Baxter Unveils Design Enhancements to FLOSEAL and TISSEEL Hemostatic Agents at AORN Meeting

  • New design for preparation of FLOSEAL enhances patient safety and accelerates preparation process with fewer components and steps
  • TISSEEL Snap Lock Applicator provides greater maneuverability and more secure attachment during surgery
  • Hands-on demonstrations of both products available to attendees this week at AORN conference

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) is committed to advancing surgical innovation and unveiled new designs that enhance the company’s FLOSEAL and TISSEEL hemostatic products at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference and Expo, which is being held April 1-5.

“Baxter is committed to introducing innovative products designed to improve patient safety and ease of use,” said Wil Boren, President of Baxter’s Advanced Surgery business. “We are excited to bring customer-inspired enhancements to our leading hemostat and sealant portfolio that surgeons rely on for safe and effective solutions to address intraoperative bleeding.”

FLOSEAL Full Sterile Preparation (FSP) represents an improved design for the preparation of Baxter’s FLOSEAL Hemostatic Matrix. FLOSEAL FSP, which has the same indications and formulation as FLOSEAL, can quickly be prepared by a single person with fewer steps, all from within the sterile surgical environment, which also further reduces contamination risk. The new design is currently available in Europe where nurses and surgeons cite several advantages, including simplified and shorter preparation process; more control of preparation consistency; and independent preparation within the surgical team.

Results of two health economic analyses recently published in the Journal of Medical Economics support FLOSEAL as a cost-effective tool for controlling bleeding during cardiac and spinal surgeries that may contribute to significant cost savings for hospitals compared to another flowable hemostat.1, 2 The analyses are based on previously published retrospective studies that observed fewer complications in surgeries that used FLOSEAL, including operating time.3, 4, 5

TISSEEL helps to control bleeding in a variety of situations, including in patients using heparin to reduce the risk of blood clots. The improved applicator unveiled at AORN snaps and locks to the syringe for a more secure attachment while providing surgeons greater maneuverability to position the product where it is needed. This should be particularly helpful during laparoscopic surgery, such as bariatric surgery, when a surgeon has a limited range of motion at the surgical site.

Baxter is providing an advanced look at both FLOSEAL FSP and TISSEEL Snap Lock Applicator in the company’s booth (#1129) at AORN, including the ability to interact with the new products in preparation for the upcoming launches. Attendees can also learn more about effective blood management strategies and see hands-on demonstrations of other products in Baxter’s portfolio.