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ADVACAT Collagen from submucosal layer of ovine intestine Natural Absorbable Surgical Suture

Consistent performance for confidence in episiotomy repair

ADVACAT

ADVACAT suture is absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of purified connective tissue (mostly collagen) derived from submucosal fibrous layer of sheep intestines. ADVACAT suture is available in plain and chromic.

Chromic gut suture is treated with chromic salt solution to provide greater resistance to absorption & change the color to brown for improved visibility.

The manufacture of catgut raw material, consisting of long ribbons of highly selected serosal tissue, ensures:

  • Purity of collagen for optimal tensile strength and in-vivo performance

  • Uniform chromicizing process for predictable & uniform in-vivo absorption

  • Polishing ensures surface smoothness to facilitate smooth knot run-down and excellent knot security.

  • Meeting International standards of quality and performance ...for superior surgical outcomes
  • Uniform diameter ensures minimal suture breakage
  • Optimal humidity for superior smoothness and minimal tissue drag
  • Maximizing strength for optimal wound support
  • Superior Tensile Strength

    Excellent wound support throughout the CWHP of 21-25 days

    Lesser foreign material into the wound

    Lesser tissue reactions & improved surgical outcomes

    OPTIMAL TENSILE STRENGTH
    11% more knot pull tensile strength vs. U.S.P. limit ensures excellent support throughout the critical wound healing period
  • Knot pull tensile strength (KgF)1
  • Nucrel pack for superiorpliability and knotting characteristics

    • Minimal suture memory and coiling
    • Excellent handling and flexibility
    • Excellent knot security
REFERENCE:
1 : Data on file with AMS - Bench test done on chromic Gut U.S.P. size 1, 40mm, 1/2 Circle Round bodied needle
Premium Needles for consistent Superior Performance
  • DURABLE COAT RETAINS SHARPNESS...PASS AFTER PASS
    Maintains needle sharpness over the duration of procedure, resulting into consistent penetration pass after pass thus less potential for tissue trauma.
  • RIBBED BODY FOR SUPERIOR CONTROL
    For superior grasping and stabilityof needle in needle forceps.
  • CHAMFERING MINIMUM SUTURE DETACHMENT
    Diminishes chances for suture fracturing at the swage, by rounding off the sharp edges of the barrel in the swage area of the needle.
  • ELECTROPOLISHING SMOOTH & BRIGHT
    Makes needle surface free from micro asperities, thus creates ultra sharp edges for lesser tissue drag.

Robust manufacturing process & superior Nucrel Packaging
Least moisture content in the suture foil ensures strength & long term sterility throughout shelf life

ADVACAT suture is an absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of a Purified connective tissue (Collagen) derived from the submucosal layer of Ovine Intestine. ADVACAT suture is available in both Chromic and Plain form.

ADVACAT suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic procedures.

ADVACAT suture being an absorbable suture, should not be used where extended approximation of tissues under stress is required. ADVACAT suture is contraindicated for use in cardiovascular and neurological tissues. ADVACAT suture is contraindicated in patients with known sensitive or allergies to collagen since ADVACAT suture is collagen-based material.

Loss of tensile strength and loss of suture mass follows as the proteolytic enzymatic digestive process resorbs the surgical ADVACAT suture.

ADVACAT Plain
Suture Construction
Suture Color
Effective Tensile Strength Retention (days)
Absorption Complete By
Monofilament
Yellow
10 – 12 Days
90 – 100 Days

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ADVACAT Chromic
Suture Construction
Suture Color
% Tensile
Strength Retention
Absorption complete by
Monofilament
Brown
21 – 25 Days
90 – 100 Days

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ADVACAT suture complies with United States Pharmacopeia requirement for “Absorbable Surgical Suture”.

Features
Benefits
Superior tensile strength
Excellent wound support throughout the critical wound healing period
Uniform chromicising process
Extended wound support, predictable absorption & performance, uniform high tensile strength
Centreless gauging
Uniform diameter along the entire length of every suture strand, minimal suture fraying & less chance of suture breakage
Dessicate process
Excellent surface smoothness, virtually monofilament suture slides smoothly through the tissue, minimal tissue drag & minimal trauma
Lesser foreign material in the wound
Lesser tissue reactions & improved surgical outcomes
11% more knot pull tensile strength Vs. U.S.P. limit
Ensures excellent support throughout the critical wound healing period
Nucrel pack for superior pliability & knotting characteristics
Minimal suture memory & coiling, excellent handling & flexibility, excellent knot security
Terminal sterilization by gamma irradiation
Environment friendly and less hazardous assuring 100% sterility
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