Staple line reinforcement material provides operative efficiency. Featuring a "squeeze and load" application, Seamguard staple-line reinforcement material eliminates the need for glue or adhesive. Seamguard material, developed by W. L. Gore & Associates (Flagstaff, AZ; 602/431-0077), was initially released in 1996 to combat prolonged air leaks during thoracoscopic lung surgery. A new Seamguard material combines the efficacy of a proven nonbiological biomaterial with the self-adhesive loading of pretrimmed sizes.

April 1, 2002

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Staple line reinforcement material provides operative efficiency

. Featuring a "squeeze and load" application, Seamguard staple-line reinforcement material eliminates the need for glue or adhesive. Seamguard material, developed by W. L. Gore & Associates (Flagstaff, AZ; 602/431-0077), was initially released in 1996 to combat prolonged air leaks during thoracoscopic lung surgery. A new Seamguard material combines the efficacy of a proven nonbiological biomaterial with the self-adhesive loading of pretrimmed sizes. According to the company, the new material provides a uniform thickness that instantly reinforces as it is applied. Applications include staple lines resulting from lung volume reduction, wedge resection, endobiopsies, and lobectomies. Seamguard fits the Ethicon Endo-Surgery EZ45 and U.S. Surgical Endo GIA II 30, 45, and 60 devices.

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