BioGlue has been used in over 750,000 surgical procedures since its launch in 1998 and is the leading surgical adhesive used in cardiovascular surgery worldwide.
BioGlue’s two components, purified bovine serum albumin (BSA) and glutaraldehyde, are dispensed by a controlled delivery system. Once dispensed, the two components are fully mixed within the applicator tip. BioGlue, upon application to the tissue at the repair site, creates a flexible mechanical seal independent of the body’s clotting mechanisms.
BioGlue begins to polymerize within 20 to 30 seconds and reaches full strength within two minutes. BioGlue also adheres to synthetic graft materials through mechanical bonding within the interstices of the graft matrix.
BioGlue Syringe CryoLife’s BioGlue syringe is a self-contained, easy to use, disposable delivery system requiring no thawing, reconstitution or manual mixing. The pre-filled syringe is available in 2mL, 5mL, and 10mL volumes to meet the hemostatic needs of the surgeon.
The all-inclusive packaging saves time and space while the design of the syringe optimizes access and visualization of the target site.
FDA Approval BioGlue is indicated for use as an adjunct to standard methods of achieving hemostasis (such as sutures and staples) in adult patients in open surgical repair of large vessels (such as aorta, femoral and carotid arteries).
CE Mark Approval BioGlue has been awarded three CE marks for its use in cardiac and vascular repair, pulmonary repair and soft tissue repair. BioGlue is indicated for use as an adjunct to standard methods of surgical repair (such as sutures, staples, electrocautery, and/or patches) to bond, seal, and/or reinforce soft tissue. BioGlue may also be applied alone to seal and/or reinforce damaged parenchyma when other ligature or conventional procedures are ineffective or impractical. Indicated soft tissues are cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, genitourinary, dural, alimentary (esophageal, gastrointestinal, and colorectal), and other abdominal tissues (pancreatic, splenic, hepatic, biliary). Additionally, BioGlue is used in the fixation of surgical meshes in hernia repair.