BIOVANCE® Human Amniotic Membrane Allograft
BIOVANCE® Human Amniotic Membrane Allograft is a decellularized, dehydrated human amniotic membrane that supports the body's natural ability to restore tissue in acute and chronic wounds.
• Matrix of human proteins to support cellular ingrowth
• Barrier to microbes to hinder infections
• Non-immunogenic to further minimize the risk of inflammatory reactions
• Translucent to allow wound's progress toward healing to be seen
• Flexible to conform to an irregular surface
• Broad range of indications
• Convenient five year shelf life and storage at room temperature
• Available in multiple sizes
BIOVANCE® is an allograft intended for use as a biological membrane covering that provides the extracellular matrix needed for the infiltration, attachment and proliferation of cells required for the repair of damaged tissue. As a barrier membrane, BIOVANCE® is intended to protect the underlying tissue and preserve tissue plane boundaries with minimized adhesion or scar formation. Indications include, but are not limited to, surgical covering, wrap, or barrier, application to partial- and full-thickness, acute and chronic wounds (such as, traumatic and complex wounds, burns, surgical and Mohs surgery sites; and diabetic, venous, arterial, pressure and other ulcers), including wounds with exposed tendon, muscle, bone or other vital structures.
BIOVANCE® is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to BIOVANCE®.
If a patient has an adverse reaction related to BIOVANCE®, immediately discontinue use. BIOVANCE® should not be used on clinically infected wounds.
If a patient has an adverse reaction related to the use of BIOVANCE®, immediately discontinue use.
Store in a clean, dry environment at ambient room temperature.
Dehydrated, decellularized human amniotic membrane
|Shelf life greater than 2 years|
|Shelf life limited|
|Indicated for acute wounds||●|
|Indicated for chronic wounds||●|
|Indicated for diabetic ulcers||●|
|Indicated for pressure ulcers||●|
|Indicated for surgical wounds||●|
|Indicated for third-degree burns|
|Indicated for venous ulcers||●|
|Contact manufacturer for usage guidelines|
|Variety of sizes||●|
|Educational Material Available||●|
|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available||●|
First- and Second-Degree Burns
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Mohs Surgery Sites
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
These recommendations are designed to serve only as general guidelines. They are not intended to supersede institutional protocols or professional clinical judgment concerning patient care.
Discard any unused portions of BIOVANCE® as per institutional procedures.
BIOVANCE® should not be applied until excessive exudate or bleeding, acute swelling, and infection are controlled.
BIOVANCE® should not be applied for structural support.
Each package of BIOVANCE® is intended for use on a single patient on one occasion.
Instructions for Wound Care:
1. Always handle BIOVANCE® using aseptic techniques.
2. The inner pouch is sterile and may be placed in the surgical field; however, the outer pouch is not sterile and should be handled accordingly.
3. Sterile atraumatic forceps should be used to remove BIOVANCE® from its inner peel-pouch.
4. Prepare the wound area using standard methods to ensure the wound is free of debris and necrotic tissue; if necessary, debride the wound to ensure the wound edges and base contain viable tissue prior to placement of BIOVANCE®.
5. BIOVANCE® can be trimmed to the desired shape and size when dry out of the package. If the wound is larger than a single sheet, multiple sheets of BIOVANCE® (overlapping edges) may be used to cover the open wound area.
6. Apply BIOVANCE® dry and allow wound fluid absorption to hydrate or add sterile saline or other sterile isotonic solution as needed to hydrate, then smooth the BIOVANCE® so that it conforms to the wound surface. There is no specific orientation required.
7. The clinician should determine how to anchor BIOVANCE®. When suturing, taping or stapling the sheet, ensure that BIOVANCE® overlaps adjacent intact skin.
8. If there is a concern about wound fluid collection beneath BIOVANCE®, small slits may be made through the allograft to facilitate drainage.
9. After application of BIOVANCE®, use an appropriate, nonadherent, secondary dressing to maintain a moist wound environment and the placement of the tissue.
10. Change the secondary dressing as needed to maintain a moist, clean wound area. Wound type, location, size, depth, amount of exudate, and user preference determine the optimal secondary dressing.
11. Do not forcibly remove sections of BIOVANCE® that are adhered to the wound. On inspection, if BIOVANCE® is no longer covering the wound, or healing progress has slowed, place an additional piece of BIOVANCE® over the wound.
12. Discontinue BIOVANCE® treatment upon complete healing of the wound.
Do not forcibly remove sections of BIOVANCE® that are adhered to the wound. On inspection, if BIOVANCE® is no longer covering the wound, or healing progress has slowed, place an additional piece of BIOVANCE® over the wound.
Discontinue BIOVANCE® treatment upon complete healing of the wound.
After application of BIOVANCE®, use an appropriate, non-adherent, secondary dressing to maintain a moist wound environment and the placement of the tissue.
BIOVANCE® is a decellularized, dehydrated human amniotic membrane (DDHAM). The epithelial basement membrane and collagen-rich extracellular matrix of this allograft provide a natural scaffold for cell attachment and proliferation needed for tissue repair with minimized inflammation and scarring. BIOVANCE® is an aseptically processed product and is terminally sterilized with E-beam irradiation.
BIOVANCE® is tested post-sterilization to demonstrate the absence of bacterial and fungal pathogens.
Testing for endotoxins is conducted to assure levels are below 20 EU/sheet. BIOVANCE® is non-pyrogenic.
BIOVANCE® is an aseptically processed product and is terminally sterilized with E-beam irradiation.
Alliqua Biomedical (NASDAQ: ALQA) is an advanced wound management company that creates positive outcomes for patients, providers, and partners through its platform technologies and proprietary products.