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ARTISS Fibrin Sealant

September 19, 2011 6:16 am | Baxter Healthcare Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Baxter International Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication of ARTISS [Fibrin Sealant (Human)] to include adhering tissue flaps during facial rhytidectomy surgery (face-lift). ARTISS is the only premixed, ready-to-use fibrin sealant specifically indicated for tissue adherence in facial rhytidectomy and burn surgeries.

LISTED UNDER: Fibrin Sealants
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Cohera Medical Recieves Approval For TissuGlu

September 14, 2011 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a rapidly growing medical device company, announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for its lead product, TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive. CE Mark approval allows TissuGlu to be sold in the European Union. TissuGlu is an internal surgical adhesive for large flap surgeries, such as abdominoplasties, that helps reduce fluid accumulation and the need for postsurgical drains.

LISTED UNDER: Glue Based Closure Products

STAR Patch from Novomedicus

September 13, 2011 9:03 am | Novamedicus | Product Releases | Comments

The STAR Patch™ (or Artificial Bur) from Novomedicus is an adjustable fascial expander prosthesis for the temporary bridging of abdominal wall incisions where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. Manufactured in Germany with both CE and FDA approval, the STAR Hypopack is a convenience kit that consists of an improved STAR Patch™ and the basic materials needed to establish a hypobaric/vacuum (or negative pressure) wound dressing after the STAR Patch™ has been sutured in place.

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STAR Patch™

September 7, 2011 6:31 am | Novomedicus | Product Releases | Comments

The STAR Patch™ (or Artificial Bur) from Novomedicus is an adjustable fascial expander prosthesis for the temporary bridging of abdominal wall incisions where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. Manufactured in Germany with both CE and FDA approval, the STAR Hypopack is a convenience kit that consists of an improved STAR Patch™ and the basic materials needed to establish a hypobaric/vacuum (or negative pressure) wound dressing after the STAR Patch™ has been sutured in place.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

ClipVac™ Hair Removal System

August 31, 2011 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ClipVac™ System from Surgical Site Solutions removes body hair from patients prior to surgery in a far more efficient and effective manner than current methods. This innovative, patent pending system utilizes a small rechargeable portable vacuum coupled with an operating room grade disposable filter, flexible tube and a suction port that fits most current clippers.

LISTED UNDER: Suture Removal Products

Mesh Deployment Device

August 16, 2011 6:32 am | Davol, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Davol Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc. announces the launch of a new mesh deployment device: the Echo PS™ Positioning System. Davol's newest technology facilitates optimal mesh deployment during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair by eliminating some of the challenges of placing and positioning mesh.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement

August 10, 2011 7:11 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A synthetic alternative to biologics, GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement is a bioabsorbable scaffold designed to facilitate tissue generation. The uniquely designed web of biocompatible synthetic polymers is absorbed gradually by the body, while its three-dimensional matrix of open, highly interconnected pores facilitates tissue generation and healing.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

FIXT™ Suturing Device

August 10, 2011 7:11 am | Bard | Product Releases | Comments

For deep sutures in tight operating spaces, intuitive, easy-to-wield tools are key to maximizing accuracy and minimizing patient trauma. You need an introducer that works as simply and solidly as your own hand — in a fraction of the space, with a fraction of the effort.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures

Secondary Bandage

July 26, 2011 6:27 am | Rg Medical Diagnostics | Product Releases | Comments

The Action Bandage from RG Medical Diagnostics is a 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

C-QUR TacShield™ With Mesh Apron

July 18, 2011 6:35 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

caption Atrium’s advanced C-QUR TacShield™ Mesh is designed for ease of handling during the surgical repair of mid and large sized open ventral hernias. Combining the clinically proven ProLite™ polypropylene monofilament with omega-3 fatty acid coating technology, TacShield combines ideal mechanical strength properties with stunning handling and conformance by use of a symmetrical mesh apron for fixation guidance, stability and protection.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement

June 29, 2011 7:43 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement is a proven bioabsorbable staple line reinforcement that consists of a unique, patented synthetic tissue scaffold that helps to provide more consistent, predictable performance. For more information, visit www.

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MIS Suturing Devices

June 29, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

EndoEvolution, LLC offers the SuturTek Endo360°Minimally Invasive Suturing Devices™. According to the company, features of the product line include: Longer devices for use in laparoscopy. Shorter devices for natural orifice and conventional, open surgery applications.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures

Thin Dressing Designed To Improve Conformability

June 13, 2011 5:52 am | Convatec | Product Releases | Comments

ConvaTec introduces a new and improved version of Versiva® XC® dressing. The new Versiva® XC® dressing is thinner and designed to improve the ability to conform to the body.   The new and improved Versiva® XC® dressing includes a thinner layer of adhesive, making it 40% more conformable at its border.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Suturing Device For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repairs

June 10, 2011 6:28 am | C.R Bard | Product Releases | Comments

For deep sutures in tight operating spaces, intuitive, easy-to-wield tools are key to maximizing accuracy and minimizing patient trauma.  You need an introducer that works as simply and solidly as your own hand—in a fraction of the space, with a fraction of the effort.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures

Self-Fixating Mesh

May 25, 2011 5:53 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Parietex ProGrip™ Self-Fixating mesh offers microgrip technology and provides immediate fixation and even distribution of tension for patient comfort. The resorbable polylactic acid (PLA) microgrips enable surgeons to position and place the mesh in under 60 seconds without the use of additional fixation.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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