Biodesign Surgisis® Fistula Plug

November 13, 2009 5:12 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from Cook Medical, the Biodesign Fistula Plug set includes the accessory products necessary for best-practices anal fistula repair. The success of the sphincter-sparing procedure can be enhanced by the standardization of technique, adequate tract preparation and proper patient selection.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Wound Dressing With Antimicrobial/Barrier Technology

November 13, 2009 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a company specializing in advanced wound care, announces that the Food and Drug Administration has issued its Guidance Document to support the classification of the Company's BIOGUARD™ barrier gauze wound dressings as Class II medical devices.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Wound Closure Using “Shoelace” Configuration

November 9, 2009 6:33 am | Wound Care Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DermaClose can be used on any size linear wound device using one or more of the DermaClose™RC devices in a “shoelace” configuration. The “shoelace” technique provides considerable flexibility by utilizing constant force tension on opposing wound margins using any number of configurations.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Video: Wound Closure Device

November 3, 2009 11:34 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien (NYSE: COV) introduces the V-Loc™ absorbable wound closure device, the first surgical device of its kind to feature unidirectional barbed technology that enables surgeons to close dermal wounds quickly and securely without tying knots.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Neurostimulator Device For Treatment Of OSA

October 28, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

ImThera Medical, Inc. unveils its new product, the aura6000™ neurostimulation system for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). According to the company, more than 800,000 patients in the US are annually diagnosed with OSA. While Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the established therapy, studies show that only 54 percent of patients comply with CPAP.

LISTED UNDER: Muscle Stimulators

Mechanical Performance, All-Natural Coating

October 2, 2009 7:22 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Atrium Medical Corporation introduces its C-QUR™ V-Patch, indicated for use in the surgical repair and reinforcement of soft tissue, including hernia repair. Features of the product include: A combination of mechanical performance with the inflammation reducing properties of an all-natural Omega 3 fatty acid bioabsorbable coating.


Self-Gripping Mesh

October 2, 2009 7:10 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Parietex™ ProGrip™ Mesh from Covidien is the a self-gripping, semi-resorbable, lightweight mesh available for open inguinal hernia repair. Features of the biocomponent mesh include: Monofilament polyester (PET). A resorbable polylactic acid (PLA) gripping system.


Puncture Closure Device

September 15, 2009 12:06 pm | Ranfac Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Ranfac Corporation introduces a Puncture Closure Device that permits multiple closures in a single device. The Puncture Closure Device offers: One hand operation. The ability for the surgeon to rapidly close multiple trocar sites securely and safely in a single device. The ability to be used to tack up hernia mesh prior to final placement, to ligate abdominal wall bleeding and for percutaneous suturing.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Preloaded Endoscopic Stapler

September 15, 2009 11:58 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien presents the Duet TRS™ Reload with Tissue Reinforcement (for use with ENDO GIA™ Universal handles), an endoscopic stapler preloaded with tissue reinforcement material, which is a synthetic absorbable polymer that remains flat and secure during placement and manipulation on tissue.


C-QUR™ Mesh

September 11, 2009 7:03 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

C-QUR™ Mesh combines Atrium’s ProLite™ polypropylene mesh material with an all-natural Omega 3 bioabsorbable coating derived from highly-purified, contaminant-free, pharmaceutical-grade fish oil. This proprietary blend of natural Omega 3 fatty acids, alcohols and triglycerides aids mechanical handling and healing properties.


Rebound HRD V Hernia Repair

September 11, 2009 6:50 am | Minnesota Medical Development Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Rebound HRD V from Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. is a self-expanding Nitinol framed/surgical mesh medical device designed for the laparoscopic repair of ventral and incisional hernias.The super-elastic Nitinol frame allows the device to be folded and inserted laparoscopically through an access port or small incision.


Fixation Device And Mesh

September 9, 2009 6:19 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien offers the AbsorbaTack™ 20 Short Fixation Device and Parietex™ Composite Open Skirt (PCO OS) Mesh, an open ventral hernia repair system featuring: A 20-tack, short shaft fixation device. Skirted hydrophilic polyester and collagen composite mesh. A design for ergonomic access to the defect site and patient comfort.


Infection-Resistant Hernia Graft

September 9, 2009 6:18 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Cook Medical’s Biodesign Hernia Graft combines attributes of a biologic graft— resistance to infection and complete remodeling—with the added benefits of moderate price, ease of use and ample shelf life for on-site availability. Features of the graft include: Upon deployment, the ability for the graft to reinforce the abdominal wall.


Soft Tissue Repair With Omega-3 Technology

July 23, 2009 12:15 pm | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

caption Atrium has brought new innovations to soft tissue repair with advances in Omega 3 absorbable coating technology. C-QUR Edge™ mesh exhibits: Extraordinary handling. A wide selection of shapes and sizes in configurations for intraperitoneal applications.


Large-Pore Mesh

July 23, 2009 12:04 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

GORE INFINIT Mesh is a 100 percent monofilament, large-pore knitted surgical mesh. Features include: Construction entirely of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Combination of the chemical inertness of the PTFE polymer in a large-pore structure of GORE INFINIT Mesh offers surgeons and their patients advantages over polypropylene and polyester meshes.



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