Tecres. Advancing High Tecnology

Gentamicin-Vancomycin

Innovation, Synergy, Efficacy, Evolution…serving surgeons.
Tecres research laboratories developed Vancogenx, the first Vancomycin and Gentamicin loaded bone cement.

Features:
  • allows effective, high-dose release of Vancomycin and Gentamicin
  • guarantees excellent mechanical performances
  • presents ideal viscosity for all types of use, for both manual and syringe application
  • has a non-abrasive action due to the use of barium sulphate as the radiopaque tracer
  • reduces the heat developed during curing and lower toxicity due to the low monomer content
Vancogenx isthe ideal solution for the fixation of antibioticloaded spacers and prosthetic components during revision surgery due to infections caused by resistant micro-organisms.

Variants

Vancogenx
Suitable both for manual and syringe application.
Package: 40g.

Gallery

Benefits
Accessories
  • Vancomycin and Gentamicin

    • Have a synergic action as their antibacterial efficacy is more potent when they are used together. 
    • Boast a spectrum of action covering approximately 90% of the pathogens commonly isolated in orthopaedic infections.
    • Is the most commonly used and widely reported combination when bone cement is utilised in cases of concomitant treatment of infections. 
     
    The advantages of Vancogenx:
    • broad spectrum of action
    • synergic antimicrobial effect
    • prevention of bacterial adhesion
    • effective as a coadjuvant in the treatment of infection

     

  • 2mix
    Easy and reliable mixer that allows vacuum mixing.

Related content / Publications

Release of antibiotics from polymethylmethacrylate cement. J Chemother. 2002 Oct;14(5):492-500.

Authors: Bertazzoni Minelli E, Caveiari C, Benini A.
Publication date: October 2002

Link
Mechanical effects of the use of vancomycin and meropenem in acrylic bone cement. Acta Orthop. 2006 Aug;77(4):617-21.

Authors: Persson C, Baleani M, Guandalini L, Tigani D, Viceconti M.
Publication date: August 2006

Link
Hand-mixed and premixed antibiotic-loaded bone cement have similar homogeneity. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Jul;467(7):1693-8. Epub 2009 Apr 24.

Authors: McLaren AC, Nugent M, Economopoulos K, Kaul H, Vernon BL, McLemore R.
Publication date: April 2009

Link