Is total resolution of all air leaks essential in lung surgery?

It seems from recent feedback from surgeons performing lung surgery that the goal of achieving full resolution of all air leaks is both difficult to attain and practically perhaps not essential. Surveying our customer feedback as expressed in theatre recently …

Read more >

Posted in: , ,

Getting the best performance from TissuePatchThoracic

Case report from last friday has suggested that in open cases product performance is optimised if the lung is 3/4 inflated and gentle pressure applied for up to a minute with a damp swab. It seems that while the original …

Read more >

Posted in: , , ,

Storage and date expiry update

Tissuemed has announced a positive change to the storage conditions required for its products. Following notified body review all products in the TissuePatch range will carry 3 year shelf life with storage conditions between 2degC and 25degC. Commenting on the …

Read more >

Posted in: , , ,

Medtronic’s Mark Fletcher talks about the agreement with Tissuemed

Posted in: ,

Tissuemed responds to Covidien’s withdrawal of Pleuraseal

The recent news that Pleuraseal has been withdrawn from the market has provoked surgical sealant manufacturer Tissuemed to ramp inventory levels of its recently launched TissuePatchThoracic product. Covidien has informed its customers of the product’s withdrawal in writing. This seems …

Read more >

Posted in: ,

Tissuemed announces the publication of a first clinical paper

Tissuemed has announced the publication of a first clinical paper* by neurosurgeons at the University of Padova, Italy detailing the use of TissuePatchDural in a small patient cohort undergoing surgery with a high risk of CSF leakage. During the course …

Read more >

Posted in: ,

Product enhancements being phased in across all products

The introduction of TissuePatchThoracic has had a positive impact on Tissuemed’s other products. The company has made the decision to phase in all of the improvements demonstrated in TissuePatchThoracic across the other product lines. This means that TissuePatch3 and TissuePatchDural …

Read more >

Posted in: , , ,

Tissuemed announces Neuro/Spinal distribution agreement with Medtronic

  Pioneering adhesive surgical film manufacturer Tissuemed Ltd (Leeds, UK) has announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Medtronic – one of the largest medical technology companies in the world. The agreement, which starts from September, …

Read more >

Posted in: , , ,

Tissuemed showcases its new dedicated sealant film for reducing air leaks in thoracic surgery.

TissuePatchThoracic received rave reviews at the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS) congress in Geneva. This was not least because the company presented its Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Delivery instruments at the same time. For the company David Mandley commented; …

Read more >

Posted in: ,

Notified body approval of addition of TissuePatchThoracic to the Tissuemed product range

Following notified body review, Tissuemed is pleased to announce the approval of a number of changes to the TissuePatch™ product range, including the introduction of a new improved member of the TissuePatch product family specifically designed for thoracic surgeons. TissuePatchThoracic™ was …

Read more >

Posted in: , ,