Stranded seeds in braided monofilament suture

The IsoStrand® seed chain consists of 10 IsoSeeds with standard seed-spacer configuration and a 1.0 cm center-to-center spacing. It can accomodate either IsoSeed® I25.S06 or IsoSeed® I25.S17plus.

Key Features

Detail Information

Good visibility

IsoStrand® is available with either I25.S06 or I25.S17plus source model designs. Both seed types are visible under X-ray, fluoroscopy, CT and MR and additionally show good ultrasound visibility.

  • IsoSeed® I25.S17plus features a full size silver marker and has been designed for visibility under X-ray and fluoroscopic imaging. In addition, it enables MR imaging and opens new perspectives for postoperative planning.
  • IsoSeed® I25.S06 contains a thin gold marker within a ceramic carrier, diminishing artifacts and providing good visibility in CT Imaging.

Low migration rates

One advantage of strands is their low migration rate. IsoStrand® is specially designed to reduce the migration rates still further. IsoStrand® consists of seeds and hourglass-shaped spacers which are embedded in a braided monofilament suture. This special design enables reliable fixation within prostate tissue and helps to reduce seed migration.

IsoStrand® accessories

Accessories include:

  • The needle rack to provide safe storage of loaded needles and reduced radiation exposure.
  • The transfer tube for needle post-loading.

Short delivery times

Our production processes and intelligent stock management, with facilities centrally located in Europe, ensure fast and reliable delivery times. IsoStrand® can generally be delivered, allowing flexible patient scheduling.


The activity of IsoStrand® can very quickly and easily be measured. This is of particular importance for clinics assaying 100% of seeds.

Calibration to NIST and/or PTB

The certified source strength of IsoSeed® is based on air kerma measurements. The source strength of IsoSeed® I25.S17plus and IsoSeed® I25.S06 are calibrated traceable to the primary standard of the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), USA and/or of the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB).

Guaranteed biocompatibility

The titanium capsule of IsoSeed® is made of implant grade material. The finished products have been tested for biocompatibility

Quality “Made in Germany”

The production of IsoStrand® is performed at the manufacturing facility in Berlin, Germany, operating under strict quality and regulatory standards. Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG is certified according to ISO 13485.

Patient Information Leaflets (PIL)

Patient Information Leaflets (PIL) in different languages can be found here.

Product specific questions?

Eckert & Ziegler
Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin

+49 30 94 10 84 130
+49 30 94 10 84 112
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