BLAKE® Drains and JVAC™ Reservoirs

BLAKE® Drains have four continuous channels that provide greater tissue contact area than regular perforated drains1 and offers multiple drainage routes to resist clogging.1 Due to channel design, removal may be less traumatic to surrounding tissues in comparison to designs with holes.2,3 The J-VAC™ Closed Wound Drainage System is a sterile, disposable, portable system used for closed wound drainage. It consists of two component parts: J-VAC™ Reservoirs and Suction Drains.

BLAKE® Drains and JVAC™ Reservoirs


Supporting Documentation

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BLAKE® Drains Brochure

BLAKE® Silicone Drain Product Catalog

BLAKE® Silicone Drain Fact Sheet

BLAKE® Silicone Drain Trocar Guide


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  2. Akowuah E, Ho EC, George R, et al. Less pain with flexible fluted silicone chest drains than with conventional rigid chest tubes after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002;  124(5):1027-1028
  3. Obney JA. A method for mediastinal drainage after cardiac procedures using small silastic drains. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000;70:1109-1110
  4. Greenberg RL. Use of the BLAKE Drain and J-VAC Reservoir to enhance healing in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  5. Hiroshi Niinami, Mimiko Tabata, Yasuo Takeuchi, et al. Experimental Assessment of the Drainage Capacity of Small Silastic Chest Drains.  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2006;14:223-226.
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