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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Secondary Bandage

July 26, 2011 6:27 am | Rg Medical Diagnostics | Product Releases | Comments

The Action Bandage from RG Medical Diagnostics is a 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.

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Patient Positioning Made Simple For Spinals And Epidurals

July 20, 2011 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Old way July 20, 2011 The Patient Positioning System (PPS) was designed to support and hold a patient during a spinal or Epidural.  Replacing the staff or family member from holding the patient is safer, is more stable for the patient, frees up staff and makes the placement of the catheter easier, faster with less patient movement.

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C-QUR TacShield™ With Mesh Apron

July 18, 2011 6:35 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

caption Atrium’s advanced C-QUR TacShield™ Mesh is designed for ease of handling during the surgical repair of mid and large sized open ventral hernias. Combining the clinically proven ProLite™ polypropylene monofilament with omega-3 fatty acid coating technology, TacShield combines ideal mechanical strength properties with stunning handling and conformance by use of a symmetrical mesh apron for fixation guidance, stability and protection.

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Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement

June 29, 2011 7:43 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement is a proven bioabsorbable staple line reinforcement that consists of a unique, patented synthetic tissue scaffold that helps to provide more consistent, predictable performance. For more information, visit www.

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MIS Suturing Devices

June 29, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

EndoEvolution, LLC offers the SuturTek Endo360°Minimally Invasive Suturing Devices™. According to the company, features of the product line include: Longer devices for use in laparoscopy. Shorter devices for natural orifice and conventional, open surgery applications.

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Thin Dressing Designed To Improve Conformability

June 13, 2011 5:52 am | Convatec | Product Releases | Comments

ConvaTec introduces a new and improved version of Versiva® XC® dressing. The new Versiva® XC® dressing is thinner and designed to improve the ability to conform to the body.   The new and improved Versiva® XC® dressing includes a thinner layer of adhesive, making it 40% more conformable at its border.

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Suturing Device For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repairs

June 10, 2011 6:28 am | C.R 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.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures

Trendelenburg Restraint For Robotic, Laparoscopy Procedures

May 31, 2011 6:49 am | MEDICUS Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Dan Allen, Inventor of the Allen Stirrup, has designed a Trendelenburg restraint to use cervical notch support to prevent the compression and distortion that causes brachial plexus injury.  Allen explains, “at first glance the TrenGuard™ Trendelenburg Patient Restraint may resemble dangerous shoulder braces, but the cervical notch pad makes this device radically different.

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Self-Fixating Mesh

May 25, 2011 5:53 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Parietex ProGrip™ Self-Fixating mesh offers microgrip technology and provides immediate fixation and even distribution of tension for patient comfort. The resorbable polylactic acid (PLA) microgrips enable surgeons to position and place the mesh in under 60 seconds without the use of additional fixation.

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V-Patch For Hernia Repair

May 25, 2011 5:51 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Atrium Medical’s C-QUR™ V-Patch combines ProLite™ polypropylene mesh with an all-natural, pharmaceutical grade Omega 3 fatty acid (O3FA) bioabsorbable coating and advanced deployment technology. According to the company, features include: A design for the repair of small hernias such as umbilical, epigastric and trocar site defects.

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Sequential Suture Holder™

May 16, 2011 6:56 am | GerMedUSA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

GerMedUSA Inc. announces the distribution of the patent pending Vijay-Robinson Sequential Suture Holder™, also known as the Sequential Suture Holder™. This surgical instrument was invented by Dr. R. Vijay, a well-known and respected member of the cardiac surgery community.

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