New Products & Services

October 15, 2008

Minneapolis-Coloplast's Titan inflatable penile prosthetic implant is designed for use in men who have erectile dysfunction as a consequence of nerve damage after prostatectomy and who do not respond to oral ED therapy. The implanted device now features a low-profile pump with inflate/deflate touch pads that move at the patient's control to emulate the look and performance of a natural erection. The One-Touch Release pump is designed to make it easier for patients to learn to operate the device.

Penile implant's one-touch release pump facilitates usage

Minneapolis-Coloplast's Titan inflatable penile prosthetic implant is designed for use in men who have erectile dysfunction as a consequence of nerve damage after prostatectomy and who do not respond to oral ED therapy. The implanted device now features a low-profile pump with inflate/deflate touch pads that move at the patient's control to emulate the look and performance of a natural erection. The One-Touch Release pump is designed to make it easier for patients to learn to operate the device.

For more information, visit http://www.us.coloplast.com/.

Bedminster, NJ-On the strength of data from a multicenter, randomized phase III study, ProStrakan Group has received FDA approval to market transdermal granisetrol hydrochloride system (Sancuso), which delivers the anti-emetic through a thin layer of adhesive that attaches the patch to the skin. The drug is slowly and continuously released into the bloodstream for up to 5 consecutive days for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It is generally well tolerated: Constipation is the most common adverse reaction, as well as mild application-site skin reactions.

For more information, visit http://www.ProStrakan-USA.com/.

Silver dressing protects wounds from microorganisms

St. Petersburg, FL-Smith & Nephew's Acticoat 7 antimicrobial barrier dressing prevents bacterial penetration, which may help reduce infection in partial and full-thickness wounds. The dressing's rayon/polyester core helps manage the moisture level and control silver release. It is sandwiched between high-density polyethylene mesh containing Nucryst Pharmaceuticals' patented Silcryst nanocrystals. The mesh releases an effective concentration of silver over several days, and as the silver ions are consumed, more ions are released from the mesh to maintain antimicrobial protection. According to the company, this product has been shown to kill more than 150 types of pathogens in vitro in less than 30 minutes. Dressings can be cut to the desired size and shape and left in place for up to 7 days without replacement.

For more information, visit http://global.smith-nephew.com/us/9650.htm.

Tweezer-like electrodes improve drug, tissue delivery

For more information, visit http://www.btxonline.com/.

Service cleans, repairs, tracks damage in rigid scopes