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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
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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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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).

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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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Kind Removal Silicone Tape

December 12, 2011 5:46 am | 3M Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape, a next generation medical tape introduced by 3M Skin and Wound Care, features a new proprietary silicone adhesive technology to provide an optimal balance of reliable adhesion and gentle, atraumatic removal. The new technology allows this tape to be repositioned and removed easily from patients’ skin, minimizing the likelihood of tape-related skin injury.

LISTED UNDER: Adhesive Strips

LIQUIDBAND Topical Skin Adhesive - 2011 ESP Honorable Mention

December 9, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

LIQUIBAND® Topical Skin Adhesive from Advanced Medical Solutions combines a uniquely designed applicator with a fast-setting adhesive to facilitate precise, controlled and reliable skin closure in seconds. The winged applicator design requires low force to actuate, delivers a high tensile strength adhesive that sets in less than 30 seconds, and has a low exothermic response resulting in benefits to patients and users.

LISTED UNDER: Glue Based Closure Products

Pediatric Immobilizers

December 5, 2011 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Medi-Kid Co. offers Pediatric Immobilizers, cylindrical devices that prevent children-patients from bending specific limbs can be used for many different circumstances, during surgery, post-surgical protection, nighttime splinting and weight-bearing physical therapy. The Medi-Kid line of pediactric immobilizers can be customized with hundreds of different fabric designs, making it less likely that children will remove or complain about the device.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cleansing Kit

November 30, 2011 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Ribbon Winner - Infection Control Category This CHG skin cleansing kit from Aplicare provides a solution to help the patient become a partner in infection prevention. The kit contains a 4-oz. bottle of 2 percent or 4 percent CHG along with five ultra-soft towels for patients to cleanse with prior to surgery in order to reduce risk of cross contamination and improve patient outcomes.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Action Bandage

November 28, 2011 8:36 am | Rg Medical Diagnostics | Product Releases | Comments

Yellow Ribbon Winner - Wound Closure & Healing Category The Action Bandage from RG Medical Diagnostics is a revolutionary new secondary bandage that is designed to hold dressings in place without the need for tape, adhesives or fasteners. Action Bandage is reusable and constructed from a thermo-elastic polymer that conforms to the contours of the body without constricting, hair pulling or tearing of the skin.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

TissuGlu

November 28, 2011 8:21 am | Cohera Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Red Ribbon Winner - Wound Closure & Healing Category TissuGlufrom Cohera Medical, Inc. is an internal surgical adhesive for large flap surgeries, such as abdominoplasties, that helps reduce fluid accumulation and the need for postsurgical drains. Its unique chemical composition is resorbable, non-toxic, forms a strong bond between tissue layers and allows for natural healing, which ultimately may provide the patient with a quicker return to normal activity.

LISTED UNDER: Glue Based Closure Products

Knotless Wound Closure Technology

November 28, 2011 8:02 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Ribbon Winner - Wound Closure & Healing Category Covidien’s V-Loc™ device supports optimal patient outcomes by closing wounds securely—without the need to tie knots and without changing closure technique standards. The V-Loc 90 and V-Loc 180 absorbable wound closure devices give surgeons a more comprehensive solution for short and long-term wound closure needs in open and laparoscopic procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Tying Devices

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