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Ethicon - Henry Schein Medical


For over a century, Ethicon has provided healthcare professionals with value-driven, best-to-market surgical solutions, medical devices, and professional education.

Ethicon’s commitment to advancing surgical care began with mass production of sterile sutures in 1887, revolutionizing surgery for minimally invasive procedures, and elevating the worldwide standard of care. Today, Ethicon’s innovation continues with a portfolio of advanced products, including meaningful solutions for wound closure devices and dressings, like the ones featured below.

Ethicon products are intended for use by licensed healthcare professionals. For complete indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse reactions please reference full package insert. Please see manufacturers’ website for full package insert.

BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG - Henry Schein Medical
BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG

BIOPATCH is a protective disk with CHG that is indicated to reduce the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), local infections and skin colonization in patients with central venous and arterial catheters. BIOPATCH is the #1 selling CHG dressing on the market with a 1A CDC recommendation, trusted by more than 70% of hospitals across the nation.

Features and Benefits:

  • Proven efficacy in over 15 randomized control trials—more than any other option available today
  • 360-degree coverage provides skin antisepsis around the entire insertion site for up to 7 days
  • The only CHG dressing with over 25 years of extensive clinical use
  • Removal with BIOPATCH is a simple, one-step process—with no saline or alcohol swabs needed
The DERMABOND® Portfolio - Henry Schein Medical
The DERMABOND® Portfolio

The DERMABOND Portfolio offers a range of topical skin adhesives (TSAs) and skin closure systems that deliver strong, flexible, skin closure with waterproof, microbial barrier protection.

Features and Benefits:

  • DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System provides statistically significant greater skin-holding strength than skin staples or subcuticular suture*
  • Demonstrated in vitro to kill 99.9% of bacteria (MRSA, MRSE, and E. coli) on direct contact†
  • Offers the comfort and convenience of being able to shower immediately after surgery (if healthcare provider approves) and leads to excellent cosmesis
STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices - Henry Schein Medical
STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices

With self-anchoring technology and significantly more points of fixation than traditional sutures, STRATAFIX gives surgeons more consistent control over every pass and combines the strength and security of interrupted closure with the efficiency of continuous closure. STRATAFIX provides self-anchoring technology with no knot-related complications.

Features and Benefits:

  • Easily manage tension and control approximation during closure
  • Only commercially available knotless tissue control devices with IRGACARE® MP (triclosan)
  • Available in different anchor technologies that can be used to close incisions in organs, fascia,‡ and skin
Ethicon Plus Antibacterial Sutures - Henry Schein Medical
Ethicon Plus Antibacterial Sutures

Plus Antibacterial sutures have been shown in vitro to inhibit colonization of the suture for 7 days or more, and have demonstrated a 28% reduction in SSI risk. § ||

Features and Benefits:

  • Predictable breaking strength retention (BSR) profile
Ethicon Sutures - Henry Schein Medical
Ethicon Sutures

Secure wound closure is an integral part of nearly every surgical procedure. Since 1887, Ethicon has pioneered advances in suture and needle technology that enable you to minimize tissue trauma, optimize healing, and improve patient outcomes. Ethicon offers a full portfolio of sutures to accommodate specialized function of every tissue.

Features and Benefits:

  • Diverse options to match wound healing needs and appropriate surgical device, including absorbable, permanent, braided, monofilament, and barbed sutures
  • Paired with Ethicon needles for the precision, strength, consistency, and quality that surgeons trust—wound closure manual
  • Premium needles are resistant to bending and breaking and designed to penetrate tissue smoothly

*In an ex-vivo study, more load in N was required to create a 3+1 mm gap between skin edges approximated with DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System, than with subcuticular 4-0 MONOCRYL® (poliglecaprone 25) Suture or PROXIMATE® Ethicon Endo-Surgery skin staples (P=0.00).

†Clinical significance unknown.

‡STRATAFIX™ Symmetric PDS™ Plus Knotless Control Devices only.

§21 RCTs, 6462 patients, 95% CI: (14, 40%), P<0.001.

|| All triclosan-coated sutures in these RCTs were Ethicon Plus Antibacterial Sutures (MONOCRYL Plus Antibacterial (poliglecaprone 25) Suture, Coated VICRYL® Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture and PDS® Plus Antibacterial (polydioxanone) Suture.