ASC received FDA 510(k) clearance for our new medical device, ArmourSorb®, on June 20th, 2013 and CE marking on May 29th, 2015. ArmourSorb® is a novel, patent pending deflective and absorbent neurosurgical device composed of an absorptive base material stitched to a protective surface layer to deflect surgical instruments, such as high-speed surgical drills. See ArmourSorb® in use in a cadaveric evaluation.
ArmourSorb® is indicated for use by trained physicians during neurosurgical procedures to protect neural tissues from drying, abrasion, or contamination and to absorb fluids.
Conventional Patties Lack Durability
The destruction of conventional neurosurgical patties (sponges) may lead to:
- Procedure failure
- Challenges in the sponge/pattie accounting process
- Increased duration of procedure
Conventional neurosurgical patties are not shielded to prevent the destructive contact of a high-speed drill burr - they can quickly wrap, perforate, and potentially eject debris back into the wound. This contamination may require extensive celanup both inside and outside the wound to prevent foreign objects from being retained (gossypiboma).