Synthesia is a global manufacturer of oxidised cellulose for biomedical and technical use. The company’s products are marketed under the registered OKCEL© trademark. Synthesia manufactures and sells oxidised cellulose in several different physical forms (flexible textile, powder, compound materials, etc.) and is able to offer various chemical modifications. Synthesia is able to customise its OKCEL© products to meet individual customer requirements.
Oxidised cellulose has been in use for more than five decades. It is a biodegradable, bioresorbable, and biocompatible polymer with no adverse effects on organic tissue. Oxidised cellulose brings significant benefits to many medical applications thanks to its antimicrobial properties, which work against a wide range of pathogenic microorganisms, and its healing effects.
Oxidised cellulose is also used in many commercial sectors, such as the cosmetics and food industries. Products made from oxidised cellulose are used as haemostats, healing agents, absorbable surgical suture materials, bodying agents for cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, deodorising agents in absorbent pads, medicinal lubricants for surgical gloves, drug carriers, superabsorbents, and many more. Research is underway with the aim of finding new applications.
Synthesia, a.s. has long been working in close cooperation with educational institutions in the chemical and technical fields, including the following:
- Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers of Medical Devices
- University of Pardubice, Faculty of Chemical Technology
- Brno University of Technology
- High School of Chemistry in Pardubice
- Technical University of Liberec
- Palacký University Olomouc
Our cooperation takes on many forms, including excursions, apprenticeships, and assisting students with preparing their expert theses. We offer a TRAINEE programme specifically designed for university graduates.