Nurami Medical is developing ArtiFix, a novel adhesive patch which will adhere to tissues via an incorporated adhesive, eliminating the need for sutures or the application of a liquid sealant onto the patch, saving time, while ensuring an effective seal and closure for soft tissue surgeries. ArtiFix can be used as an on-lay dural substitute, and for additional indications.
ArtiFix will be composed of a fiber matrix, and an adhesive layer that incorporates a tissue reactive polymer. The fiber matrix will provide the required physical structure, mechanical strength and high contact surface area for optimal tissue ingrowth; while the adhesive layer will provide the necessary adherence in wet conditions until full tissue recovery is achieved.
ArtiFix’s fibers will be prepared via an electrospinning technique. Nurami will incorporate bio-reactive polymers in the electrospinning process providing the necessary adhesive for this suture-free patch.