Cook Biotech is working with numerous natural tissues to develop advanced biomaterials. One such biomaterial being used extensively is small intestinal submucosa—also called SIS—which is a strong, pliable tissue taken from porcine intestine that provides a scaffold for host cells to repair damaged tissue.
NOTE: Any medical device has the potential for complications. Please consult product labels and inserts for indications, contraindications, hazards, warnings, precautions, and instructions for use. Potential complications with use of a biologic graft may include bleeding, infection, abscess, induration, acute or chronic inflammation (initial use of biologic graft materials may be associated with transient, mild, localized inflammation), allergic reaction, visceral adhesions, fistula formation, seroma formation, hematoma, extrusion, recurrence of tissue defect, and delayed or failed incorporation of the device.