas.

LISTED UNDER: Suturing Device

LiquiBand Topical Skin Adhesive

April 13, 2012 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Surgical Products readers have chosen LiquiBand from Advanced Medical Solutions as the Readers' Choice product. April 13, 2012 Advanced Medical Solutions manufactures a butyl topical skin adhesive, LiquiBand, which is fast-setting and—once set—is strong, durable and effective. It provides an effective barrier against commonly encountered microorganisms, including MRSA.

LISTED UNDER: Glue Based Closure Products


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