The new Universal SealRing cannula is designed to allow non-invasive cannulation of living donor kidneys as well as kidneys from deceased donors. The thermoplastic rubber seal gasket and cannula surface create a gentle pressure seal on the edge of the artery, enabling use in kidneys with full, partial or no aortic patch. In addition, four anchor points enable a suture to be put in place, if required, while the pressure seal is created. A new magnifying element on the rubber seal gasket assists with cannula alignment on the artery. Feedback from initial clinical use of the cannula has been very positive.
"We received a kidney which had been turned down for transplant elsewhere. The donor had an extensive abdominal aortic dissection which prevented the use of an aortic cuff. The non invasive nature of the Universal SealRing cannula enabled us to machine perfuse this kidney which would otherwise have been discarded."
—Michael J. Goldstein, MD, Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA.
"Our local surgeons are really pleased with the new Universal SealRing cannula; they like the way in which it hugs the artery/patch and does not cause any harm to the intima of the artery. We have also found that they are easy to use and don’t leak at all."
—Joseph P. Rieland, Recovery Services Coordinator, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
"The Universal SealRing cannula provides an easy and quick technique of placing a donor kidney on the LifePort® cassette, especially when working without assistance — the bilateral anvil with snap latch design and conical seal greatly facilitate the connection process, as well as ensuring that flow through the arterial orifice is not compromised."
—Michael Bloch, Organ & Tissue Donor Specialist, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.
For more information on the Universal SealRing, contact your account representative or request a call back at http://www.organ-recovery.com/contact.php