J&J Companies, Ethicon and DePuy Synthes are joining forces to introduce customized wound closure kits for orthopaedic surgery.
So-called procedure packs are not really new, companies having bundled products together in sterile packs for many years. But companies like J&J, which has seen much M&A activity over recent years, can now derive even more benefit from bringing together complementary products. In so doing they can claim to reduce healthcare costs, enhance outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. The newly announced wound closure kits include Ethicon’s innovative wound closure products STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices and DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System. They allow for complete customization and are now available through DePuy Synthes in the U.S. Orthopaedic surgeons are now able to choose which sutures they would like by each layer of closure, packaged in one convenient kit for specific procedures. The advanced technology of STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices and DERMABOND PRINEO System also helps to achieve greater procedural efficiencies during wound closure. The Ethicon wound closure kits will be assembled and supplied by Medical Action Industries, an Owens & Minor Company, a leading provider of procedure-based kits and trays.
Gary Fischetti, Company Group Chairman, North America Region, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies says; “DePuy Synthes’ extensive reach in the orthopaedics space will enable us to bring the benefits of Ethicon’s advanced wound closure products to many more health systems and sites of care. The launch of our wound closure kit demonstrates just one of the new ways we are partnering across our medical devices businesses to provide efficient capabilities that streamline procedures, and may lead to better outcomes for the millions of patients who undergo surgery each year.”