WL Gore & Associates has received the Health Canada approval for its SEAMGUARD Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement.
The device is engineered to reduce the incidence of perioperative leaks and bleeding in a variety of open and minimally invasive surgeries.
Constructed from Polyglycolic acid:Trimethylene carbonate, a biocompatible copolymer, it is composed of a matrix of open, highly interconnected pores facilitating cell infiltration, tissue generation, growth and healing.
Gore General Medical Products Business associate Ron Anderson said of all the risks associated with bariatric, colorectal and thoracic procedures, among the challenging is complications resulting from perioperative leaks and bleeding.
The Gore Medical family of products includes vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia repair, soft tissue reconstruction, staple line reinforcement and sutures for use in vascular, cardiac and general surgery.