Biocomposites announced that its STIMULAN products have gained a new Canadian approval for mixing with antibiotics vancomycin, gentamicin and tobramycin for use in treating bacterial infection in soft tissue surrounding bone.
The STIMULAN Rapid Cure and STIMULAN Kit products are the first and only approved calcium matrices that can carry an antibiotic to treat bacterial infection. This offers surgeons the flexibility to apply a broad spectrum of "off-the-shelf" antibiotics at concentrations that will support their patient-specific treatment plans. STIMULAN targets high concentrations of antibiotic at the point of infection at levels unachievable systemically – which lowers rates of reinfection, saves costs and improves patient outcomes.
Michael Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Biocomposites, said, “This is another breakthrough for STIMULAN – our world leading calcium sulfate antibiotic carrier. Used by surgeons throughout the world as part of their infection management strategies, STIMULAN mixed with antibiotics offers unrivalled flexibility to allow surgeons to treat bacterial infection using their chosen antibiotics at patient-specific concentration levels – significantly improving patient outcomes and decreasing hospital readmissions. Biocomposites is committed to developing innovative products that improve patients’ lives, and as demand for our products continues to increase around the world, we are very pleased to have received an enhanced approval for STIMULAN in Canada.”
STIMULAN is already used globally in over 50,000 cases every year and in thousands of hospitals around the world.