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CYTOFLEX® RESORB ( Resorbable PLA/ PGA Barrier Membrane)

Cytoflex® Resorb membranes consist of three integral layers designed to promote gingival tissue attachment and prevent fibroblast down growth. All three layers are structurally integrated, resulting in a flexible membrane with superb handling properties and high nutrient permeability. Made of biocompatible poly (lactide-co-glycolide) copolymers, Cytoflex® Resorb membrane is non-pyrogenic, non-immunogenic and maintains a barrier framework for over two months after implantation. The resorbable membrane does not require pre-soaking before administration, and completely dissolves within six months.

  • • Easily adaptable
  • • No pre-soaking required
  • • Over 2-month barrier function
  • • Non-pyrogenic, non-immunogenic

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12mm x 24mm Resorbable Membrane

Item #: C03-0301
Packing: 1 per pack
Price: $55.00/box

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20mm x 25mm Resorbable Membrane

Item #: C03-0201
Packing: 1 per pack
Price: $80.00/box

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30mm x 40mm Resorbable Membrane

Item #: C03-0101
Packing: 1 per pack
Price: $115.00/box

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Does the Cytoflex Resorb require primary closure? Can it be left exposed?

Primary closure is achieved when you are able to bring the tissue together and suture. When this is impossible after a large extraction, the practitioner needs to approximate the tissue as much as possible. Whether a barrier membrane can be left exposed is highly dependent upon the practitioner's skills, experience with the barrier material, the construct of the barrier membrane and the treatment protocol. Cytoflex Resorb is cleared for use in conjunction with primary closure. No clinical studies have been performed as if the membrane can be left exposed. If an early exposure does occur after primary closure, the barrier properties of this material can be much more forgiving due to its long resorption duration.

How stiff is the Cytoflex Resorb material?

Cytoflex Resorb is slightly stiffer than regular paper yet can be easily folded without any pre-soaking.

Is Cytoflex Resorb chemically similar to the membrane used in the Box technique (for vertical and horizontal ridge augmentation)?

The Box Technique was invented in November 2008 by Dr. Andrea Menoni; it is the first prosthetically guided bone regeneration technique aimed at fully restoring the lost bone volume by using resorbable polylactid acid absorbable materials. Cytoflex Resorb is chemically similar to the materials used in the Box technique, however, Cytoflex Resorb is thinner and more flexible than the material used in the Box technique.

Which side of the Cytoflex Resorb should face gingival tissue?

The side with the distinct diamond pattern embossing (large grating) should face the gingival tissue. The smoother side should face the bony defect or bone graft site. Note: In the inner package, the embossed layer faces the dentist.

What are the indications of Cytoflex Resorb?

Cytoflex Resorb was cleared by FDA for use as a space making barrier in the treatment of periodontal defects, including two or three wall bone defects, class II furcations, recession type defects, circumferential defects, and dehiscence defects associated with dental implants.

What is the composition of Cytoflex Resorb?

Cytoflex Resorb is made of polymer and copolymer of polylactide and polyglycolide. These polymers have been proven biocompatible and used in many implant devices, including resorbable sutures and bone fixation screws. Cytoflex Resorb breaks down first by hydrolysis, then by metabolic processes, becoming water and carbone dioxide.