HydroFlo, the suction/irrigation device supplied by Matrix Surgical is a home-grown success story. First developed in 2001, it has grown exponentially to now be a regular in a many operating theatres around the country and also in New Zealand.
Glubran 2 Surgical Glue is a class III medical-surgical product, CE marked for internal and external surgical use.
Glubran 2 is a synthetic, biodegradable, cyanoacrylate –based glue, modified by the addition of a monomer synthesized by the manufacturer, GEM.
Glubran 2 is ready for use. It has high adhesive and haemostatic properties and once polymerised it creates an efficient antiseptic barrier.
Glubran 2 polymerises quickly on contact with live tissue and a wet environment, creating a thin and elastic film having high tensile properties which guarantee strong adhesion to the tissues.
The film naturally conforms to the tissues onto which it is applied: it is not permeable to liquids and is not altered by blood or organic liquids.
Glubran 2 can be stored unfrozen at 0° to 4° and requires no thawing or mixing. There is a variety of applicators to suit many requirements.