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ADVALENE Polypropylene Monofilament Synthetic Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture

Reliable performance for confidence in contaminated wound closure

ADVALENE

ADVALENE suture is non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture composed of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene. The suture is coloured blue to enhance visibility.

The advanced extrusion process of the polypropylene molecule gives ADVALENE:

  • Uniform diameter

  • Isotactic polymer- maximum strength

  • Minimal fraying

  • Minimal memory and reduced “pig-tailing”

  • Absolute regular and longitudinal structure Minimal suture breakage and fraying
    Optimal elasticity and elongation Assured knot stability and security
    Enhanced pliability and handling Easy knot tying and smooth knot rundown
  • 86% more knot pull tensile strength vs. U.S.P. limit ensures permanent wound support

    OPTIMAL TENSILE STRENGTH
  • Knot pull tensile strength (KgF)2
  • - the confidence to suture with ease

REFERENCES:
1 : ADVALENE IFU - Data on file with AMS
2 : Data on file with AMS - Bench test done on Polypropylene U.S.P. size - 1, 40 mm, 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 and the only Polypropylene with aluminium packaging

ADVALENE suture is a non-absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene, a synthetic linear polyolefin.

ADVALENE suture is dyed with Phthalocyanine Blue to enhance visibility in tissue.

ADVALENE suture is indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery, peripheral nerve anastomosis, cardiovascular and neurological procedures.

ADVALENE suture is contraindicated in patients with known sensitivities or allergies to Polypropylene.

ADVALENE suture is not absorbed nor is subjected to degradation or weakening by the action of tissue enzymes. Due to its relative biological inertness it is recommended for use where the least possible suture reaction is desired. As a monofilament it has been successfully employed in surgical wound which subsequently become infected or contaminated where it can minimize later sinus formation and suture extrusion due to its lack of adherence to tissue, ADVALENE suture is effective as a pull-out suture.

*Mass Absorption: Time in days required for suture to be totally absorbed in the body.

Suture Construction
Suture Color
Effective Tensile Strength Retention
Mass Absorption* (days)
Monofilament
Undyed / Blue
Permanent
Non- Absorbable

PERMANENT WEEK4 WEEK3 WEEK2

ADVALENE suture complies with United States Pharmacopeia requirement for “Non-Absorbable surgical suture” and the European Pharmacopoeia for “Sterile Non-Absorbable Strands”.

Features
Benefits
Monofilament construction
Smooth passage through the tissue with minimal tissue drag and minimal trauma
lsotactic strength for permanent wound support
Absolute regular & longitudinal structure for minimal suture breakage & fraying, Optimal elasticity & elongation assuring knot stability & security and Enhanced pliability & handling for easy knot tying & smooth knot run-down
Exceptionally smooth surface
For minimal tissue drag & minimal trauma
Excellent elasticity
Knot deforms and flattens to provide excellent knot security with excellent elasticity & elongation guaranteeing a stable knot
Unique dispensing system designed to deliver ease of suture dispensing with minimal memory in the suture strand
FULL PORTFOLIO OF ADVALENE
Product IFU Science