BD sealants are designed to meet the needs of clinicians in thoracic.


As many as 58% of lung surgery patients develop an air leak in the OR1, and more than 15% develop a persistent air leak after surgery lasting more than 7 days.2 Progel Platinum™ Surgical Sealant designed and indicated to treat visible air leaks on the visceral pleura after standard visceral pleural closure techniques have been employed during resection of lung parenchyma3.

Progel Platinum™ Surgical Sealant

An option designed to address postoperative air leak complications.

  1. Allen, Mark S. et al. Prospective Randomized Study Evaluating a Biodegradable Polymeric Sealant for Sealing Intraoperative Air Leaks That Occur During Pulmonary Resection. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2004;77:1792-1801. BD. Data on file.
  2. Brunelli A, et al. Predictors of prolonged air leak after pulmonary lobectomy, Ann Thorac Surg. 2004;77:1208-1210.
  3. ProgelTM Platinum Surgical Sealant M-00351