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Ultra Thin Adhesive Surgical Film from Tissuemed Displayed at Arab Health 2011

Published on 2011-01-31. Author : SpecialChem

An ultra thin adhesive surgical 'cling film', which acts as a barrier to air, blood and fluids encountered during surgery, had been displayed at this year at Arab Health 2011; the largest healthcare exhibition in the Middle East.

Fluid leakage is a recognised complication following many forms of surgery potentially resulting in adverse outcomes for patients, longer hospital stays and a greater risk of infection.

To combat this and offering a pioneering solution, UK surgical sealant manufacturer Tissuemed has developed its TissuePatch family of products - unique films that cover tissues and bonds, forming a seal over the tissue surface within 30 seconds.

By adhering to the proteins available on the surface of internal organs and tissues, traditional suture closure can be enhanced and healing tissues supported. Advantageously TissuePatch films require no advance preparation, are easy to apply and more adhesive than surgical glues.

Compared with other sealant options, which require several minutes to prepare, TissuePatch is instantly ready to use, giving surgeons the ability to seal any potential leaks or areas of concern within seconds. TissuePatchDural is already proving successful in several Middle Eastern markets.

More information about Tissuemed

Tissuemed, based in Leeds, UK, is a leading medical device company with a reputation for technical innovation dating back over twenty years. The company has its origins in the development of tissue-based therapeutic devices including developing the first tissue heart valve to gain regulatory approval in Europe, subsequently developing "living" vascular grafts and collagen patches. The company developed light-activated surgical adhesives for which Tissuemed was the Gold Winner of the Medical Design Excellence Award in 2001.

Source: Arab Health

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