Wayne, PA Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom sutures and performance fibers, has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office for its high-strength, Force Fiber® suture. Patent No. 1623726 provides protection in most European countries for a high-strength suture that combines a coreless braid design with fibers of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). This innovation is also applicable to UHMWPE material co-braided with colored fibers to enhance the suture’s visibility and contrast during surgical procedures.
“The Force Fiber® product line continues to show great acceptance across the world,” said Debra Masso, General Manager, Performance Fibers for Teleflex Medical OEM. “Force Fiber® suture has a high level of strength. Its outstanding physical properties and handling characteristics have made this product popular in the orthopedic arena.”
The high-strength suture is flexible, nonabrasive, and has a silk-like feel that is gentle on tissue and gloves. Force Fiber® suture’s coreless braid will flatten upon itself, during the tying process, to provide a snug, low knot profile that allows precise knot placement and a smooth tie down.
The Force Fiber® suture product line includes a wide range of USP sizes; patterns, including cross and stripe; and a wide selection of solids and multi-colored sutures, including blue, white, green, white/blue, green/white, white/black and white/green.
The sutures can also be custom-configured to meet the requirements of many unique applications, or incorporated into an anchor or driver.
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