GMD has been committed to creating a world class manufacturing facility capable of delivering superior quality sterile medical disposables to the markets.

We are offering a unique product in a rapidly growing market. In addition to our very competitive prices.

Rigorous control and strict adherence to qualify specifications have enabled us to ensure guaranteed reliability of our products.

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We have established a relationship that is based on trust and has been going on for many years

GMD is manufacturing a range of sterilized absorbable and non-absorbable surgical sutures, as per USP & EP.

In a clean room class 10,000, we operate with a quality assurance system, taking care for every single suture, and make sure that every batch had been tested and passed all the Examinations.

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A highly educated and qualified team take the responsibility of manufacturing sutures from raw materials to the finished product stage enabling us to guarantee
Product Reliability and Customer Satisfaction.
High technology of testing facility to conduct all Chemical, Instrumental and Microbiological Tests.
Our Products meet the requirements of the European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC and, European pharmacopoeia (Ph Eur.) and United States pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.)

Why choose Turkey for surgical suture manufacturing 

Over the last few decades, surgical suture manufacturing has become one of the most common products manufactured in Turkey. Choosing Turkey for your surgical suture manufacturing will be a smart idea for several reasons. Some of the high-performing factories and manufacturers exist in Turkey, and you can get them at cheaper rates than anywhere in Europe or the US. 

With its known quality, most factories in Turkey are a respected brand in Turkish hospitals, and the quality is recognized in the global market. 

At the moment Most Turkish surgical suture manufacturers are exporting to various countries such as Europe, Asia, the middle east, and the US. 

They have a variety of products with both absorbable and none-absorbable sutures. Varying between USP 12/0 and 5. Turkish manufactures fulfill the need for surgical sutures. 

Another factor to choose Turkey for surgical suture manufacturing is the location. With the country being in both Europe and Asia that makes it close to the middle east, most  Asian countries, and Europe. This helps in the quick delivery of the products. 

The price factor is also in favor of purchasing surgical sutures from Turkey, As the prices are cheaper than Europe and the US. This is because living labor in Turkey is cheaper than most countries and because Turkey manufactures its machines and they don’t rely on Importing all the machines needed to manufacture surgical sutures.

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GMD has been committed to creating a world-class manufacturing facility capable of delivering superior quality Sterile Medical Disposables to the markets. The high quality materials we use to manufacture products – from sutures to needles to packaging – ensure superior consistent performance.

The manufacturing processes are handled by well-trained, skilled, and dedicated personnel. Our focus on quality extends throughout the facility, from the raw materials we provide, to the precise attention on finished products to the care we provide with each order and every customer.

Products

GMD is manufacturing a range of sterilized absorbable and non-absorbable surgical sutures, as per USP & EP.

GMD has been committed to creating a world-class manufacturing facility capable of delivering superior quality Sterile Medical Disposables to the markets. The high quality materials we use to manufacture products – from sutures to needles to packaging – ensure superior consistent performance.

Surgical Suture Manufacturing| Raw material, Design and Manufacturing process

A surgical suture is used to close the edge of a wound or incision and to heal damaged tissue. There are several types of sutures, with various types of appropriate for different uses. Sutures can be classified into two major classes: absorbable and none-absorbable. An absorbable suture decomposes in the body. It degrades as a wound or incision heals. A non-absorbable suture resists the body’s attempt to dissolve it. Non-absorbable sutures may be removed by a surgeon after a surface incision has healed.

Sutures are made from both man-made and natural materials. Silk, linen, and catgut, which is actually a cow or sheep’s dried and handled intestine, are natural suture products. Synthetic sutures are made from several textiles specially designed for medical use such as nylon or polyester.

Raw materials 

Natural sutures are made of catgut or reconstituted collagen, or from cotton, silk, or linen. Synthetic absorbable sutures may consist of polyglycolic acid, a copolymer of glycolide-lactide, or polydioxanone, a glycolide and trimethylene carbonate copolymer.

Synthetic nonabsorbable sutures may be made of polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene terephthalate, polybutylene terephthalate, polyamide, different proprietary nylons, or Goretex. Some sutures are made out of stainless steel as well.

Design 

Sutures are designed to serve several different needs. For instance, sutures for abdominal surgery are different from sutures used in cataract surgery. Since no one type of suture is suitable for any treatment, sutures with various qualities have been developed by surgeons and medical designers. One may be more absorbable, but less flexible, while another may be extremely solid, but maybe very hard to knot. This offers many options for surgeons. Many considerations have to be taken into consideration by designers of a new suture. Not only along the length of the suture but at the knot, the rate at which the suture degrades is significant. It is necessary for certain sutures to be elastic so that they stretch and not break. Others need a close grip. To test and research sutures, manufacturers of sutures use specially built devices. New suture patterns, such as soaking them in different solutions and experimenting on animals.

The manufacturing process 

  1. The first step in the manufacturing of sutures is to generate the raw polymer. Staff test the chemicals that make a chemical reactor out of the polymer. The chemicals are mixed (polymerized) in the reactor, pushed through a die, and discharged as small pellets.
  2. Next, employees empty the pellets into an extrusion system. There is a nozzle on the extruder, which looks like a showerhead, pierced with several tiny holes. The machine melts the polymer, and through the tiny gaps, the liquid flows, creating several individual filaments.
  3. The filaments are stretched between two rollers after extrusion. The filaments stretch to their original length as much as five times.
  4. Some sutures are produced as monofilaments. Others are braided or twisted. To braid the suture, the extruded monofilament is wound onto bobbins, and the bobbins are loaded onto an automatic braiding machine. 
  5. After braiding, the suture undergoes several stages of secondary processing. Non-braided sutures will also go through these steps after extrusion and initial stretching. 
  6. Next, workers pass the suture through an annealing oven. The annealing oven subjects the suture to high heat and tension, which actually orders the crystalline structure of the polymer fiber into a long chain. This step may take several minutes or several hours, depending on the type of suture being made.
  7. After annealing, the suture may be coated. The coating material varies depending on what the suture is made of. The suture passes through a bath of coating material, which may be in solution or may be in a thick, paste-like state called a slurry.
  8. All the major manufacturing steps at the processing plant are complete at this point. Now the quality assurance workers test the batch of suture for various qualities. These workers make sure the suture conforms to the proper diameter, length, and strength.
  9. The surgical needles are made at another plant, and also shipped to the finishing plant. The needles are made of fine steel wire and drilled lengthwise. Workers at the finishing plant cut the suture into standard lengths. 
  10.  Next, the suture and attached needle are inserted into a foil packet and sterilized. Sterilization differs according to the suture material. Some sutures are sterilized with gamma radiation. In this case, the sutures are packaged completely. The whole package, typically a sealed foil pack inside a cardboard box, is set on a conveyor belt. The sealed package passes under pencil-shaped lenses emitting gamma radiation. This kills all microbes. 

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