Kerrier vs. Bone cement (PMMA)

Bone cement (polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA) antibiotic beads are formed by mixing antibiotics, powdered acrylic and a liquid monomer. PMMA has a good degree of compatibility with animal tissue and can deliver antibiotic locally, but poses significant disadvantages when compared to absorbable materials like calcium sulfate:

KERRIER (Medical Grade Calcium Sulfate) Bone Cement (PMMA)
Fully absorbable Non-absorbable – requires 2nd surgery for removal
Does not act as a foreign body Potential for bacterial colonization if not removed
Delivers full amount of antibiotic Delivers only partial amount of antibiotic
Will stop delivering antibiotic once fully absorbed If not removed, prolonged sub therapeutic levels increase risk of antibiotic resistance
Low exothermic reaction High exothermic reaction decreases the effectiveness of some antibiotics
Complete sterile kit for bead production No commercial PMMA bead kit available

Medical Grade Calcium Sulfate vs.
Commercial Plaster of Paris:

How does KERRIER medical grade calcium sulfate compare to commercial plaster of Paris purchased at your local store?

KERRIER (Medical Grade Calcium Sulfate) Commercial Plaster of Paris (POP)
PURITY 99% purity 75-85% purity
TOXICITY Lab tested non-toxic Unknown toxicity
ABSORBABILITY Fully absorbable Store-bought POP contains non-absorbable impurities
SAFETY Lab tested safe for animal implantation Safety unknown
STERILITY Gamma radiation sterilized Not provided sterile
ON DEMAND KIT Complete sterile kit for bead production No kit
PROCESSING TIME 10 to 60 minutes Up to 24 hours
For a safe, reliable solution for your infection cases - KERRIER delivers!