Medical Ventures' equine tissue patch:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Medical Ventures' PeriPatch EQ is an equine tissue version of its PeriPatch bovine sheet for use in the surgical repair of soft tissue deficiencies. The product, which will replace the firm's PeriPatch bovine sheet in Europe, is a rectangular-shaped patch made of equine pericardium. It is processed with a proprietary chemical treatment to produce a surgical patch that is flexible, safe, thin, biocompatible and durable, says the Richmond, British Colombia company. Its biocompatibility allows optimal host tissue incorporation, and no special sutures are required to make a secure seal.