Synovis Life Technologies out of St. Paul, Minnesota has received European approval to market its Veritas Collagen Matrix for hernia repair and breast reconstruction procedures. The bovine pericardium derived material is strong, doesn’t need refrigeration, and doesn’t stink like some other competing products.
Features from the product page:
Multi-directional collagen fibers Acellular collagen matrix Terminally sterilized Packaged hydrated, ready-to-use, in an inner sterile pouch and an outer non-sterile pouch Offered in a variety of sizes Easy to cut and sew Pre-op steps of rehydration, rinsing and stretching not required Tissue bank tracking not required as compared to allografts Compatible with a variety of fixation techniques: suture, staple, tack or other methods
Here’s the product being used during breast reconstruction surgery:
Press release: Synovis Life Technologies Receives CE Mark Approval for the Use of Veritas(R) Collagen Matrix in Hernia Repair and Breast Reconstruction…
Product page: Veritas Collagen Matrix…
Flashback: Veritas Collagen Matrix for Prevention of Surgical Adhesions