Product news Biomaterials 2021

Synthetic PTFE membrane PermaPro™ Open healing possible [10, 11] PermaPro™ is an exceptionally thin, non-resorbable and biocompatible membrane. It is composed of biologically inert, high-density polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which acts as an efficient barrier against bacterial and cellular penetration, and can therefore be used for open healing in certain indications. Applications include Socket and ridge preservation (open healing) Horizontal/vertical ridge augmentation Fenestration and dehiscence defects Intraosseous defects (1 to 3 walls) Preference for PermaPro™ over a collagen membrane Higher form stability Augmentation outside the ridge contour Synthetic nature – no religious or dietary conflicts Exposure – situations where primary wound closure is not desired (indication dependent) Product features 100 % synthetic PTFE barrier membrane Ultra-thin (~0.08 mm) Impervious to bacteria due to dense structure Easily removable due to minimal tissue ingrowth into the surface structure No need for primary soft tissue closure (indication-dependent) [10, 11] Easy recovery thanks to blue color Rounded edges for minimal tissue trauma Easy fixation with sutures or pins SEM picture of PermaPro™ at 30-fold magnification Biomaterials Product news 2021 | 7