Medmix Systems AG, based in Rotkreuz, Switzerland, is a leading provider of mixing and application systems for the global healthcare industry, developing and marketing unique, efficient and easy-to-use application solutions for biomaterials.
Many renowned companies in the fields of orthopedics, oral surgery and tissue treatment have been working with Medmix for decades, and appreciate the state-of-the-art development process.
Through the acquisition of Medmix, Sulzer’s Applicator Systems division has expanded its portfolio of dispensing and mixing solutions. Medmix’s products are mainly used in the medical and clinical fields.
Significant increase in dental implants
A dental implant is a component made of foreign material that is inserted into the jawbone. After a defective tooth is removed, these implants take over the function of an artificial tooth root, to which various tooth prostheses can be fixed. Dental prostheses include single teeth, bridges or crowns.
"We are very pleased to add Medmix products and technology to our current portfolio. This will strengthen our position in the healthcare market as a provider of state-of-the-art mixing and dispensing solutions., Division President Applicator Systems, Winterthur, Switzerland
Dental syringe with bone substitute material
In June 2018, Medmix launched its dental syringe, which is designed to make it easier for dentists to handle bone substitute materials. With the syringe, the bone replacement material can be stored in a sterile manner until it is used, hydrogenated if needed, and later inserted into the jawbone. Dentists appreciate the simple handling of the syringe. Whether the bone replacement material is in the form of granulate or paste, both can be inserted precisely and reliably.
The unique design of the syringe allows one-handed operation. The curved shape in the front part of the syringe gives the dentist a much better view of the bone defect to be treated. This ensures accurate placement of the bone substitute material.The dental syringe is available in two configurations. One with a filter tip for the hydrogenation of granular bone replacement materials and the other with a simple sealing cap for bone
substitute materials in paste form (Figs. 2 and 3).
Package and shell in one
Dentists are not the only ones who appreciate efficient processes. It is also better for the patient if the procedure is completed as quickly as possible. Thanks to the analysis, observation skills and creativity of our development engineers, Medmix’s new products can be used with fewer hand movements and make the dentists’ processes faster. Upon request, the Medmix dental syringe can be delivered with a blister shell, which can also be used by the dentist as a handling kit for the hydrogenation of granular bone substitute materials (Fig. 4).
Biocompatibility and sterility
The syringes are manufactured and packaged in an environment that is low in particles and germs (clean room ISO 8). The selected plastics meet the requirements of the USP VI regulation (approval for pharmaceutical use) and are suitable for use on and in humans. Furthermore, the selected plastics allow sterilization using gamma rays without limiting the performance of the syringe.
Dispensing systems for biomaterials
Bone substitute materials and biomaterials and their appropriate handling are becoming increasingly important in the health sector. Absolute reliability and quality in production must be guaranteed to ensure the safety of both the dentist and the patient. Medmix is an ISO 13485:2016 certified company and an experienced partner in this field. Medmix’s customers receive support in the legal admission of products by providing the required product documentation.
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