AQUABRID® is a fully synthetic surgical sealant for aortic surgical procedures. In contact with water AQUABRID® forms an elastic layer within 3 to 5 minutes – making it optimal for use on wet conditions. AQUABRID® stretches and shrinks with contraction of the vessel, while maintaining a strong seal in the aorta.1, 2 AQUABRID® has been commercially available in Japan since 2014 under the name of HYDROFIT®.1, 2
AQUABRID® can be applied to natural and/or artificial tissue (e.g. aortic graft). The surgical site does not need to be dry, AQUABRID® requires blood/ moisture for reaction.
A thin layer of AQUABRID® (liquid) is applied to seal the suture holes.
AQUABRID® absorbs the moisture/blood and doubles its regional volume.
AQUABRID® forms an elastic film after polymerization with CO2 release.
Reacts with water - optimal use for wet surfaces, regardless of heparinization conditions
Ready to use - No manual mixing or preparation required
Elastic - Stretches and shrinks with the vessel contractions
Strong - Maintains bond/seal in the high pressure environment of the aorta
100% synthetic- No biological origin or risk of infection
AQUABRID® Surgical Sealant
– Surgical sealant (Content 2g)
– Silicone sheet (package of 2)
Designed and manufactured by Sanyo Chemical Industries and distributed by Terumo Europe NV.
1. Eto M et al. Elastomeric surgical sealant for hemostasis of cardiovascular anastomosis under full heparinization. Europ. J. Cardio Surg. 2007; 730-734.
2. Oda S. et al. Experimental use of an elastomeric surgical sealant for arterial hemostasis and its long-term tissue response. Interac. Cardiov. and Thor. Surgery. 2010; 258-261.
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