The selection of a particular haemostatic agent by a surgeon depends on the type of surgery performed, operative bleeding challenges, the haemostatic properties of the product and its physical attributes. Surgical sites vary according to factors such as the ability to fully visualize the wound, the amount and nature of the bleeding encountered, and the tissue and surrounding area. Surgeons are focused around controlling the bleeding thus allowing surgery to continue and most importantly to ensure that bleeding has ceased before surgery ends.

The environment in the operating room can be hectic. Patient safety is always first priority. For haemostatic agent products it is important that these products are safe and effective. Also the human factor engineering is important to ensure that users do not encount unanticipated functional, safety or human factors issues during normal intended use of the product. Products must be designed so that they are easy and fast to prepare for the operating room nurses which aid that the surgeon gets the haemostatic agent product in due time with focus on patient outcomes.

Understanding the needs of surgeons and operating room nurses is essential to be able to develop haemostatic agent products that are effective and easy to use for the benefit of improved patient outcomes. We pride ourselves that this is a key competence in our research and development.