Description of Medical ServiceDAC is a kit designed for the preparation of a bio-resorbable antibiotic loaded hydrogel, composed of hyaluronan and poly-D,L-lactide copolymer. DAC must be rehydrated using an antibiotic solution. The DAC+antibiotics hydrogel is applied to the surfaces of implants in the orthopaedic and traumatology fields.
Description of Medical ConditionThe kit is intended to be used for patients at increased risk of periprosthetic infection due to colonisation of an orthopaedic implant during the implant procedure.
Condition 1: Patients with comorbidities known to increase the risk of infection receiving a primary joint implant.
Condition 2: Patients undergoing mega prosthesis implantation or major revision joint implants for indications other than peri-prosthetic infection i.e. total joint revision, tumour removal and reconstruction.
Condition 3: Patients undergoing surgery for peri prosthetic infection with implant replacement.
Condition 4: Patients undergoing open reduction and internal fixation.
Reason for ApplicationNovel, new product
Medical Service TypeTherapeutic
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
Application FormApplication Form (PDF 1053 KB)
Application Form (Word 107 KB)
Consultation SurveyConsultation Survey (PDF 218 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 73 KB)
PASC consultation closed
MSAC consultation input must be received by no later than Friday, 7 October 2022 for it to be considered by MSAC at its November 2022 meeting.
For further information please refer to PASC, ESC, MSAC Key Dates
For further information on the consultation process please refer to MSAC Consultation Process
PICO ConfirmationPICO Confirmation (PDF 1502 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 378 KB)