Because every drop matters
HEMO-SEAL™ preserves this precious resource
During surgery, bleeding can disrupt a clear surgical field and hinder visualization when you need it most. HEMO-SEAL™ Needle Suture Technology was designed with this in mind – it’s a needle-suture combination that allows a better fit of the suture in the needle hole, resulting in reduced needle hole bleeding
The PROLENE® you trust – but better
Same handling. Reduced leakage. Better visualization.
HEMO-SEAL™ Technology uses the same PROLENE® suture you trust, but offers reduced needle hole leakage. In a pre-clinical model, HEMO-SEAL Technology was shown to reduce needle hole leakage rate by 67% compared to the standard PROLENE Polypropylene Suture; and by 59% compared to GORE-TEX® ePTFE Nonabsorbable Monofilament Suture.1†
How HEMO-SEAL™ Technology works
Tapered suture. 1-to-1 needle-to-suture ratio.
HEMO-SEAL Technology narrows the PROLENE suture at the needle attachment site, which results in the remainder of the suture having a reduced needle-to-suture ratio. This enhanced ratio allows the bulk of the suture to adequately fill the needle hole, leading to a significant reduction in needle hole bleeding.
PROLENE® Polypropylene Suture with HEMO-SEAL™ Technology IFU
† A comparative analysis of the suture hole leak rate of Standard 5-0 PROLENE® Polypropylene Suture, 5-0 HEMO-SEAL™ Needle Suture, and 5-0 GORE-TEX® EPTFE non-absorbable monofilament suture following an EPTFE to EPTFE vascular gradt anastomosis in an ex vivo cariopulmonary bypass pulsatile flow loop model with heparinized porcine blood.
Rosin E, Robinson GM. Knot security of suture materials. Vet Surg. : VS. 1989;18(4):269-273.
1. Miller CM, Sangiolo P, Jacobson JH. Reduced anastomotic bleeding using new sutures with a needle-suture diameter ratio of one. Surgery. 1987; 101(2): 156-160.