Teleflex Medical OEM Receives Patent for High-Strength, Coreless Force Fiber® Suture
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom-engineered sutures and fibers, has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a unique high-strength suture. U.S. Patent 8,088,146 addresses a suture that combines a proprietary coreless braid design with fibers of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). This technology is also applicable to UHMWPE material co-braided with colored fibers to create greater visibility and contrast during surgical procedures.
Marketed under the brand Force Fiber® since 2004, the suture’s excellent physical properties and handling characteristics have made it a leading choice for arthroscopic repairs. Research indicates that Force Fiber® has a high level of strength compared to competitive suture. In addition, the suture is flexible, nonabrasive, and has a silk-like feel that is gentle on tissue and gloves. Force Fiber’s® coreless braid, when tied by the surgeon, will flatten upon itself to provide a low knot profile that resists slippage and offers outstanding knot security.
The Force Fiber® suture portfolio includes a wide range of USP sizes, patterns such as cross and stripe, and an outstanding selection of solids and multi-colored sutures, including blue, white, green, white/blue, green/white, white/black and white/green.
Teleflex Medical OEM has private label agreements with leading orthopedic medical device manufacturers to market Force Fiber suture for orthopedic applications. In addition, Force Fiber® suture is used as a component in numerous orthopedic medical devices.
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