The FiberTape sternal closure system is a 100% nonmetallic, suture-based alternative to metal wires traditionally used to close the sternum after cardiac surgery. The FiberTape sternal closure implant, which is implanted similarly to metal wires, provides strong, reproducible compression that helps support sternal approximation and stabilization.
JumpStart antimicrobial wound dressing is an advanced microcurrent-generating dressing for the management of surgical incision sites. Microcell batteries made of elemental silver and zinc generate an electrical current when activated by conductive fluids, such as wound exudate, water-based wound hydrogels, saline, or water. These microcell batteries create microcurrents to support the body's natural electrical healing process and to provide antimicrobial protection to assist with wound healing. JumpStart antimicrobial wound dressing has demonstrated broad-spectrum bactericidal activity against antibiotic-resistant strains of wound isolates within 24 hours. 1-3 References: 1. Kim H, Makin I, Skiba J, et al. Antibacterial efficacy testing of a bioelectric wound dressing against clinical wound pathogens. Open Microbiol J. 2014;8:15-21. doi:10.2174/1874285801408010015 2. Banerjee J, Ghatak P, Roy S, et al. Silver-zinc redox-coupled electroceutical wound dressing disrupts bacterial biofilm. PLoS One. 2015:1-15. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0119531 3. Kim H, Izadjoo M. Antibioilm efficacy evaluation of a bioelectric dressing in mono- and multi-species biofilms. J Wound Care. 2015;24 Suppl 2:S10-S14. doi:10.12968/ jowc.2015.24.Sup2.S10