ProNorth Medical carries an extensive line of world-renowned Ethicon suture supplies.
In 1986, Ethicon introduced a synthetic sterile suture made from polypropylene-and it remains the gold standard for cardiac bypass surgery to this day. Liza Ovington, a cardiovascular surgeon, says, "It's still a favourite because Ethicon suture material stretches easily and doesn't tear."
Ethicon manufactures surgical instruments and medical devices and is part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. In addition to sutures, they also produce other wound closure products.
The company has been manufacturing surgical sutures and wound closure devices since 1887. Ethicon increased its market share from 15% to 70% following World War II.