Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SMI Presentation Offers Plant Sourced Surgical Bleeding Solution.

SAN JOSE, Calif. - SMI (Starch Medical Inc.) is pleased to announce participation at the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons congress ( in Vienna, 18-21 October to showcase their advanced PerClot® Chinese manufactured hemostatic products. SMI is currently seeking further representation in select markets within the EU (, Asia-Pacific and Middle East ( for PerClot, and welcome enquiries at their EACTS booth number 56.

An SMI Marketing Partners Conference will also be conducted on Sunday, 18 October at 19:00. The Conference will include a clinical review of PerClot® applications and new product developments.

About SMI.

SMI (Starch Medical Inc.) is a San Jose, CA based medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of innovative, absorbable surgical hemostats synthesized from Absorbable Modified Polymers (AMP™), a proprietary, patent pending technology. SMI has organized a global distribution network for the marketing and sales of PerClot® Polysaccharide Hemostatic System (PHS), which launched in the 4th Quarter, 2008.

About AMP Technology.

Absorbable Modified Polymer (AMP™) technology is a proprietary engineering process that modifies plant starch into ultra-hydrophilic, adhesive forming hemostatic polymers. AMP™ materials are biocompatible, absorbable polysaccharides containing no animal or human components. Utilizing this purified plant source material is critical to minimizing the risks of infection and bleeding-related complications during surgery.
AMP™ particles have a molecular structure that rapidly absorbs water from blood, creating a high concentration of platelets, red blood cells and coagulation proteins at bleeding site, which accelerates the physiologic clotting cascade. The AMP™ blood interaction rapidly produces a gelled matrix that adheres to and forms a mechanical barrier with the bleeding tissue. AMP™ particles are readily dissolved by saline irrigation and are totally absorbed within several days.

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