Posted on August 21 2018
Mountainside Medical Equipment is proud to be the first one to introduce a new product that will be extremely important to utilize during surgical procedures. It is called: Gel-Flow NT Absorbable Gelatin Powder Syringe Hemostatic Matrix for Flowable Applications (6mL).
Made by Pfizer, this Gel-Flow NT device consists of 550mg of Gel-Foam Sterile Powder, which is absorbable gelatin powder from an absorbable gelatin sponge, USP. This is a syringe delivery system and has two applicator tips for delivery of the flowable mixture to deep and narrow administration sites.
The components of the Gel-Flow NT Sterile Flowable delivery system are provided in an inner sterile pouch. Gel-Flow NT is a medical device that is intended for application to bleeding surfaces, and acts as a hemostatic. It is a water-insoluble, off-white, non-elastic, porous and pliable product prepared from purified porcine.
Within its interstices, Gel-Flow NT is able to absorb and hold up to 45 times its weight of whole blood and other fluids. The Gel-Foam Sterile Powder used in Gel-Flow NT is a fine, dry, gamma sterilized, light powder that is prepared by a milling absorbable gelatin sponge.
As stated above, Gel-Flow NT has hemostatic properties. While its mode of action is not fully understood, its effect appears to be more physical than the result of altering the blood clotting mechanism. When not used in excessive amounts, Gel-Flow NT us absorbed completely, having little tissue reaction. The absorption is dependent upon several factors, including: the amount used, degree of saturation with blood or other fluids, and the site of use.
When placed in soft tissues, Gel-Flow NT is usually absorbed completely in 4 to 6 weeks, without inducing excessive scar tissue. When applied to a bleeding nasal, rectal or vaginal mucosa, it liquefies within 2 to 5 days.
Gel-Flow NT is indicated in surgical procedures, including those involving cancellous bone bleeding. As a hemostatic device, when control of capillary, venous, and arteriolar bleeding by pressure, ligature, or other conventional procedures is ineffective or impractical, Gel-Flow NT can be used. This product can also be used with or without thrombin to obtain hemostasis.
As a Pfizer Prime Injectable, Gel-Flow NT is a 6 mL injectable and must be saturated with sterile, isotonic sodium chloride solution, or a sterile solution of thrombin - before use as an adjunct to hemostasis. Gel-Flow NT is provided as 550mg of Gel-Foam Sterile Powder that is pre-packaged in a 10 mL syringe for hydration. If thrombin is necessary, prepare the solution per instructions in product prescribing information.
For more information on this brand new product, please visit our website at www.mountainside-medical.com or call 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our knowledgeable customer service associates.