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Barrier Gauze Wound Dressings

February 24, 2010 7:24 am | Derma Sciences | Product Releases | Comments

Derma Sciences, Inc.’s BIOGUARD™ barrier gauze wound dressings have recently been classified by the FDA as Class II medical devices. The newly issued guidance pertains to a wound dressing with permanently bound cationic biocide polyDADMAC, one of the molecular entities covered in nine Quick-Med U.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Universal Surgical Drainage

February 24, 2010 7:24 am | SurgiMark, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The DrainTow® closed suction wound drainage system provides rapid deployment of the surgeon’s choice of drains in laparoscopic or open surgical procedures. The DrainTow® traction obturator: Maintains pneumo during drain insertion for speed and precision. Provides smooth atraumatic passage through tissue in open surgery.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Drainage Systems

Dissolvable Sinus Dressing

February 23, 2010 6:15 am | Arthrocare Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Arthrocare introduces a new Stammberger Foam dissolvable sinus dressing. According to the company, the dressing: Prevents adhesions within the nasal cavities. Controls minor bleeding and minimizes edema,. Eliminates the need for painful post-op removal of packing.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings
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Biomaterial For Wound Healing

February 23, 2010 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mesynthes introduces the Endoform Dermal Template™. Endoform, a proprietary extracellular matrix biomaterial, provides a unique biologic template for tissue regeneration. The technology utilizes a proprietary extracellular matrix biomaterial containing a complex mixture of important biological molecules, including structural and adhesive proteins, such as collagens, elastin, fibronectin and laminin and glycosaminoglycans.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Next-Generation Anal Fistula Repair

February 22, 2010 5:46 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gore launches GORE BIO-A Fistula Plug, the next generation of anal fistula repair. According to the company, the plug features: Engineering to conform to the anal fistula tract, reducing the potential for failure due to fall-out. An expandable 3D structure of bundled hollow tubes that attach to a circular head, a single plug configuration can be customized to fit most fistula shapes and sizes.

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Blunt Point Needles

February 22, 2010 5:44 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. offers ETHIGUARD Blunt Point Needles. According to the company, the ETHIGUARD Blunt Point Needle is a solution that helps protect healthcare practitioners and patients from needlestick injuries without compromising performance. Features include: Compliance with the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act standards.

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Mesh For Natural Healing

February 5, 2010 6:09 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

C-QUR™ Mesh combines Atrium’s ProLite™ polypropylene mesh material with an all-natural Omega 3 bioabsorbable coating derived from highly-purified, contaminant-free, pharmaceutical-grade fish oil. This proprietary blend of natural Omega 3 fatty acids, alcohols and triglycerides aids mechanical handling and healing properties.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Non-Crosslinked Xenograft Device

February 5, 2010 6:08 am | Davol, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Davol Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc. offers a non-crosslinked xenograft device for use in soft tissue repair including hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction. Features include: A proprietary technology that maintains an acellular structurally intact, non crosslinked porcine dermal matrix for enhanced biocompatibility in host tissue.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh
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Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation System

February 3, 2010 6:44 am | Davol, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Davol, Inc. introduces a new absorbably fixation system. The SORBAFIX™ Absorbable Fixation System is indicated for prosthetic mesh fixation and the approximation of soft tissue in laparoscopic and open surgeries. The system is pre-loaded earlier with 15 or 30 absorbable fasteners that are deployed via a 5-mm, low profile delivery system.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Self-Expanding Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

February 1, 2010 5:58 am | Minnesota Medical Development Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Minnesota Medical Development's Rebound HRD and HRD V are self-expanding Nitinol framed/surgical mesh medical devices designed for the laparoscopic repair of inguinal, ventral and incisional hernias. The super-elastic Nitinol frame allows the device to be folded and inserted laparoscopically through an access port or small incision.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

System For Open Ventral Hernia Repair

February 1, 2010 5:50 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien offers the AbsorbaTack™ 20 Short Fixation Device, part of a comprehensive system for open ventral hernia repair. The new absorbable fixation device, with Parietex™ Composite Open Skirt (PCO OS) Mesh, provides a solution that adds no sharps in the OR for a safer surgical environment.

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Barrier Gauze

December 11, 2009 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

A study released this month shows this barrier gauze may provide additional safeguards against influenza viruses including H1N1 An independent lab report demonstrated that BIOGUARD™ barrier gauze dressings from Derma Sciences, Inc. exhibit greater than 99.9% inactivation rates against swine flu virus after exposure for 24 hours.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Biodesign Surgisis® Fistula Plug

November 13, 2009 5:12 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from Cook Medical, the Biodesign Fistula Plug set includes the accessory products necessary for best-practices anal fistula repair. The success of the sphincter-sparing procedure can be enhanced by the standardization of technique, adequate tract preparation and proper patient selection.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Wound Dressing With Antimicrobial/Barrier Technology

November 13, 2009 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a company specializing in advanced wound care, announces that the Food and Drug Administration has issued its Guidance Document to support the classification of the Company's BIOGUARD™ barrier gauze wound dressings as Class II medical devices.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Wound Closure Using “Shoelace” Configuration

November 9, 2009 6:33 am | Wound Care Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DermaClose can be used on any size linear wound device using one or more of the DermaClose™RC devices in a “shoelace” configuration. The “shoelace” technique provides considerable flexibility by utilizing constant force tension on opposing wound margins using any number of configurations.

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