Clinical Support

877 Ethicon

Ordering Information

800 255 2500


RT 22 West
Somerville, NJ 08876




About the company

Ethicon Products Worldwide Division of Ethicon, Inc., manufactures and sells products for wound closure and hernia repair. Ethicon Products is the worldwide leader in suture products and suture technology, and is one of the most recognizable and well-respected brand names in the hospital environment. The division has a long history of innovation in providing products—including sutures, topical adhesives, surgical meshes, and wound drains—that enhance patient care.

Ethicon’s Safety Portfolio includes:

DERMABOND® Topical Skin Adhesive

ETHIGUARD* Blunt Point Needles

Blunt Point Suture Needles

Blunt Point Suture Needles meet the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act standards

A 2007 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) bulletin states that:

· “OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health strongly recommend the use of blunt-tip suture needles in surgical procedures to reduce the risk of percutaneous injuries to surgical personnel.”1

· ETHIGUARD* Blunt Point Needles; Ethicon, Inc.,,


1. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Use of Blunt-Tip Suture Needles to Decrease Percutaneous Injuries to Surgical Personnel. NIOSH, US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration; 2007.