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COOK[R] has developed Surgisis[TM] soft-tissue graft for implantation, to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists. This product is made from small intestinal submucosa (SIS), a naturally occurring extracellular matrix. After being surgically implanted, Surgisis is designed to support damaged tissue while its fibrous, three-dimensional matrix is gradually replaced by the body's own tissue.

Surgisis sheets are available in several strengths to meet surgical requirements and can be cut, rolled, or folded. Although thin, pliable, and easy to handle, Surgisis is strong enough to hold sutures or staples. It comes in sterile, peel-open packages, has an extended shelf life, and requires no refrigeration.
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Title Annotation:Surgisis from Cook
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2001
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