A company rep for British based Tissuemed Ltd. contacted Medgadget to let us know about the firm’s product, a surgical sealant called TissuePatch, now on display at Hospitalar, the largest and leading medical trade fair in Latin America. The device, approved and distributed in the European Union, comes in two forms:
— TissuePatch3, which is indicated for closure of air leaks after thoracic surgeries, as well as for ” low pressure or oozing bleeding or fluid leakage following surgical procedures on soft tissue,” and,
— TissuePatchDural, which is indicated for use to “seal and reinforce against CSF leakage in neurosurgery.”
Here’s more about the product from the company:
More adherent than surgical glues, TissuePatch is easy to apply, requires no preparation and is effective within 30 seconds of contact. Most impressively the effective volume of foreign material used to achieve the desired surgical outcome is dramatically less than that required for equivalent coverage with any traditional liquid or fleece-type of product.
Its elasticity and conformability also means it works like a surgical ‘cling-film’ and has been optimised to address the very specific demands of different surgical environments and tissue types. It is also transparent to allow operators to visualise the underlying tissues. In fact, if it wasn’t for the logo printed within the multilaminate film, it would be almost invisible once in contact with the tissues.
Currently CE marked and being used in a variety of surgical applications this innovative device is ideal for sealing air leaks in lung surgery, cerebro-spinal fluid leaks in brain and spinal surgery and on a variety of organs in general surgery where blood and fluid leakage need to be prevented.