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Cohera Medical Inc.® TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive

Cohera Medical Inc. TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive bonds planar flaps of tissue together during recovery after large planar flap surgical procedures. The goal of our engagement was to create a product that meets the clinical needs of surgeons and patients as well as the business needs of our client.

Challenge:

To take a prototype dispenser capable of demonstrating the concept of adhesive delivery and bring it to manufacturability - including reducing cost, verifying performance of the resulting design, and assisting in the transfer of the final design and assembly equipment to a contract manufacturer.

Solution:

Ximedica’s cross-functional teams provided support from concept & requirements development throughdesign development, design verification all the way through to manufacturing support.
By partnering with Ximedica on the applicator design, Cohera was able to focus internal development efforts on the synthesis and clinical application of the TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive.

Results:

The end result is a product that meets the business needs of Cohera Medical Inc.® as well as the clinical needs of surgeons and patients with:

  • Visual & Tactile Feedback - the delivery state of the device is clearly indicated by the color of the arming tube.
  • Accurate Adhesive Placement - a multi-tip, pivoting head and positioning tip assists in the application of accurate and uniform adhesive drops.
  • Four Step Graphical Instructions (IFU) - the device is designed to require a bare minimum of user steps.
  • Ready to Use, Grab & Go Packaging - there are no loose parts or assembly needed. The package presents the device in a consistent orientation, ready to use.

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