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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.

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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
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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

Wound Drains

November 1, 2010 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cardinal Health offers a complete line of reservoirs and wound drains from Jackson-Pratt®, including classic perforated-style drains and silicone channel drains that provide improved drainage and high-tensile strength. The company’s wound drain portfolio also includes the uniquely designed Hemaduct® wound drain, which features a system of multiple ducts and lumens interconnected through a series of internal portals to provide more effective distribution of suction and fluid flow.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Drainage Systems

Biologic Grafts For Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

October 26, 2010 5:51 am | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Plastic surgeons treating patients faced with the difficult decision of reconstructive surgery after mastectomy now have access to breakthrough treatment options with Cook Medical's Biodesign® Tissue Generation Matrix and Biodesign Nipple Reconstruction Cylinder. Designed to signal the body to encourage rapid tissue remodeling, the Biodesign grafts strike a critical balance of strength and flexibility that achieve aesthetically pleasing results.

LISTED UNDER: Biologic Grafts

Articulating Endocutter

October 25, 2010 6:12 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

The ECHELON FLEX™ ENDOPATH® Stapler from Ethicon Endo-Surgery is an articulating endocutter that offers enhanced system-wide compression, which is key in achieving a uniform, hemostatic staple line. The stapler has also been proven to deliver superior staple formation, even in thick tissue.

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Veritas® Collagen Matrix

October 19, 2010 7:15 am | Synovis Surgical Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

Synovis Surgical Innovations’ Veritas Collagen Matrix is an effective solution for abdominal wall reconstruction as it rapidly revascularizes and repopulates by surrounding host tissue. According to the company, additional features include: Minimizes tissue attachment to viscera.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

AlloSkin™ Wound Care

October 15, 2010 6:43 am | Allosource | Product Releases | Comments

AlloSkin™ is a 1:1 meshed human skin graft obtained from cadaveric tissue. AlloSkin is extensively tested, cleaned and cryopreserved to maintain cellular structure, proteins, collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), cytokine mediators and growth factors. AlloSkin consists of epidermis and partial dermis Characteristics include: Easy handling: pliable and stretchable.

LISTED UNDER: Biologic Grafts

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