Sutures

Manufactured by Meril

Superior Sutures

Uniplex distributes a range of quality sutures manufactured by the global organisation Meril. Meril is an innovative, state-of-the-art company with products being used for surgery in over 100 countries. A collaboration between the two companies has led to Uniplex distributing 9 brands from Meril’s absorbable and non-absorbable range of sutures 

 

Stronger, Sharper Sutures

Meril's sutures are made from 300 series stainless steel, giving a stronger, sharper needle

Square Body Design

A square body design allows for a firm grip, which can prevent suture slippages

Over 1000 combinations

Meril have a vast portfolio consisting on absorbable and non absorbable sutures

Multi Stroke technology

Each suture is swaged using multi stroke technology to reduce sutures snapping

Absorbable Sutures

Five absorbable suture brands manufactured by Meril, including antibacterial sutures 

Mitsu™ – Polyglactin 910

Mitsu™ is a mid-term absorbable braided and coated synthetic suture made of poly (glycolide-co-l-lactide) (90/10). Mitsu™ degrades by hydrolysis and assures predictable and reliable absorption. Made from a copolymer of 90% glycolide and 10% lactide, Mitsu™ (Polyglactin 910) suture is available as dyed and undyed. The suture coating is a mixture composed of a copolymer of glycolide and lactide (Polyglactin 370) and a calcium stearate

 Properties 
– Retention of 75% knot tensile strength after 14 days
– Retention of 50% knot tensile strength after 21 days
– Complete mass absorption within 56 to 70 days

Indications
– Gastrointestinal procedures
– Gynaecology & Obstetric procedures
– Ophthalmic procedures 
– Orthopaedic procedures
– Urology procedures 
– Skin closure (intracutaneous, subcutaneous)
– Ligatures 

Advantages
– Smooth knot run-down/knot slide
– Gentle knot repositioning
– Excellent knot security
– Minimal inflammatory reaction

 Product Overview 
Structure: Multifilament & braided
Colour: Dyed & undyed
Chemical Composition: Poly (glycolide-co-l-lactide 90/10)
Sizes USP: Dyed – 8/0 – 2, Undyed – 6/0 –  2

 

 

Mitsu FST™ – Polyglactin 910 Fast

Mitsu FST™ is a short-term absorbable braided and coated synthetic suture made of poly (glycolide0-co-l-lactide)(90/10) that achieves complete mass absorption within 40-42 days. Mitsu FST™ degrades by hydrolysis and assures predictable and reliable absorption. Mitsu FST™ contains only FDA approved colour additives. The suture coating is a mixture composed of copolymer of glycolide and lactide (polyglactin 370) and calcium stearate

 Properties 
– Retention of 50% knot tensile strength after 5 days
– Complete mass absorption within 40 to 42 days

Indications
– Gynaecology & Obstetric procedures
– Ophthalmic procedures 
– Odontology procedures
– Urology procedures 
– Skin closure (intracutaneous, subcutaneous)
– Ligatures 

Advantages
– High initial tensile strength
– Predictable and constant degradation rate
– Excellent handling properties
– Excellent knot security
– Quick mass absorption 

 Product Overview 
Structure: Multifilament & braided
Colour: Undyed
Chemical Composition: Poly (glycolide-co-l-lactide 90/10)
Sizes USP: Undyed – 6/0 to 2

Filapron™ – Polyglecaprone 25

Filapron™ (Polyglecaprone 25) is a dyed/undyed short-term synthetic absorbable monofilament suture composed of poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone). Filapron™ offers excellent knot handling properties and high knot security

 Properties 
– Retention of 60-90% knot tensile strength after 7 days
– Complete mass absorption within 90 to 110 days

Indications
– When short term wound support is desirable
– Skin closure (intracutaneous, subcutaneous)
– Ligatures 

Advantages
– High initial tensile strength
– Short-term absorption profile
– Superior handling features

