Catalog Biomaterials 2021

10| Biomaterials Product catalog 2021 Porcine collagen membrane Mem-Lok® Pliable – versatile and flexible Mem-Lok® Pliable is a strong, conformable, collagen membrane made of highly purified, porcine tissue. Mem-Lok® Pliable offers flexibility and strength. It is easy to handle and simple to fixate. This barrier membrane supports soft tissue and stabilizes the grafting area. Meticulously manufactured from highly purified, intact, porcine collagen and minimally cross-linked, it is biocompatible and predictably resorbable. It is smoothly adaptable to defects and contours and can easily be repositioned. Due to its high suture pullout strength, it can be firmly anchored to the surrounding tissue. The risk of secondary infection due to BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is excluded. Special handling characteristics [5] Not side-specific Can be placed dry or hydrated Does not adhere to gloves or instruments Easily repositionable for precise placement Simple, easy fixation Single layer, intact collagen Cell occlusive High tear strength Dependable strength Proven biomechanical strength safeguards fixation In pre-clinical testing, suture pullout strength was three times higher than a comparable collagen membrane [5]. Supports wound healing [5] Reduced degree of inflammation and foreign body response confirmed in pre-clinical testing at early timepoints Protects the graft area from undesirable soft-tissue infiltration during initial healing phase Enables nutrient transfer Predictable resorption in 12 to 16 weeks Due to slower resorption rate of the compared materials, Mem-Lok® Pliable provides greater initial stability during the crucial weeks of early healing