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FDA clears Advanced Medical’s new wound closure tech

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The US FDA has granted 510(k) approval for the latest product in the LiquiBand range developed by Advanced Medical Solutions (AMS). The topical skin adhesive is designed to close and protect surgical incisions in the operating room, and could provide an alternative to sutures and staples. The adhesive is particularly suited to use during laparoscopic procedures, Winsford, UK-based AMS says. The product has a dual applicator which allows initial closure of the surgical incision, followed by the application of an adhesive film to help protect the wound site from infection or breakdown. AMS launched its first LiquiBand product in the US in October 2009, for use on trauma-induced lacerations, minor wounds and laparoscopic skin incisions.

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