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TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive

Development of a Single Component, High Strength, Biocompatible Surgical Adhesive MKT-0021
Eric Beckman, Founder/Senior Scientist, Cohera Medical, Inc.

TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is currently approved for sale in the United States for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in abdominoplasty.

TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive* is the only FDA approved adhesive for internal approximation of tissue after abdominoplasty. TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive forms a bond between tissue layers with more than 10x the strength of fibrin based sealants, reducing subcutaneous dead space between tissue planes. TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is a clinically proven alternative to the use of post-operative drains in most abdominoplasty patients.

How Does it Work?

TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is designed to provide a strong bond for a period of time sufficient for natural healing to occur. The tissue surfaces are held together for several minutes after application to allow moisture in the tissue to initiate the curing process. After the layers heal, TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive breaks down into safe components that are eliminated by the body naturally.

Surgeons use TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive to adhere tissue flaps created during abdominoplasty surgery, allowing the tissues to heal naturally. Clinical trials have shown that the use of TissuGlu is safe and effective, and can eliminate the need for drains in most abdominoplasty procedures.

Easy to Use

TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is easily-applied, requires no mixing or thawing, and is stored at room temperature. TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is applied in pre-measured drops to the tissue surfaces to be adhered using a multi-tip, pivot head, single usage applicator.

*Disclaimer: TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is currently approved for sale in the United States for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in abdominoplasty. TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive received European CE Mark in 2011, where it is approved for large flap surgical procedures such as abdominoplasty. TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is not approved for sale in any other region. No other Cohera Medical product is currently approved for sale in any country.