 Product Overview 
Structure: Monofilament
Colour: Dyed & Undyed
Chemical Composition: Poly (glycolide-co-caprolactone) PGCL
Sizes USP: Undyed – 6/0 to 1

Sharper, Stronger Needles

Meril's Needles provide the user with an unparrelleled surgical experience

Meril Sutures come with  sharper and stronger needles (300 series stainless steel) specifically designed to meet the ever growing needs in all surgical procedures

Every Meril needle is swaged using Multi Stroke Technology (MST) and tested for a needle pull check. Meril’s needles come with a high penetration coating and a square body design for a firm grip

Non-absorbable Sutures

Five non-absorbable suture brands manufactured by Meril

Filasilk™ – Silk 

Filasilk™ is a non-absorbable braided and coated suture, made of natural silk filaments. Filasilk™ is basically indicated for applications where a surgical practice is to employ non-absorbable suture material. Filasilk™ is available in black

Indications
– General surgery
– Skin closure
– Oral surgery 
– Ophthalmic procedures 
– Ligatures 

Advantages
– Excellent handling properties
– Good knot security

 Product Overview 
Structure: Braided
Colour: Black
Origin: Silkworm larval cocoons
Sizes USP: Black – 8/0 to 2

Filamide™ – Nylon 

Filamide™ is a non-absorbable synthetic monofilament suture made of polyamide 6 and polyamide 6.6 (dyed black). Filamide™ black is used for microsurgical and ophthalmic purposes

Indications
– Skin closure
– Plastic and reconstructive procedures
– Microsurgery procedures
– Ophthalmic procedures

Advantages
– Flexible, easy to handle and tie
– Smooth passage through tissue
– Excellent histocompatibility

 Product Overview 
Structure: Monofilament
Colour: Black
Chemical composition: Polyamide 6 – 6.6
Sizes USP: Black – 10/0 to 2

Mericron XL™ – Polyester 

Mericron XL™ polyester suture is a non-absorbable synthetic braided suture composed of poly (ethylene terephthalate). Its high-quality material combined with precise braiding mechanism nearly eliminates the occurrence of post-operative suture fragments in the tissue. Unlike absorbable and some non-absorbable sutures, Mericron XL™ polyester suture does not show any significant change in tensile strength retention known to occur in vivo

Indications
– Cardiovascular procedures 
– Ophthalmic procedures
– Neurological procedures

Advantages
– Smoother suture surface
– Less resistance to knot sliding
– Better strength
– Pliable structure 

 Product Overview 
Structure: Braided
Colour: Green and white 
Chemical composition: Polyethylene terephthalate
Sizes USP: Black – 6/0 to 5

Filaprop™ – Polypropylene

Filaprop™ polypropylene suture is a non-absorbable, sterile surgical suture made of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene, a synthetic linear polyolefin. The suture is pigmented blue to enhance visibility. Filaprop™ is also offered in less memory tray (LMT) as well as in long folders to avoid memory effect

Indications
– Skin closure
– Cardiovascular procedures 
– Neurological procedures
– Ophthalmic procedures 

Advantages
– Smooth passage through tissue
– Minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues
– Unsurpassed strength 
– Optical elasticity and elongation properties
– Available in Less Memory Tray (LMT) 

 Product Overview 
Structure: Monofilament
Colour: Blue
Chemical composition: Polypropylene
Sizes USP: Blue – 10/0 to 2

Meristeel™ – Steel

Meristeel™ is a non-absorbable monofilament suture made from 316LVM stainless steel. It is indicated for use in orthopaedic procedures and sternum closure in cardiovascular surgeries

Indications
– Orthopaedic procedures 
– Sternum closure

Advantages
– Exceptional tensile strength
– Excellent tissue compatibility 

 Product Overview 
Structure: Monofilament
Colour: Silver
Chemical composition: Stainless Steel
Sizes USP: Blue – 5 to 6

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