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Amnion / Chorion Membrane

Updated 2021-05-04
SKU:
AMNION-MEMBRANE
Manufacturer:
DCI Donor Services

The Amnion-Chorion membrane is an ideal barrier membrane for many dental applications.

  • Multiple sizes for precise application
  • 5-year shelf-life from manufactured date when stored at ambient temperature.
  • No need to trim or fixate due to unmatched adhesion.
  • No need to pre-hydrate.
  • No orientation. Place up or down.
  • Can be left exposed.
  • Fully resorbs in 8 to 12 weeks.
  • Possesses inherent antibacterial properties. [1]
  • Performs well even when exposed.
  • Can be used a primary membrane or adjunct.

Amnion / Chorion Membrane, 15mm x 20mm

SKU: 30915718

Regular Price: $139.99
SPECIAL PRICE:
$125.99 Buy 3+ for $125.99 each

Amnion / Chorion Membrane, 20mm x 30mm

SKU: 30915118

Regular Price: $234.99
SPECIAL PRICE:
$211.99 Buy 3+ for $211.99 each

Why Amniotic Membranes?

The amniotic membrane is the natural layer surrounding the fetus in the womb. The membrane is essentially composed of two main layers: the amnion – the layers closest to the fetus, and the chorion – the layers closest to the mother. Together these layers provide a protective barrier adept at remodeling to accommodate the growing fetus. This protective feature makes amniotic membranes ideal for homologous use as a barrier in a variety of applications. Amniotic membranes have been used for decades in varied fields such as ophthalmology, reconstructive surgery, and burn treatment. The DCI Donor amnion-chorion membrane is a minimally manipulated, dehydrated, non-viable cellular amnion-chorion membrane.

Key Benefits of Amnion Chorion Membranes

  • No Trimming Necessary: Amnion-chorion membranes do not need to be trimmed prior to use in most procedures. After placement, the excess membrane can be folded over itself. The membrane is safe to touch adjacent tooth/root surfaces. If trimming is required, use sharp dry scissors.
  • Orientation Does Not Matter: During placement of amnion-chorion membranes, orientation does not matter. They may be placed up or down.
  • Easy Stabilization: No sutures or tacks are required to stabilize amnion-chorion membranes. The graft may be anchored to the surgical site by the method of choice and rapidly rehydrates once fixed. Basically, amnion-chorion membranes  will stick to any hydrated surface, adhering like shrink wrap.
  • No Pre-Hydration Necessary: Place dry and allow it to hydrate to the site. You can also briefly hydrate the membrane prior to placement with drops of sterile saline. Note that excessive bleeding can cause amnion-chorion membranes to slide. Hemostasis should be achieved prior to placement. 
  • Non-Primary Closure is Acceptable: Amnion-chorion membranes may be left exposed to the oral environment. When left exposed strict adherence to post-surgical protocols are necessary. [2]
  • Minimally Invasive: No flap elevation required as you can simply tuck an amnion-chorion membrane under the gingival margin.

Brief Instrument Guidance for Amnion Chorion Membranes

Because amnion-chorion membranes are incredibly adhesive when hydrate, Use dry instruments when the membrane is dry and wetted instruments once membrane is wet/hydrated, as this will prevent the membrane from sticking to the holding instrument. A common technique for placing amnion-chorion membranes is a 2-instrument method: dry instrument (e.g. plier/forcep) to place and anchor, and a wet instrument (e.g. periosteal elevator) to hydrate and tuck the membrane.

Amniotic Membranes Procurement, Processing and Safety

DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank is a non-profit, industry-leading allograft provider setting the standard in tissue quality and safety. Our dedicated team of professionals provide an extraordinary commitment to science, health and hope serving to link the gift of donation to saving and enhancing patient lives. This uncompromising, patient-centered focus generates allografts ideally suited for optimal results in a variety of surgical applications.

DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank’s amniotic membrane allografts are regulated as a human cell, tissue-based product (HCT/P) under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act. Tissue is procured through voluntary donation from scheduled Caesarean procedures of full-term healthy births. Maternal donors are screened per FDA and AATB guidelines for a panel of infectious diseases at an FDA registered and CLIA Certified laboratory and against established medical-social risk factors. Once received, the membrane is minimally processed to preserve the native structure of the tissue, dehydrated, and terminally sterilized with gamma irradiation with sterility assurance level (SAL) 10-6 to ensure recipient safety. A final quality control review is conducted by dedicated quality associates to ensure only grafts meeting the highest quality and safety standards are released for distribution.

DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank is registered with the FDA, certified by the AATB and licensed
with the states of California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Oregon.

References

1. Ashraf H, Font K, Powell C, and Schurr M. Antimicrobial Activity of an Amnion-Chorion Membrane to Oral Microbes. International Journal of Dentistry, 2019. 2019: p. 7 (Amnion-chorion membrane (ACM) was proven to be as bactericidal as paper discs inoculated with tetracycline at its minimum bactericidal concentration. The ACM bactericidal property may be beneficial in the early wound healing process.)

