This weekend sees the start of the annual surgical conference and expo of the AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) 2014 in Chicago. Healthcare products company Medline is using the event at which to launch Surgiseal Twist™ skin adhesive for closure of minimally invasive surgical incisions and simple lacerations.
Cyanoacrylate skin closure “superglues” are not new in themselves, but Medline says its system is designed for surgeons looking for a more precise way to apply skin adhesives and reduce the need for sutures. It says Surgiseal Twist is the only topical skin adhesive available with an innovative, gravity-fed applicator, which allows the adhesive to flow naturally onto the wound without the user needing to apply pressure. The adhesive is made with a 2-octyl cyanoacrylate formulation and dispenses a high percentage of adhesive while creating a strong, flexible film which acts as a microbial barrier while intact.
Surgiseal is manufactured by Adhezion Biomedical and distributed by Medline in the United States.
“Surgiseal Twist is designed with the surgeon in mind. With its intuitive applicator design, the skin adhesive can be precisely placed on contoured areas as well as on broader wounds,” said Bridget Donovan, category manager for wound closure devices, Medline. “Surgiseal Twist also has high tensile strength and saves time for the clinician since it can quickly polymerize at the wound site.”
Source: Medline, Inc., Business Wire