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GOB TEAM ON A MEDICAL TRAINING TRIP IN THE BALKANS

The Global OrthoBiologic Team successfully returned from their first medical training in the Balkans. Serbia was the first stop on the trip. The GOB team was represented by Dr. Himanshu Bansal, scientific advisory member, Mr. Randy Beimel, GOB President and Mr. Mihail Blagoev, VP International Business Development. Another scientific advisory member of our board – Dr. Dzihan Abazovic, invited the team to Belgrade.

The main reason for the Belgrade visit was the beginning of teamwork between Dr. Abazovic and Dr. Bansal. They both shared common health goals, physical and mental effort in assessing, planning, or evaluating patient care. Dr. Abazovic performed five spinal cord injuries procedures that day with the expert assistance of Dr. Bansal. The Serbian specialists were amazed and impressed by Dr. Bansal’s experience in Regenerative Medicine and he was invited to be a lecturer on the 3rd Symposium of Regenerative Orthopedics in Novi Sad (01-02 April, 2016).

Indian scientist Dr. Himanshu Bansal shared his extremely innovative project in front of his Serbian colleagues “Brain Death Reversal – First Ever Study in the World”. A team of doctors from India and the US, led by Dr. Bansal, is working on an ambitious project to infuse life into those deemed brain dead. As part of the project, the team has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients declared clinically dead from traumatic brain injury. Global OrthoBiologic Inc is one of the proud sponsors of the project.

Dr. Stefano Batista was one of the doctors who also visited us during our stay in Serbia. He is well known for doing medical tourism to Africa from Europe and he was highly impressed by the Serbian facility of Dr. Abazovic. As soon as Dr. Batista found out that the facility is approved by the Serbian ministry of health to perform stem cell procedures, he immediately considered changing his African center for medical tourism to Belgrade.

Second stop of our medical training trip was Zagreb, Croatia. Dr. Abazovic presented his protocols and cases regarding wound care management in front of the members of company Stoma Medical. Željko Vuk and his colleagues were extremely impressed by the significant improvements of the patients just by using BMAC in the wound care management.

Our second meeting in Zagreb was with Dr. Mladen Miskulin. He specializes in orthopedics and traumatology and he is Assistant Professor at the University of Dubrovnik. We presented him the opportunity to use the Magellan® Autologous Platelet Separator in his sports medicine practice and the benefits he could receive from it.

The GOB team travelled on to Slovenia after the successful presentations in Croatia. Our partners from Educell were organizing their First Aesthetic Congress in Ljubljana and we were invited there in order to introduce the benefits of Magellan® Autologous Platelet Separator to the top aesthetics and dermatologists in the country. Dr. Abazovic was well received by the audience as he discussed the benefits of the highly concentrated product from a single therapy.

At the end of this medical training trip, the Global OrthoBiologic Team was invited to Serbia again for the 3rd Symposium of Regenerative Orthopedics in Novi Sad (01-02 April, 2016).

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THE VIVOSTAT® SYSTEM

The uniqueness of the Vivostat® system is a novel patented biotechnological process that enables reliable and reproducible preparation of autologous Fibrin Sealant or Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF®) without using cryoprecipitation and without the need for a separate thrombin component.

THE FULLY AUTOMATED VIVOSTAT® SYSTEM CONSISTS OF THREE COMPONENTS:

  • The Processor Unit is a non-sterile, reusable, fully automated device that controls the biochemical process.
  • The Processor Unit is used to process the patient’s blood and prepare the Vivostat® Fibrin Sealant or Vivostat PRF® solution.
Vivostat Processor Product
  • The Processor Unit is operated by a single button and a display keeps the nurse informed of the remaining process time and status at all times. No specific installation is required and the large wheelbase makes moving it easy.
  • The Processor Unit can be located in any room or corridor in the operating department. It is most often placed centrally between the operating theatres. This way one Processor Unit can supply a number of operating theatres.
  • In approx.  25 min a concentrated fibrin sealant or PRF® solution is prepared from the patient’s whole blood.
  • The Applicator Unit is a non-sterile, reusable, fully automated device that controls the delivery of the Vivostat® Fibrin Sealant or Vivostat PRF®.
Vivostat Processor Product
  • The large display and integrated microprocessor automatically primes the Spraypen® and informs the surgeon of the remaining volume of fibrin sealant/PRF® throughout the entire process.
  • Different spray modes can be selected depending on the actual procedure or area to be covered. Like the Processor Unit it has a large wheelbase and can easily be moved if required.
  • The disposable set comprises of two parts: A Preparation Kit used to prepare the fibrin sealant or PRF® solution before surgery, and an Application Kit used to activate and apply the fibrin sealant/PRF® solution.

 

  • Preparation Kit
    The Preparation Kit contains the specially designed Preparation Unit – a sterile disposable device in which the patient’s blood is collected, the biochemical process carried out, and the fibrin sealant or PRF® solution harvested.

 

  • The Application Kit
    The Application Kit contains the Spraypen®1 and all other items required to prepare the system for the delivery of the fibrin sealant or PRF® solution. The Spraypen® is a sterile, disposable, hand held device which delivers the fibrin sealant or PRF® solution to the tissue. The revolutionary and patented design offers the surgeon unparalleled freedom in controlling the application unlike any other product on the market today.

 

1Besides the Spraypen®, the Vivostat® system offers different types of applicators, e.g. the Endoscopic Applicator. For a full list of application devices click here

1-2-3 Spray

Three easy steps to prepare Vivostat® Fibrin Sealant or Vivostat PRF®

1. Draw blood from the Patient

Fibrin Prep With Blood Inside

At the time of surgery or up to 24 hours before1, citrate (supplied with the kit) is added to the Preparation Unit. 120 ml of the patient’s own blood is then drawn into the same unit.

2. Process the patient’s blood

Vivostat Processor 800

The Preparation Unit is placed in the Processor Unit. At the touch of a button the process starts; after approx. 25 minutes, an autologous fibrin or PRF® solution is ready for use. No thrombin or bovine components are added to the blood at any time.

3. Load the Applicator Unit and spray

Vivostat Display Applicator

The Fibrin or PRF® solution is easily loaded into the Applicator Unit and applied to the surgical site using one of the unique application devices (e.g. the Spraypen). 1This depends on the type of kit being used. Always consult the “Instructions for Use” supplied with the kit to determine the correct preparation.

The following video illustrates how to prepare and apply autologous fibrin sealant.

Presentation DVD from Vivostat A/S on Vimeo.