The Matrix Patch™ is a cell-free equine-derived pericardial patch for defect repair in pediatric cardiac surgery.
The equine Matrix Patch™ shows excellent mechanical properties similar to conventional glutaraldehyde-treated pericardial patches. Its handling is more flexible and reveals improved suture properties with reduced needle-hole bleeding.
The Matrix Patch™ is manufactured without glutaraldehyde, using a unique process that prevents the accumulation of calcium and lipid in the tissue.
Equine pericardium has been shown to provide excellent mechanical properties, biological compatibility, and freedom from transmissible diseases.
The Matrix Patch™ is shipped in an antibiotic solution and can be stored at 4–8°C for up to 18 months. The patch is available off-the-shelf and, except for a short rinse to remove the antibiotics, can be used without further preparation.
The equine Matrix Patch™ is available in the following sizes:
10x10 cm, 8x8 cm, 5x5 cm, 3x3 cm, 10x5 cm, 8x4 cm, 10x2 cm, 8x2 cm, 8x1 cm, 6x1 cm