Baxter's human thrombin is made from human plasma and has been a component in products used in the surgical setting for nearly 15 years.
As with all human plasma-derived therapeutics, the potential to transmit infectious agents, such as viruses, cannot be totally eliminated.
GELFOAM is a sterile, pliable, surgical sponge prepared from specially treated, purified gelatin solution and capable of absorbing and holding within its meshes many times its weight in whole blood. It is used as a hemostatic device.
GELFOAM is a registered trademark of Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC.
Baxter Healthcare Corporation is the principal U.S. operating subsidiary of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX). Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, assists healthcare professionals and their patients with the treatment of complex medical conditions, including cancer, hemophilia, immune disorders, kidney disease and trauma. The company applies its expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to make a meaningful difference in patients' lives.
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