Surgical Innovations has entered into an agreement with Advanced Medical Solutions to develop and supply a device for internal application of adhesives and sealants.

Surgical Innovations will develop and retain the intellectual property rights for an applicator to deliver individual drops of adhesive or sealant internally within the body, accessed via a minimally invasive surgical port site, as per the agreement.

Surgical Innovations CEO Graham Bowland said the applicator device for Advanced Medical Solutions is a natural extension to their existing minimally invasive surgical product portfolio and they have already commenced on the design work on a fully disposable device.

"As part of the agreement Surgical Innovations will retain the full intellectual property rights to the applicator device and will also manufacture it on behalf of Advanced Medical Solutions," Bowland said.