Gunze's Medical Materials Business
Gunze manufactures and markets medical devices with an excellent technology that the company developed over many years. Gunze offers a wide range of bioabsorbable medical materials, including surgical suture threads, bone fixation devices and artificial dermis. Gunze promotes these medical products successfully all over the world.
Bioabsorbable Surgical Suture Thread
The first bioabsorbable surgical suture thread was made in Japan, this product is now exported to various countries overseas. The suture thread reduces stress for the patients due to the gradual absorption into the body, furthermore it eliminates the need for a post-surgery suture removal procedure.
Absorbable Reinforcement Felt
In collaboration with Gunze's textile department and their textile processing, Gunze developed a bioabsorbable reinforcement felt which is mostly used to support sutured lungs, bronchial tubes and other delicate tissues.
Bioabsorbable Bone Fixation Devices
Gunze's bioabsorbable bone fixation devices absorb gradually inside the body, thereby it eliminates the need for a follow-up surgery.
Gunze's artificial dermis consists of two layers, a collagen sponge and a silicon film. When the product is applied on burns or other wounds (skin defects and trauma), the collagen sponge aids the tissue regeneration of the patient's damaged skin.
Gunze's elastic medical stockings help to reduce and prevent venous and lymph stasis in the legs. Based on Gunze's high quality hosiery production techniques, the stockings fit comfortably and allow an easy wear and removal.