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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.

LISTED UNDER: Staplers

Hernia Graft With Long-Term Strength

November 29, 2010 4:49 am | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cook Medical offers the Biodesign™ Hernia Graft, a product in which a five-year study recently demonstrated that it possesses the clinically important strength of non-absorbable mesh, while providing the benefit of decreased infection complications of absorbable mesh.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Synthetic Surgical Sealant

November 24, 2010 4:14 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON™ OMNEX™ Surgical Sealant, ETHICON™ Biosurgery’s first synthetic sealant designed to achieve adjunctive hemostasis (stoppage of bleeding) in vascular reconstructions by mechanically sealing areas of leakage. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted approval of the Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for ETHICON™ OMNEX™ Surgical Sealant.

LISTED UNDER: Fibrin Sealants
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Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Solution

November 15, 2010 5:52 am | Davol, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

BARD’s™ SORBAFIX™ Absorbable Fixation System and SEPRAMESH™ IP Composite create a complete system for LIVH that result in a strong repair while leaving less foreign material behind. The SorbaFix™ Absorbable Fixation System is pre-loaded with either 15 or 30 absorbable fasteners that are deployed via a 5mm, low-profile delivery system.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Endoscopic Suturing System

November 5, 2010 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that their newly launched OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System has recently been employed in several, first-in-human cases. OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System is a unique device that mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures

Wound Drains

November 1, 2010 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cardinal Health offers a complete line of reservoirs and wound drains from Jackson-Pratt®, including classic perforated-style drains and silicone channel drains that provide improved drainage and high-tensile strength. The company’s wound drain portfolio also includes the uniquely designed Hemaduct® wound drain, which features a system of multiple ducts and lumens interconnected through a series of internal portals to provide more effective distribution of suction and fluid flow.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Drainage Systems

Biologic Grafts For Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

October 26, 2010 5:51 am | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Plastic surgeons treating patients faced with the difficult decision of reconstructive surgery after mastectomy now have access to breakthrough treatment options with Cook Medical's Biodesign® Tissue Generation Matrix and Biodesign Nipple Reconstruction Cylinder. Designed to signal the body to encourage rapid tissue remodeling, the Biodesign grafts strike a critical balance of strength and flexibility that achieve aesthetically pleasing results.

LISTED UNDER: Biologic Grafts

Articulating Endocutter

October 25, 2010 6:12 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

The ECHELON FLEX™ ENDOPATH® Stapler from Ethicon Endo-Surgery is an articulating endocutter that offers enhanced system-wide compression, which is key in achieving a uniform, hemostatic staple line. The stapler has also been proven to deliver superior staple formation, even in thick tissue.

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Veritas® Collagen Matrix

October 19, 2010 7:15 am | Synovis Surgical Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

Synovis Surgical Innovations’ Veritas Collagen Matrix is an effective solution for abdominal wall reconstruction as it rapidly revascularizes and repopulates by surrounding host tissue. According to the company, additional features include: Minimizes tissue attachment to viscera.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

AlloSkin™ Wound Care

October 15, 2010 6:43 am | Allosource | Product Releases | Comments

AlloSkin™ is a 1:1 meshed human skin graft obtained from cadaveric tissue. AlloSkin is extensively tested, cleaned and cryopreserved to maintain cellular structure, proteins, collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), cytokine mediators and growth factors. AlloSkin consists of epidermis and partial dermis Characteristics include: Easy handling: pliable and stretchable.

LISTED UNDER: Biologic Grafts

Flexible Composite Mesh

October 11, 2010 6:35 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

                                  Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Flexible Composite Mesh.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Smaller Hernia Repair

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The V-Patch from Atrium is designed for the repair of small hernias such as umbilical, epigastric and trocar site defects. The exclusive Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Coated Reinforcement Washer allows for easy implantation of the device through a small defect, and a unique design enables the implant to lay flat against the abdominal wall in maintaining a smooth contact surface for incorporation in and around the defect.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

C-QUR™ Mesh

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Booth # 905 C-QUR™ Mesh combines the clinically proven ProLite™ polypropylene mesh with an all natural Omega 3 fatty acid (O3FA) bioabsorbable coating.  Carefully researched and tested, C-QUR™ combines ideal mechanical performance and advanced O3FA technology to provide for a strong hernia repair with a more natural healing response and less tenacious tissue attachment.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

C-QUR™ V-Patch

September 16, 2010 9:40 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The V-Patch is designed for the repair of small hernias such as umbilical, epigastric, and trocar site defects. The exclusive Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Coated Reinforcement Washer allows for easy implantation of the device through a small defect. A unique design enables the implant to lay flat uniformly against the abdominal wall and maintain a smooth contact surface for incorporation in and around the defect.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Adhesive Seals Out Bacteria

August 6, 2010 7:23 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ETHICON Products offers the DERMABOND Topical Skin Adhesive (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) that can act as a barrier against bacterial microbes. The microbial barrier provided by DERMABOND Adhesive seals out the most common infection-causing bacteria, including certain staph, pseudomonas and E.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

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