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Sealing And Cutting Device

November 28, 2012 10:18 am | by Aesculap | Product Releases | Comments

Aesculap, Inc. announces its Caiman 5 sealing and cutting device. Caiman 5 features a proprietary hinged jaw which provides balanced tissue compression proximally and distally. As a result, energy delivered to the tissue’s surface creates a clean, even seal, free of charring, reducing the need to seal tissue twice.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

iDrive Ultra Powered Stapling System

November 26, 2012 10:11 am | by Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has introduced the iDrive Ultra Powered Stapling System. The system is a fully powered, reusable, battery-operated endoscopic surgical stapler. Featuring one-handed push-button operation, it eliminates manual firing force and improves maneuverability when compared to traditional endomechanical staplers.

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Trendelenburg Positioner

November 20, 2012 10:23 am | by AliMed | AliMed, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The AliMed Trendelenburg Positioner uses a unique method in order to secure patients in extreme position in place. An “anchor” secures around the base, keeping the patient from sliding (often called the “Trendelenburg Slide”). The positioner also incorporates integrated methods to secure the arms in place while safely stopping patients from sliding.

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AQUACEL Ag EXTRA

November 12, 2012 12:43 pm | Convatec | Product Releases | Comments

ConvaTec has announced the AQUACEL® Ag EXTRA™ wound dressing that incorporates strengthening fibers, making it especially appropriate for managing highly exuding wounds when strength and absorbency is needed most.

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Jackson-Pratt Surgical Wound Drain Portfolio

November 9, 2012 12:36 pm | Cardinal Health | Product Releases | Comments

Cardinal Health has expanded its Jackson-Pratt® Surgical Wound Drain category, which now includes a more comprehensive selection of high-quality active and passive surgical wound drain systems. 

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iDrive Ultra Powered Stapling System

September 25, 2012 6:30 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has introduced the iDrive Ultra Powered Stapling System. The system is a fully powered, reusable, battery-operated endoscopic surgical stapler. Featuring one-handed push-button operation, it eliminates manual firing force and improves maneuverability when compared to traditional endomechanical staplers.

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WECK EFx Endo Fascial Closure System

September 12, 2012 7:53 am | Teleflex Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Teleflex introduces the WECK EFx Endo fascial closure system which is designed to minimize complications and costs associated with post-operative port-site herniation by providing reproducible, uniform closure. The tapered body designed is made to accommodate various port-site dimateres, and the guide channels reduce the risk of needle stick injury.

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Vertessa Mesh

August 21, 2012 7:04 am | Caldera Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Caldera Medical has introduced a polypropylene mesh designed specifically for use in sacrocolpopexy procedures. The pore size of approximately 1000 microns is designed for maximal macrophage movement and tissue ingrowth. The lightweight and thin material provides suture pull-out force of 11.8 pounds.

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Wittmann Patch

July 30, 2012 5:01 am | Starsurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Starsurgical, Inc. offers the Wittmann Patch, a temporary adjustable hook and loop mesh for closing acute open abdomens and giant ventral hernias. It prevents lateral retraction, restores midline anatomy and avoids component separation and bridging mesh. A bolster placement technique preserves the midline fascia for final closure.

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GORE BIO-A Tissue Reinforcement

July 27, 2012 4:49 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

W.L. Gore and Associates has introduced GORE BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement, a uniquely designed web of biocompatible synthetic polymers that are gradually absorbed by the body. Its 3D matrix of open, interconnected pores facilitates cell infiltration and tissue generation, leaving no permanent material behind.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

AQUACEL Foam Dressing

July 27, 2012 4:39 am | Convatec | Product Releases | Comments

ConvaTec, has introduced the AQUACEL® foam dressing, a product that combines a soft absorbent foam pad with the benefits of the AQUACEL interface which maintains a moist wound environment and prevents lateral spread of fluids. It has a waterproof barrier that allows for the evaporation of excess moisture and protection against viral and bacterial penetration.

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VitaMesh Blue

July 25, 2012 7:20 am | Proxy Biomedical, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Proxy Biomedical Inc.’s VitaMesh™ Blue Lightweight Macroporous PP Surgical Mesh is an implant suitable for different types of facial defects. Vitamesh Blue provides the compliance and healed strength characteristics of a large pore monofilament polypropylene mesh with handling and biocompatibility attributes in one implant of lightweight condensed polypropylene.

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STAR Patch

July 20, 2012 10:46 am | Novamedicus | Product Releases | Comments

Novomedicus’s STAR Patch is anadjustable fascial expander prosthesis for the temporary bridging of abdominal wall incisions where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. The device enables temporary closure of the abdominal cavity, prevents exogenous contamination of the wound and permits exact measurements of peritoneal fluid loss.

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XCM Biologic

July 20, 2012 4:57 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Synthes Inc. has launched the XCM BiologicTM Tissue Matrix, a non-crosslinked porcine dermis. The XCM disinfects the tissue, inactivates viruses and removes cells while maintaining natural extracellular matrix components and minimizing damage to the tissue architecture. XCM is ready-to-use, right out of the package with no hydrating or rinsing required.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

IV Clear Film Dressing

July 16, 2012 10:47 am | Covalon Technologies Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Covalon Technologies Ltd. has announced IV Clear™, a breakthrough antimicrobial silicone adhesive film dressing designed for securing vascular intravenous access devices. IV Clear combines the comfort of skin-friendly silicone adhesive technology with the advanced antimicrobial protection of two gold-standard antimicrobial agents– chlorhexidine and silver.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

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