Many products focus on the tensile strength of the sealant, but neglect the most important parameter of adhesion to tissue.

Providing the internal strength of the sealant and the tissue itself are sufficiently high, it is the sealant:tissue adhesive strength that is the determining factor for tissue:tissue joint failure.

A new test method was developed to measure adhesion properties. The test clearly demonstrated the superior performance of Vivostat® Fibrin Sealant compared to conventional products.

The graph shows adhesion strength at first break after 20 seconds.

Comparative kinetics of polymerisation of three fibrin sealants and influence on timing of tissue adhesion · Kjaergard H K et al. · Thrombosis Research 2000; 98: 221-228