BIOMED ABSORBABLE AND NON-ABSORBABLE SURGICAL SUTURES
For all BIOMED sutures, 302 series siliconized steel needles are used, the best solution on the market for its characteristics of ductility, flexibility, penetration and resistance to breakage. Furthermore, all the needles are drilled-end and not channel-end type: they have a hole in the terminal part where the thread is inserted, guaranteeing both a better needle/thread seal during the stresses in surgical practises, and a greater uniformity of the body of the suture greatly reducing bleeding due to more traumaic passages. The high quality needles used for BOMED sutures allows these needles to be suitable for the most critical and demanding surgical specialties thanks to the abstraction and the ability to penetrate which remain constant after several passages through the tissues. All our needles are safely stored in foam that allows operators to handle the packaging in total safety and the needle to keep its characteristics intact.
The welding between needle and thread necessarily involves a deformation of the needle as it is mechanically forced in order to guarantee the tightness of the thread even where strong tractions are applied on the suture. BIOMED sutures are subjected to a process of shrinking the needle attaching area which guarantees the least possible deformation and at the same time in compliance with all the standards prescribed by the Pharmacopoeia. A great deal of attention is paid to the choice of needles so that the ratio is as close as possible to 1:1 between the outer diameter of the needle and that of the suture thread to make the suture, with equal conditions and safety, the least traumatic possible for organs and tissues, where required.
Different types of packaging accompany our sutures according to the specific surgery for which they are produced. A particular attention is paid to cardiac and vascular surgery where are used packaging which allow a considerable reduction of the memory effect t of the monofilament and polyester multipack for a valve replacement procedures.
The characteristics of the suture are reproduced on each packaging, from the external box up to the single sterile punch to guarantee complete traceability and, at the same time, facilitating its identification.