Allograft Peritoneal Membrane

February 8, 2012 8:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

AlloMEM™ is a freeze-dried, irradiated allograft peritoneal membrane, to be used as a homologous soft tissue wound covering. AlloMEM™ will perform the same basic function in the recipient as in the donor, with membrane replacing membrane. AlloMEM™ is an excellent biological framework, suitable for use in a variety of abdomino-pelvic surgical repair procedures.


Lightweight Macroporous PP Surgical Mesh

February 6, 2012 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

VitaMESH™ BLUE Lightweight Macroporous PP Surgical Mesh is an implant suitable for differenttypes of fascial defects. VITAMESH BLUE provides the favourable compliance andhealed strength characteristics of a large pore monofilament polypropylene meshwith optimised handling and biocompatibility attributes in one high performanceimplant of lightweight condensed polypropylene (cPP).


Dissolvable Post Sinus Surgery Products

January 27, 2012 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus has announced the addition of a broad line of advanced, dissolvable sinus spacing and hemostat products to its already extensive ENT product portfolio. These products include spacers, foams and powders available in either plant-based or chitosan polysaccharide polymers. The plant-based and chitosan compositions have been formulated to improve post sinus surgery recovery, comfort and healing.

LISTED UNDER: Hemostasis Products

Hernia Repair Products

January 13, 2012 5:02 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gore Medical Products Division family of products includes surgical materials for hernia repair, soft tissue reconstruction, staple line reinforcement, and sutures for use in general surgery.


Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

January 6, 2012 6:37 am | Smith & Nephew | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew has announced the FDA clearance of the pocket-sized PICO system, a single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system. PICO is cleared for use both in a hospital and homecare setting and expands the use of NPWT from the traditional wound care population to include a wider range of patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery and general surgical procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Drainage Systems

Kind Removal Silicone Tape

December 12, 2011 5:46 am | 3M Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape, a next generation medical tape introduced by 3M Skin and Wound Care, features a new proprietary silicone adhesive technology to provide an optimal balance of reliable adhesion and gentle, atraumatic removal. The new technology allows this tape to be repositioned and removed easily from patients’ skin, minimizing the likelihood of tape-related skin injury.

LISTED UNDER: Adhesive Strips

LIQUIDBAND Topical Skin Adhesive - 2011 ESP Honorable Mention

December 9, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

LIQUIBAND® Topical Skin Adhesive from Advanced Medical Solutions combines a uniquely designed applicator with a fast-setting adhesive to facilitate precise, controlled and reliable skin closure in seconds. The winged applicator design requires low force to actuate, delivers a high tensile strength adhesive that sets in less than 30 seconds, and has a low exothermic response resulting in benefits to patients and users.

LISTED UNDER: Glue Based Closure Products

Pediatric Immobilizers

December 5, 2011 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Medi-Kid Co. offers Pediatric Immobilizers, cylindrical devices that prevent children-patients from bending specific limbs can be used for many different circumstances, during surgery, post-surgical protection, nighttime splinting and weight-bearing physical therapy. The Medi-Kid line of pediactric immobilizers can be customized with hundreds of different fabric designs, making it less likely that children will remove or complain about the device.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cleansing Kit

November 30, 2011 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Ribbon Winner - Infection Control Category This CHG skin cleansing kit from Aplicare provides a solution to help the patient become a partner in infection prevention. The kit contains a 4-oz. bottle of 2 percent or 4 percent CHG along with five ultra-soft towels for patients to cleanse with prior to surgery in order to reduce risk of cross contamination and improve patient outcomes.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Action Bandage

November 28, 2011 8:36 am | Rg Medical Diagnostics | Product Releases | Comments

Yellow Ribbon Winner - Wound Closure & Healing Category The Action Bandage from RG Medical Diagnostics is a revolutionary new secondary bandage that is designed to hold dressings in place without the need for tape, adhesives or fasteners. Action Bandage is reusable and constructed from a thermo-elastic polymer that conforms to the contours of the body without constricting, hair pulling or tearing of the skin.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings


November 28, 2011 8:21 am | Cohera Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Red Ribbon Winner - Wound Closure & Healing Category TissuGlufrom Cohera Medical, Inc. is an internal surgical adhesive for large flap surgeries, such as abdominoplasties, that helps reduce fluid accumulation and the need for postsurgical drains. Its unique chemical composition is resorbable, non-toxic, forms a strong bond between tissue layers and allows for natural healing, which ultimately may provide the patient with a quicker return to normal activity.

LISTED UNDER: Glue Based Closure Products

Knotless Wound Closure Technology

November 28, 2011 8:02 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Ribbon Winner - Wound Closure & Healing Category Covidien’s V-Loc™ device supports optimal patient outcomes by closing wounds securely—without the need to tie knots and without changing closure technique standards. The V-Loc 90 and V-Loc 180 absorbable wound closure devices give surgeons a more comprehensive solution for short and long-term wound closure needs in open and laparoscopic procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Tying Devices

Thin Absorbent Skin Adhesive

November 18, 2011 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Avery Dennison® Thin Absorbent Skin Adhesive product platform leverages a patented adhesive formulation that can be used for a broad range of applications, including wound dressings, backing material for electrodes, ostomy flanges and products for direct wound contact. The platform’s initial offering is MED 5567A, an acrylic-coated polyurethane film on a polyester release liner.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Non-Absorbable, Uni-Directional Knotless Suture

October 31, 2011 5:51 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has announced the launch of the first non-absorbable, uni-directional barbed suture, part of its family of V-Loc™ wound closure devices. The V-Loc PBT (Polybutester) non-absorbable wound closure device allows surgeons to securely close incisions without the need to tie knots. Non-absorbable sutures are used to permanently close internal and external wounds.


Echelon Flex Powered Endopath Stapler

September 27, 2011 7:51 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

To further reduce the risk of tissue trauma during laparoscopic surgery, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES), announced today the launch of the ECHELON FLEX™ Powered ENDOPATH® Stapler – the industry’s first powered endocutter with enhanced system-wide compression and stability.



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