July 13, 2012 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ACell, Inc. offers MatriStem® products that aim to maintain and support a healing environment through constructive remodeling, leaving new tissue where scar tissue formation is normally expected. Comprised of naturally-occurring urinary bladder matrix, MatriStem maintains an intact epithelial basement membrane.


Moldable Technology Skin Barriers

June 29, 2012 7:12 am | Convatec | Product Releases | Comments

ConvaTec has announced observational study results showing that use of ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers helped to maintain skin integrity and improve peristomal skin issues in stoma patients. ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers with Rebounding Memory Technology™ are the only skin barriers with a patented tri-laminate construction that actively adjusts to the shape and contours of the stoma.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

V-Loc Knotless Suturing Device

June 20, 2012 4:50 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has announced the latest addition to its growing bariatric surgery portfolio of products and services, the V-Loc™ knotless suturing device. This device is now available as a reload that works with the company’s proprietary Endo Stitch™ and SILS™ Stitch suturing devices for multi-port and single-port laparoscopic surgery.


Endo GIA Radial Reload

June 4, 2012 7:21 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has launched the Endo GIA™ Radial Reload with Tri-Staple™ technology. The Radial Reload is the newest addition to Covidien’s line of stapling products featuring Tri-Staple technology and the latest innovation in the Company’s growing colorectal surgery device portfolio.


Adhesive Film Dressing

May 15, 2012 7:08 am | Covalon Technologies Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Covalon Technologies Ltd. has announced USFDA approval of IV Clear, an antimicrobial silicone adhesive film dressing designed for securing vascular intravenous access devices. IV Clear has bonded two antimicrobials--chlorhexidine and silver--into the actual adhesive of the soft and non-sensitizing silicone that allows the clear film dressing to comfortably secure vascular access devices to the skin while providing antimicrobial protection for up to 7 days.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Orthopedic Suturing Devices

May 11, 2012 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

ATW Companies Inc. will be showcasing its “ATW Medical” brand at the MD&M East Exposition 2012. On display at the show will be prototypes of unique new orthopedic curved needle suturing devices--featuring several small and intricate moving parts made via Metal Injection Molding (MIM)--and tube cannulas.

LISTED UNDER: Suturing Device

LiquiBand Topical Skin Adhesive

April 13, 2012 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Surgical Products readers have chosen LiquiBand from Advanced Medical Solutions as the Readers' Choice product. April 13, 2012 Advanced Medical Solutions manufactures a butyl topical skin adhesive, LiquiBand, which is fast-setting and—once set—is strong, durable and effective. It provides an effective barrier against commonly encountered microorganisms, including MRSA.

LISTED UNDER: Glue Based Closure Products

Octylseal Tissue Adhesive

March 30, 2012 9:39 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Medline Industries, Inc., has introduced Octylseal, an innovative tissue adhesive which can be used to close a variety of surgical incisions and trauma-induced lacerations. Octylseal also offers optimal cosmetic results because it does not leave marks on the skin that could be made by sutures. When used in conjunction with sutures or tapes, Octylseal aids wound closure and protects against water.

LISTED UNDER: Glue Based Closure Products

Burn Dressing Glove

February 13, 2012 6:55 am | Convatec | Product Releases | Comments

ConvaTec has announced the introduction of AQUACEL® Ag BURN dressing, including a glove for use specifically in partial thickness burns to hands, where a large number of burn injuries occur. The gloves come in a range of sizes from child to adult. Flat and glove dressings are reinforced with Nylon stitching to offer patients maximum flexibility and range of motion.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Burn Dressing

February 10, 2012 8:50 am | Convatec | Product Releases | Comments

ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced the introduction of AQUACEL® Ag BURN dressing, a new wound dressing for the management of partial thickness burns (PTBs) and donor sites. AQUACEL® Ag BURN dressing incorporates the company’s proprietary Hydrofiber® Technology, which has been shown in an in-vitro study to lock in fluid and trap bacteria and to contour closely to uneven wound surfaces.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Allograft Peritoneal Membrane

February 8, 2012 8:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

AlloMEM™ is a freeze-dried, irradiated allograft peritoneal membrane, to be used as a homologous soft tissue wound covering. AlloMEM™ will perform the same basic function in the recipient as in the donor, with membrane replacing membrane. AlloMEM™ is an excellent biological framework, suitable for use in a variety of abdomino-pelvic surgical repair procedures.


Lightweight Macroporous PP Surgical Mesh

February 6, 2012 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

VitaMESH™ BLUE Lightweight Macroporous PP Surgical Mesh is an implant suitable for differenttypes of fascial defects. VITAMESH BLUE provides the favourable compliance andhealed strength characteristics of a large pore monofilament polypropylene meshwith optimised handling and biocompatibility attributes in one high performanceimplant of lightweight condensed polypropylene (cPP).


Dissolvable Post Sinus Surgery Products

January 27, 2012 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus has announced the addition of a broad line of advanced, dissolvable sinus spacing and hemostat products to its already extensive ENT product portfolio. These products include spacers, foams and powders available in either plant-based or chitosan polysaccharide polymers. The plant-based and chitosan compositions have been formulated to improve post sinus surgery recovery, comfort and healing.

LISTED UNDER: Hemostasis Products

Hernia Repair Products

January 13, 2012 5:02 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gore Medical Products Division family of products includes surgical materials for hernia repair, soft tissue reconstruction, staple line reinforcement, and sutures for use in general surgery.


Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

January 6, 2012 6:37 am | Smith & Nephew | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew has announced the FDA clearance of the pocket-sized PICO system, a single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system. PICO is cleared for use both in a hospital and homecare setting and expands the use of NPWT from the traditional wound care population to include a wider range of patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery and general surgical procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Drainage Systems


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