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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.

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Thin Absorbent Skin Adhesive

November 18, 2011 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Avery Dennison® Thin Absorbent Skin Adhesive product platform leverages a patented adhesive formulation that can be used for a broad range of applications, including wound dressings, backing material for electrodes, ostomy flanges and products for direct wound contact. The platform’s initial offering is MED 5567A, an acrylic-coated polyurethane film on a polyester release liner.

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Non-Absorbable, Uni-Directional Knotless Suture

October 31, 2011 5:51 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has announced the launch of the first non-absorbable, uni-directional barbed suture, part of its family of V-Loc™ wound closure devices. The V-Loc PBT (Polybutester) non-absorbable wound closure device allows surgeons to securely close incisions without the need to tie knots. Non-absorbable sutures are used to permanently close internal and external wounds.

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Echelon Flex Powered Endopath Stapler

September 27, 2011 7:51 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

To further reduce the risk of tissue trauma during laparoscopic surgery, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES), announced today the launch of the ECHELON FLEX™ Powered ENDOPATH® Stapler – the industry’s first powered endocutter with enhanced system-wide compression and stability.

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The FDA Approves ARTISS For Rhytidectomy Surgery

September 19, 2011 6:16 am | Baxter Healthcare Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Baxter International Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication of ARTISS [Fibrin Sealant (Human)] to include adhering tissue flaps during facial rhytidectomy surgery (face-lift). ARTISS is the only premixed, ready-to-use fibrin sealant specifically indicated for tissue adherence in facial rhytidectomy and burn surgeries.

LISTED UNDER: Fibrin Sealants

ARTISS Fibrin Sealant

September 19, 2011 6:16 am | Baxter Healthcare Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Baxter International Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication of ARTISS [Fibrin Sealant (Human)] to include adhering tissue flaps during facial rhytidectomy surgery (face-lift). ARTISS is the only premixed, ready-to-use fibrin sealant specifically indicated for tissue adherence in facial rhytidectomy and burn surgeries.

LISTED UNDER: Fibrin Sealants
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Cohera Medical Recieves Approval For TissuGlu

September 14, 2011 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a rapidly growing medical device company, announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for its lead product, TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive. CE Mark approval allows TissuGlu to be sold in the European Union. TissuGlu is an internal surgical adhesive for large flap surgeries, such as abdominoplasties, that helps reduce fluid accumulation and the need for postsurgical drains.

LISTED UNDER: Glue Based Closure Products

STAR Patch from Novomedicus

September 13, 2011 9:03 am | Novamedicus | Product Releases | Comments

The STAR Patch™ (or Artificial Bur) from Novomedicus is an adjustable fascial expander prosthesis for the temporary bridging of abdominal wall incisions where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. Manufactured in Germany with both CE and FDA approval, the STAR Hypopack is a convenience kit that consists of an improved STAR Patch™ and the basic materials needed to establish a hypobaric/vacuum (or negative pressure) wound dressing after the STAR Patch™ has been sutured in place.

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STAR Patch™

September 7, 2011 6:31 am | NovoMedicus | Product Releases | Comments

The STAR Patch™ (or Artificial Bur) from Novomedicus is an adjustable fascial expander prosthesis for the temporary bridging of abdominal wall incisions where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. Manufactured in Germany with both CE and FDA approval, the STAR Hypopack is a convenience kit that consists of an improved STAR Patch™ and the basic materials needed to establish a hypobaric/vacuum (or negative pressure) wound dressing after the STAR Patch™ has been sutured in place.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

ClipVac™ Hair Removal System

August 31, 2011 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ClipVac™ System from Surgical Site Solutions removes body hair from patients prior to surgery in a far more efficient and effective manner than current methods. This innovative, patent pending system utilizes a small rechargeable portable vacuum coupled with an operating room grade disposable filter, flexible tube and a suction port that fits most current clippers.

LISTED UNDER: Suture Removal Products

Mesh Deployment Device

August 16, 2011 6:32 am | Davol, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Davol Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc. announces the launch of a new mesh deployment device: the Echo PS™ Positioning System. Davol's newest technology facilitates optimal mesh deployment during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair by eliminating some of the challenges of placing and positioning mesh.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement

August 10, 2011 7:11 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A synthetic alternative to biologics, GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement is a bioabsorbable scaffold designed to facilitate tissue generation. The uniquely designed web of biocompatible synthetic polymers is absorbed gradually by the body, while its three-dimensional matrix of open, highly interconnected pores facilitates tissue generation and healing.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

FIXT™ Suturing Device

August 10, 2011 7:11 am | Bard | Product Releases | Comments

For deep sutures in tight operating spaces, intuitive, easy-to-wield tools are key to maximizing accuracy and minimizing patient trauma. You need an introducer that works as simply and solidly as your own hand — in a fraction of the space, with a fraction of the effort.

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