PGA- Polyglycolic Acid Synthetic Absorbable Surgical Suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures, but not for use in cardiovascular and neurological procedures. PGA suture elicits a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues, which is followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue.
Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of Polyglycolic Acid Synthetic Absorbable Sutures occurs hydrolysis, where the polymer degrades to glycolic acid which is subsequently absorbed and metabolized by the body. Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Polyglycolic Acid Synthetic Absorbable Suture PGA retains approximately 75% of the average E.P. tensile strength requirement at the end of the 2nd post implantation week, and more than 35% at the end of the 3rd week. The absorption of the suture is essentially complete between 50 and 90 days.
PROPYLEN surgical sutures are used for soft tissue approximation and ligation, even in ophthalmic, cardiovascular and neurological procedures. It is a tissue compatible material. Implantation of the suture elicits a minimal inflammatory reaction followed by gradual encapsulation by fibrous connective tissue. PROPYLEN is not absorbed nor degraded and it its tensile strength is not influenced from theaction
of proteolytic enzymes. As it is relatively biologically inert its use is recommended in cases where minimal tissue reaction is desired. It is especially recommended for use in infected wounds or in wounds with high risk of later infection. PROPYLEN suture is not adherent to the tissues and it can be removed easily and painlessly. Therefore it can be used as a pull out suture. The suture is usually removed in a period of 30 days.
Product category: Surgical instruments and products
PTFE BARRIER MEMBRANES
Sterile PTFE Regenerative Membranes
Description TFE Regenerative Membranes are sterile non absorbable membranes made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) polymer.
PTFE is a biologically inert and tissue compatible material. The PTFE Regenerative Membranes have been proved to be pyrogen free. PTFE Regenerative Membranes for Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR)are used to prevent migration of cells from epithelial and connective tissues, what could cause bone growth inhibition, thus providing a proper space for the formation of a natural fibrin structure, which is the bone precursor.
PTFE Regenerative Membranes are manufactured according to the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia.
MEDIPAC– “Th.Kazantzidis S.A” was established in December 1987 and its premises are located in the Industrial Area of Kilkis, in Northern Greece. MEDIPAC is a surgical sutures manufacturer with a thirty year-old experience in the field. Since 1989 the company has been distributing its products to a wide range of medical establishments in Greece and in the last 15 years its products are distributed throughout the world.
The constant pursuit of high quality medical devices consist the cornerstone of MEDIPAC for more than two decades. MEDIPAC encompasses a certified production process for surgical sutures, membranes, pins and screws, according to the requirements of the Common Harmonized Technical Standards (ISO 9001:2008, ISO13485:2012) and directive 93/42/EEC. The constant monitoring of production and control activities, by highly trained personnel, ensures the desired characteristics of the end products, fulfilling our customers demands.
The distribution network of the company is constantly growing and its products are currently present in more than forty countries worldwide, while at the same time they occupy a sizeable share of the internal Greek market.
Today MEDIPAC produces a wide and integrated line of surgical sutures. Always eager to improve and evolve, Medipac provides to medical professionals with the most suitable solutions for their needs. As part of this effort its product portfolio has been recently expanded with the addition of the high quality PTFE sutures, the PTFE membranes, micro-screws and micro-pins.