2. Clin Adv Periodontics. 2020 Dec 31. doi: 10.1002/cap.10144. Amnion-Chorion Membrane in Open-Wound Approach for Localized Horizontal Ridge Augmentation: A Case Series Report Shan-Huey Yu et al.

video for amnion

This is an excellent video which goes over the various use cases for amnion-chorion membranes.

More Information

Why Amniotic Membranes?

The amniotic membrane is the natural layer surrounding the fetus in the womb. The membrane is essentially composed of two main layers: the amnion – the layers closest to the fetus, and the chorion – the layers closest to the mother. Together these layers provide a protective barrier adept at remodeling to accommodate the growing fetus. This protective feature makes amniotic membranes ideal for homologous use as a barrier in a variety of applications. Amniotic membranes have been used for decades in varied fields such as ophthalmology, reconstructive surgery, and burn treatment. The DCI Donor amnion-chorion membrane is a minimally manipulated, dehydrated, non-viable cellular amnion-chorion membrane.

Key Benefits of Amnion Chorion Membranes

  • No Trimming Necessary: Amnion-chorion membranes do not need to be trimmed prior to use in most procedures. After placement, the excess membrane can be folded over itself. The membrane is safe to touch adjacent tooth/root surfaces. If trimming is required, use sharp dry scissors.
  • Orientation Does Not Matter: During placement of amnion-chorion membranes, orientation does not matter. They may be placed up or down.
  • Easy Stabilization: No sutures or tacks are required to stabilize amnion-chorion membranes. The graft may be anchored to the surgical site by the method of choice and rapidly rehydrates once fixed. Basically, amnion-chorion membranes  will stick to any hydrated surface, adhering like shrink wrap.
  • No Pre-Hydration Necessary: Place dry and allow it to hydrate to the site. You can also briefly hydrate the membrane prior to placement with drops of sterile saline. Note that excessive bleeding can cause amnion-chorion membranes to slide. Hemostasis should be achieved prior to placement. 
  • Non-Primary Closure is Acceptable: Amnion-chorion membranes may be left exposed to the oral environment. When left exposed strict adherence to post-surgical protocols are necessary. [2]
  • Minimally Invasive: No flap elevation required as you can simply tuck an amnion-chorion membrane under the gingival margin.

Brief Instrument Guidance for Amnion Chorion Membranes

Because amnion-chorion membranes are incredibly adhesive when hydrate, Use dry instruments when the membrane is dry and wetted instruments once membrane is wet/hydrated, as this will prevent the membrane from sticking to the holding instrument. A common technique for placing amnion-chorion membranes is a 2-instrument method: dry instrument (e.g. plier/forcep) to place and anchor, and a wet instrument (e.g. periosteal elevator) to hydrate and tuck the membrane.

Amniotic Membranes Procurement, Processing and Safety

DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank is a non-profit, industry-leading allograft provider setting the standard in tissue quality and safety. Our dedicated team of professionals provide an extraordinary commitment to science, health and hope serving to link the gift of donation to saving and enhancing patient lives. This uncompromising, patient-centered focus generates allografts ideally suited for optimal results in a variety of surgical applications.

DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank’s amniotic membrane allografts are regulated as a human cell, tissue-based product (HCT/P) under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act. Tissue is procured through voluntary donation from scheduled Caesarean procedures of full-term healthy births. Maternal donors are screened per FDA and AATB guidelines for a panel of infectious diseases at an FDA registered and CLIA Certified laboratory and against established medical-social risk factors. Once received, the membrane is minimally processed to preserve the native structure of the tissue, dehydrated, and terminally sterilized with gamma irradiation with sterility assurance level (SAL) 10-6 to ensure recipient safety. A final quality control review is conducted by dedicated quality associates to ensure only grafts meeting the highest quality and safety standards are released for distribution.

DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank is registered with the FDA, certified by the AATB and licensed
with the states of California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Oregon.

References

1. Ashraf H, Font K, Powell C, and Schurr M. Antimicrobial Activity of an Amnion-Chorion Membrane to Oral Microbes. International Journal of Dentistry, 2019. 2019: p. 7 (Amnion-chorion membrane (ACM) was proven to be as bactericidal as paper discs inoculated with tetracycline at its minimum bactericidal concentration. The ACM bactericidal property may be beneficial in the early wound healing process.)

2. Clin Adv Periodontics. 2020 Dec 31. doi: 10.1002/cap.10144. Amnion-Chorion Membrane in Open-Wound Approach for Localized Horizontal Ridge Augmentation: A Case Series Report Shan-Huey Yu et al.

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video for amnion

This is an excellent video which goes over the various use cases for amnion-chorion membranes.

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