The Bone Wax War is on! Irvington, NY based Orthocon, Inc. just announced the launch of its HEMASORB Absorbable Bone Hemostat Matrix, a putty which can be applied to cut bones to stop bleeding during surgery. The FDA cleared putty utilizes Orthocon’s Syntinate technology, which the company claims can be used to deliver drugs to affected areas in addition to stopping bleeding.
HEMASORB’s features, from its product page:
Easy to Use
Stops bone bleeding upon application Resists irrigation, stays in place Offers controlled, precise application Conforms to the site of care Does not require warming or kneading and is ready to use out of the package
Substantially absorbs within 30 days Permits normal bone healing Potentially reduces hematoma formation
Is free from tissue-derived components Has a minimum two-year expiry date Meets the ISO10993 standards for biocompatibility