Fremont, California -- Medical technology company Biomerix Corp. which makes innovative hernia repair products, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Medline Industries Inc., a major US manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical products.
Medline will commercialise Biomerix's novel composite soft-tissue-repair devices Assure and Revive in North America and Europe.
Assure, with two distinctly different sides, features the Biomerix Biomaterial on one side, developed to facilitate rapid tissue ingrowth and healthy biointegration. On the opposite side, it has a resorbable lactide-caprolactone copolymer film designed to minimise tissue attachment to the device in case of direct contact with the viscera. Assure is indicated for use in both open and laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs, soft tissue deficiencies, and for the temporary bridging of fascial defects, says the company.
Biomerix says the Biomaterial is a "revolutionary bio-integrative synthetic tissue scaffold, made from a non-resorbable, cross linked, reticulated, polycarbonate polyurethane-urea consisting of an open-cell, three-dimensional, interconnected macroporous structure.
Revive also featured the Biomerix Biomaterial, and acts as an ideal three-dimensional tissue scaffold, facilitating rapid tissue ingrowth and the body's natural healing process. Its construction is engineered to optimise handling characteristics and deliver high mechanical strength, and the device can be utilised in a variety of soft tissue repairs and for both open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs.