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Preventing leaks in surgery

The Clinical Services Journal reports on an alternative to traditional surgical sealants, in the form of a surgical sealant film and brings together evidence of its benefits in a variety of different procedures.

The use of products to prevent leakage, whether of air, blood, or other liquids during surgery has always been variable and traditionally surgeons have resorted to products not designed for purpose, such as haemostatic felts, to attain some form of seal. An interesting alternative to surgical sealants has been developed by TissueMed, for use in a range of surgical procedures, offering surgeons a solution to seal potentially leaky tissues in seconds. It took five years to develop and refine the product. Probably the most challenging aspect was to develop a fast acting but stable polymer with ten times the adhesive power of liquid glues, while ensuring that the material remained user friendly and safe for in vivo use. Early in the product development process the company discounted the use of low strength PEG-based hydrogel technology used by its competitors and launched the first product, TissuePatch3 to the cardiothoracic community in 2007. For operating surgeons, a s

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Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
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Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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