Unique hemostatic powder is available in ready-to-use applicator
ATLANTA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a biomaterials, medical device and tissue processing company, announced today that it has begun distribution in Canada, through Sorin Group Canada, Inc., of Hemostase MPH to control bleeding in general, cardiac and vascular surgery.
CryoLife began distributing Hemostase MPH in the U. S., the United Kingdom and Germany in the second quarter of 2008. Distribution will continue to expand to additional markets later in 2008 and in 2009.
Hemostase MPH is developed using Microporous Polysaccharide Hemospheres technology (MPH(R)), which produces a plant-based powder that rapidly dehydrates blood, and enhances clotting on contact. The Hemostase MPH product received Health Canada approval in 2002, CE Mark approval in 2003, and FDA pre-market approval in 2006.
Available in a convenient ready-to-use applicator, Hemostase MPH, unlike many hemostatic agents, does not require additional operating room preparation or special storage conditions. In addition, pre-clinical studies have shown that Hemostase MPH does not promote infection and absorbs within 24-48 hours of application at the wound site, compared to other surgical hemostats which can take 3-8 weeks or more to fully break down.
"Hemostase MPH is complementary to our BioGlue(R) surgical adhesive products. It provides surgeons with the ability to quickly and confidently control active bleeding during surgery," stated Steven G. Anderson, president and chief executive officer. "We are pleased to be able to offer this product in Canada through the Sorin Group."
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