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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Video: Wound Closure Device

November 3, 2009 11:34 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien (NYSE: COV) introduces the V-Loc™ absorbable wound closure device, the first surgical device of its kind to feature unidirectional barbed technology that enables surgeons to close dermal wounds quickly and securely without tying knots.

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Neurostimulator Device For Treatment Of OSA

October 28, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

ImThera Medical, Inc. unveils its new product, the aura6000™ neurostimulation system for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). According to the company, more than 800,000 patients in the US are annually diagnosed with OSA. While Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the established therapy, studies show that only 54 percent of patients comply with CPAP.

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