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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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures
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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.

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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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh
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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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Absorbable Wound Closure Device

April 26, 2011 6:42 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien’s V-Loc™ Absorbable Wound Closure Device supports optimal patient outcomes by closing wounds securely – without the need to tie knots and without changing your standard closure technique.  The V-Loc™ 90and 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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RECOTHROM® Thrombin

April 19, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

RECOTHROM is human thrombin that is produced via recombinant DNA technology from a genetically modified CHO cell line; it is not derived from animal or human blood.  RECOTHROM is indicated as an aid to hemostasis whenever oozing blood and minor bleeding from capillaries and small venules is accessible and control of bleeding by standard surgical techniques (such as suture, ligature, or cautery) is ineffective or impractical.

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Wittmann Patch®

April 12, 2011 5:44 am | NovoMedicus | Product Releases | Comments | LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Wound Debridement & Cleansing System

March 18, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

An alternative to saline irrigation, IrriMax® Corporation introduces IrriSept®, a FDA-cleared wound debridement and cleansing system containing chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG). The 0.05 percent CHG concentration in IrriSept has been shown effective in laboratory testing against a variety of bacteria and fungi, including Staph and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

LISTED UNDER: Wound Cleaning

MEDIHONEY® Gel

March 4, 2011 5:21 am | Derma Sciences | Product Releases | Comments

Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCI) announces receipt of 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Company's patent-pending MEDIHONEY® Gel Wound and Burn Dressing. This latest MEDIHONEY line extension is dispensed from a tube and is comprised of Active Manuka (Leptospermum) honey blended with natural-based gelling agents.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Incision Management System

March 2, 2011 5:07 am | Kci | Product Releases | Comments

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. introduces the Prevena™ Incision Management System. The system leverages negative pressure wound therapy with the V.A.C.® Therapy System, which is used to treat complex open wounds since its introduction. The Prevena™ System is expected to be used most often for linear incisions associated with general surgery, OB/GYN, orthopedic and cardiothoracic incisions.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Measuring Devices

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