Product news Biomaterials 2021

Porcine collagen membrane Argonaut® Naturally long barrier function, slow degradation Argonaut® is a long lasting, conformable barrier membrane that drapes easily for graft site contours. It has excellent strength and stability for optimal graft site protection. Argonaut® membrane is a completely resorbable collagen membrane produced from porcine pericardium in a standardized, controlled purification process and used to support guided tissue and bone regeneration, for covering implants, and for periodontal tissue regeneration. Because of the special structure and strong fiber-linking of the pericardium, Argonaut® membrane offers a naturally long barrier function without chemical cross-linking, allowing for predictable regeneration, particularly of large defects [7–9]. Applications include Extraction sockets Periodontal defects Block graft coverage Ridge reconstruction Product features Naturally long barrier function Low thickness Excellent tear resistance Very good surface adaption Not sticky after rehydration Can be pinned or sutured 3-year shelf life Can be stored at room temperature SEM picture of Argonaut® at 1000-fold magnification. Manufacturing process of Argonaut® – a native pericardiummembrane Multi-stage cleaning process Pericardium of German pigs* Lyophilization (Freezedrying) Packaging / Ethylene oxide sterilization Sterile product (3 years) *animals destined for the food industry and certified according to international standards. 6| Biomaterials Product news 2021