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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

Liquid Adhesive

March 2, 2011 5:06 am | Eloquest Healthcare, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mastisol® liquid adhesive is a latex-free clinically proven solution that will help prevent dislodgement of devices and reduce risk of adhesive failures across a range of procedures and applications: IV dressings Endotracheal intubation Wound closure strips Central line dressings Wound V.

LISTED UNDER: Adhesive Strips
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Surgical Staplers

February 18, 2011 4:12 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien introduces the Endo GIA™ curved tip and black reloads with Tri-Staple™ technology. The curved tip reload is a surgical stapling device that features: A curved tip for improved maneuverability around hard-to-reach tissues and vessels. Blunt dissection during minimally invasive procedures such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to remove a portion of the lung.

LISTED UNDER: Staplers

C-QUR™ TacShield Mesh

February 9, 2011 5:17 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

C-QUR™ TacShield combines Atrium’s clinically proven ProLite™ polypropylene mesh with an all-natural, Omega 3 fatty acid bioabsorbable coating.  TacShield is designed for ease of placement and fixation in open ventral hernia repair. For more information, visit www.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Soft Tissue Repair Mesh

February 9, 2011 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Biomerix Corporation has received CE Mark approval for its REVIVE™ soft tissue repair mesh allowing for the marketing of REVIVE in all European Union member (EU) states. REVIVE received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2009.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Thermal Imaging Predicts Pressure Ulcers

January 24, 2011 6:35 am | Woundvision™ | Product Releases | Comments

WoundVision™ introduces a revolutionary predictive bedside thermographic imaging system. The WoundVision system brings knowledge bedside by acquiring, analyzing and applying essential patient data to inform healthcare providers in the development of effective treatment and care plans.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Measuring Devices

Absorbable “Strap” Fixation Device 

January 3, 2011 5:36 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ 5mm Absorbable Strap Fixation Device, the first fixation device to feature an absorbable “strap” design. The unique, absorbable “strap” design of ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ offers surgeons several advantages when performing hernia repair procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Fixation Devices
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System Predicts Pressure Ulcers

December 7, 2010 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

WoundVision™ introduces a revolutionary predictive bedside thermographic imaging system. The WoundVision system brings knowledge bedside by acquiring, analyzing and applying essential patient data to inform healthcare providers in the development of effective treatment and care plans.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Measuring Devices

Powered Stapling System

December 7, 2010 5:58 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien (NYSE: COV) announces 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the iDrive™ powered stapling system. This reusable stapling platform is battery-powered, enabling one-handed push-button operation of all primary controls and a reduction in the required firing force when compared to traditional endomechanical surgical staplers.

LISTED UNDER: Staplers

Hernia Graft With Long-Term Strength

November 29, 2010 4:49 am | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cook Medical offers the Biodesign™ Hernia Graft, a product in which a five-year study recently demonstrated that it possesses the clinically important strength of non-absorbable mesh, while providing the benefit of decreased infection complications of absorbable mesh.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Synthetic Surgical Sealant

November 24, 2010 4:14 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON™ OMNEX™ Surgical Sealant, ETHICON™ Biosurgery’s first synthetic sealant designed to achieve adjunctive hemostasis (stoppage of bleeding) in vascular reconstructions by mechanically sealing areas of leakage. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted approval of the Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for ETHICON™ OMNEX™ Surgical Sealant.

LISTED UNDER: Fibrin Sealants

Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Solution

November 15, 2010 5:52 am | Davol, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

BARD’s™ SORBAFIX™ Absorbable Fixation System and SEPRAMESH™ IP Composite create a complete system for LIVH that result in a strong repair while leaving less foreign material behind. The SorbaFix™ Absorbable Fixation System is pre-loaded with either 15 or 30 absorbable fasteners that are deployed via a 5mm, low-profile delivery system.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Absorbable “Strap” Fixation Device

November 5, 2010 5:45 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ 5mm Absorbable Strap Fixation Device, the first fixation device to feature an absorbable “strap” design. The unique, absorbable “strap” design of ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ offers surgeons several advantages when performing hernia repair procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Fixation Devices

Endoscopic Suturing System

November 5, 2010 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that their newly launched OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System has recently been employed in several, first-in-human cases. OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System is a unique device that mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures

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