Veterinary Products Laboratories (VPL) announces its strategic alliance with Poly-Med, Inc., a research and development company, to make and market TISSUEMEND
Veterinary Products Laboratories (VPL) announces its strategic alliancewith Poly-Med, Inc., a research and development company, to make and marketTISSUEMEND, the only synthetic absorbable tissue adhesive available in veterinarymedicine, the company says. "We couldn't be more pleased to be workingwith one of the world's top experts in this field," says Dr. CraigWoods, VPL director of business development. "Our research and developmentprocess resulted in a library of tissue adhesives based on novel cyanoacrylatecompositions making them uniquely absorbable, more tissue friendly and exceptionallystrong for wound adhesion, representing a true advancement in the fieldof tissue adhesives." TISSUEMEND is a methoxypropyl cyanoacrylate compositionthat is absorbed via hydrolysis, is durable and acts as a hemostatic agent,the company says. "Market research told us that current medical cyanoacrylateswere not meeting the needs of the patient and veterinarian," adds BetsyWatkins, VPL director of marketing. "Packaged under dry nitrogen forincreased stability, TISSUEMEND is economical and ideal for many surgicalprocedures."
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