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DSM in Medical

General Surgery: Meeting unmet surgical needs

At DSM, we leverage our research, development, manufacturing experience and breadth of technology platforms to deliver products that fulfill unmet surgical needs. We strive to improve patient outcomes, reduce procedure times and provide a better opportunity for healing to occur. DSM has a variety of proprietary processes used to create technology platforms, such as biologic grafts and collagen scaffolds for soft tissue repair. Additionally, our mechanical device engineering expertise is used to create innovative tools such as minimally invasive instruments needed to deliver and fix biologic devices into place.
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Natural scaffolds for repairing soft tissue defects

Our proprietary OPTRIX™ tissue processing technology is used to manufacture extracellular matrix (ECM) products that provide a natural scaffold to reinforce the repair of soft tissue defects. Applications include abdominal wall repair, suture or staple line reinforcement and hernia repair. Because ECM materials provide an ideal environment for cell infiltration and revascularization, they are naturally integrated and remodeled into host tissue. This minimizes complications commonly seen with permanent synthetic meshes and provides surgeons with additional treatment options.

Supporting repair and healing with resorbable materials

DSM’s resorbable polymer technology is used to make resorbable components, either extruded and molded to a specific shape or offered as mesh-like sheet structures. These products support the repair and healing of living tissue and then resorb over time. Proprietary strengthening technology can be added to make resorbable components strong enough to be used as an alternative to permanent metal parts.

Devices for delivery and fixation

We can leverage our device design and manufacturing capabilities to create delivery systems and resorbable fixation components. Delivery instruments are used in combination with meshes and grafts to ensure easy and accurate delivery of the devices. Minimally invasive fixation devices can be designed to provide reliable and durable attachment with either resorbable or permanent fixation components.

Restoring natural function

Dyneema Purity® fiber is the leading material for use in high-strength orthopedic sutures because our unique formulation provides uncompromising strength and minimizes impact on surrounding tissue. Every day, and already in millions of patients, Dyneema Purity® fiber is used in sutures to restore and preserve the body’s natural biomechanics – and accelerate patient recovery.

  • Abdominal wall repair
  • Biologic grafts
  • Biomedical fibers for soft tissue applications
  • Hernia repair
  • Instrumentation
  • Suture or staple reinforcement
  • Regenerative medicine (scaffolds), extruded and molded resorbable components
  • Wound repair

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  • Delivery systems (instruments in combination with meshes and grafts)
  • Minimally invasive fixation devices

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  • Resorbable materials [Polylactide (PLA), Polylactide-co-glycolide (PLGA), Polycaprolactone (PCL), Polycarbonate (e.g. TMC)]
  • Non resorbable materials (PEEK, TPU)
  • Implant-grade metals (titanium, stainless steel)