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Suture Solutions

August 3, 2010 6:18 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. offers multiple suture solutions for wound closure. According to the company, the MONOCRYL* Plus Antibacterial (Poliglecaprone 25) Suture offers: Protection for subcuticular closure and soft tissue approximation wound support for approximately 14 days Consistent absorption rate with a predictable decrease in tensile strength Smoothness of MONOCRYL Plus Suture results in less tissue drag than chromic gut sutures and braided synthetic absorbable sutures6 Knot security Coated VICRYL* Plus Antibacterial (Polyglactin 910) Sutures provide: Protection and strength for tissue approximation Wound support for approximately 4 weeks Knot snug-down, first-throw hold security and no tissue tearing A critical wound-healing period of 3 to 4 weeks PDS* Plus Antibacterial (Polydioxanone) Suture features: Protection and strength for slow-healing tissue Provides wound support for approximately 6 weeks A stronger suture with greater pliability Smooth passage through tissue For more information, visit www.

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Articulating Suturing Device

August 2, 2010 7:37 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien introduces the SILS™ Stitch articulating suturing device for advanced laparoscopic surgery, including SILS single-incision procedures. The new SILS Stitch instrument is an automated suturing device with articulating features and a rotating tip for optimal mobility.

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Barrier Gauze Wound Care Dressings

July 20, 2010 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.’s NIMBUS™ (Novel Intrinsically MicroBonded Utility Substrate) employs a family of advanced antimicrobial polymers that destroy bacteria at the cellular level, thereby eliminating the risk of developing drug resistance. Unlike any other microbicide on the market today, NIMBUS works by creating a permanent bond with a multitude of substrates (without leaching) and is less than 10% the cost of similar silver-based antimicrobials.

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Surgical Stapler

July 14, 2010 6:50 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien offers the Duet TRS™ Reload with Tissue Reinforcement. The Duet TRS Reload is an endoscopic stapler used in laparoscopic surgery to transect and staple tissue. The Duet TRS Reload is the only stapler of its kind that comes preloaded with a synthetic absorbable reinforcement material on each anvil and cartridge.

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Vitagel Surgical Hemostat

July 2, 2010 6:38 am | Orthovita | Product Releases | Comments

Vitagel Surgical Hemostat is a FDA approved Class III medical device used to control bleeding and facilitate healing while utilizing the patient's own biology. Vitagel is the only product of its kind to combine microfibrillar collagen and thrombin in combination with the patient's own plasma (fibrinogen and platelets).

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Laparoscopic Hernia Mesh Placement Tool

June 29, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Israel's PolyTouch Medical has received FDA clearance to market its PatchAssist laparoscopic hernia mesh placement device, Medgadget recently reported. The tool was developed to allow surgeons a more predictable and standardized approach to apply hernia patches. Realizing the need for an accurate and easy mesh deployment and placement technique, PolyTouch Medical has developed PatchAssist, a novel mesh deployment and placement technique for laparoscopic hernia repair.

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New Endoscopic Stapling Technology

June 29, 2010 6:14 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien (NYSE: COV) introduces its proprietary Tri-Staple™ technology platform for endoscopic stapling. The technology enables surgeons to use staplers in a wider variety of laparoscopic procedures and in a broader range of tissue thicknesses than ever before. The new Endo GIA stapling system includes an ergonomically enhanced, lightweight handle designed for precise control.

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Simple And Effective Control

June 28, 2010 6:51 am | CryoLife, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

BioGlue® and HemoStase™ from CryoLife offer safe, simple and effective solutions to meet a surgeon’s product needs in procedures ranging from the most diffuse bleeding situation to the most complex cardiovascular procedure. Product features include: BioGlue, which seals, reinforces and adheres tissues in cardiac and vascular surgical procedures.

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Flexible Hemostatic Dressing Improves Comfort And Care

June 28, 2010 6:50 am | Hemcon Medical Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. introduces the flexible-by-design, HemCon® Patch for use for external, temporary control of bleeding during interventional and diagnostic cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology, electrophysiology and dialysis access procedures.

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Hemostatic Bandages For Catheterization

June 28, 2010 6:49 am | Z-Medica Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Medica Corporation announces the QuikClot® Interventional™ hemostatic bandage. A primary application of the bandage is to control arterial and venous bleeding following cardiac catheterization or other vascular access procedures. According to the company, features include: Indication for use in the local management and control of external bleeding from vascular access sites and percutaneous catheters or tubes utilizing sheaths of up to 12 Fr.

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Abdominal Wound Closure System

June 4, 2010 6:34 am | Canica Design, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ABRA Abdominal Wall Closure System is part of the line of Canica Dynamic Wound Closure Systems, which allows users to control domain and achieve delayed primary closure of retracted wounds in normal and Bariatric patients. The ABRA System provides surgical dynamic reduction for full thickness, severely retracted abdominal defects.

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Device For Knotless Tissue Repair

June 2, 2010 7:33 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien (NYSE: COV) announces the global launch of the V-Loc™ 90 device, expanding its family of V-Loc™ absorbable wound closure devices. This latest addition to Covidien’s knotless wound closure product line received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 11, 2010.

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Repair Patch

May 27, 2010 12:48 pm | Synovis Surgical Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

Synovis® Surgical Innovations; Supple Peri-Guard® Repair Patch is derived from bovine pericardium that has been sourced using stringent criteria and manufactured with the company’s exclusive Apex Processing® and certified manufacturing practices. The product can be used as a prosthesis for pericardial closure and soft tissue deficiencies, which include: Defects of the abdominal and thoracic wall.

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Hemorrhoid Stapling Technology

May 26, 2010 9:00 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien introduces the EEA™ Hemorrhoid & Prolapse Stapler Set with DST Series™ Technology. According to the company, the new instrumentation features advances in hemorrhoid stapler technology and design that address what surgeons say are their biggest challenges in performing the hemorrhoidopexy procedure.

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V-Patch For Soft Tissue Repair

May 25, 2010 7:43 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Atrium’s latest innovation in soft tissue repair, C-QUR™ V-Patch, combines the clinically-proven performance of ProLite™ polypropylene mesh with an all-natural, pharmaceutical grade Omega 3 fatty acid (O3FA) bioabsorbable coating and advanced deployment technology.

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