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V-Patch For Hernia Repair

May 25, 2011 5:51 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Atrium Medical’s C-QUR™ V-Patch combines ProLite™ polypropylene mesh with an all-natural, pharmaceutical grade Omega 3 fatty acid (O3FA) bioabsorbable coating and advanced deployment technology. According to the company, features include: A design for the repair of small hernias such as umbilical, epigastric and trocar site defects.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh
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Sequential Suture Holder™

May 16, 2011 6:56 am | Germedusa Inc | Product Releases | Comments

GerMedUSA Inc. announces the distribution of the patent pending Vijay-Robinson Sequential Suture Holder™, also known as the Sequential Suture Holder™. This surgical instrument was invented by Dr. R. Vijay, a well-known and respected member of the cardiac surgery community.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures

Absorbable Wound Closure Device

April 26, 2011 6:42 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien’s V-Loc™ Absorbable Wound Closure Device supports optimal patient outcomes by closing wounds securely – without the need to tie knots and without changing your standard closure technique.  The V-Loc™ 90and 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: Sutures

RECOTHROM® Thrombin

April 19, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

RECOTHROM is human thrombin that is produced via recombinant DNA technology from a genetically modified CHO cell line; it is not derived from animal or human blood.  RECOTHROM is indicated as an aid to hemostasis whenever oozing blood and minor bleeding from capillaries and small venules is accessible and control of bleeding by standard surgical techniques (such as suture, ligature, or cautery) is ineffective or impractical.

LISTED UNDER: Hemostasis Products

Wittmann Patch®

April 12, 2011 5:44 am | Novomedicus | Product Releases | Comments | LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Wound Debridement & Cleansing System

March 18, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

An alternative to saline irrigation, IrriMax® Corporation introduces IrriSept®, a FDA-cleared wound debridement and cleansing system containing chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG). The 0.05 percent CHG concentration in IrriSept has been shown effective in laboratory testing against a variety of bacteria and fungi, including Staph and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

LISTED UNDER: Wound Cleaning

MEDIHONEY® Gel

March 4, 2011 5:21 am | Derma Sciences | Product Releases | Comments

Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCI) announces receipt of 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Company's patent-pending MEDIHONEY® Gel Wound and Burn Dressing. This latest MEDIHONEY line extension is dispensed from a tube and is comprised of Active Manuka (Leptospermum) honey blended with natural-based gelling agents.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Incision Management System

March 2, 2011 5:07 am | Kci | Product Releases | Comments

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. introduces the Prevena™ Incision Management System. The system leverages negative pressure wound therapy with the V.A.C.® Therapy System, which is used to treat complex open wounds since its introduction. The Prevena™ System is expected to be used most often for linear incisions associated with general surgery, OB/GYN, orthopedic and cardiothoracic incisions.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Measuring Devices

Liquid Adhesive

March 2, 2011 5:06 am | Eloquest Healthcare, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mastisol® liquid adhesive is a latex-free clinically proven solution that will help prevent dislodgement of devices and reduce risk of adhesive failures across a range of procedures and applications: IV dressings Endotracheal intubation Wound closure strips Central line dressings Wound V.

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Surgical Staplers

February 18, 2011 4:12 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien introduces the Endo GIA™ curved tip and black reloads with Tri-Staple™ technology. The curved tip reload is a surgical stapling device that features: A curved tip for improved maneuverability around hard-to-reach tissues and vessels. Blunt dissection during minimally invasive procedures such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to remove a portion of the lung.

LISTED UNDER: Staplers

C-QUR™ TacShield Mesh

February 9, 2011 5:17 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

C-QUR™ TacShield combines Atrium’s clinically proven ProLite™ polypropylene mesh with an all-natural, Omega 3 fatty acid bioabsorbable coating.  TacShield is designed for ease of placement and fixation in open ventral hernia repair. For more information, visit www.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Soft Tissue Repair Mesh

February 9, 2011 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Biomerix Corporation has received CE Mark approval for its REVIVE™ soft tissue repair mesh allowing for the marketing of REVIVE in all European Union member (EU) states. REVIVE received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2009.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Thermal Imaging Predicts Pressure Ulcers

January 24, 2011 6:35 am | Woundvision™ | Product Releases | Comments

WoundVision™ introduces a revolutionary predictive bedside thermographic imaging system. The WoundVision system brings knowledge bedside by acquiring, analyzing and applying essential patient data to inform healthcare providers in the development of effective treatment and care plans.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Measuring Devices

System Predicts Pressure Ulcers

December 7, 2010 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

WoundVision™ introduces a revolutionary predictive bedside thermographic imaging system. The WoundVision system brings knowledge bedside by acquiring, analyzing and applying essential patient data to inform healthcare providers in the development of effective treatment and care plans.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Measuring Devices

Powered Stapling System

December 7, 2010 5:58 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien (NYSE: COV) announces 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the iDrive™ powered stapling system. This reusable stapling platform is battery-powered, enabling one-handed push-button operation of all primary controls and a reduction in the required firing force when compared to traditional endomechanical surgical staplers.

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