Surgical Adhesive Being Tested For Cosmetic Surgery
CryoLife Inc., based in Atlanta, and San Mateo, Calif.-based BioForm Medical Inc. have announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a clinical study evaluating BioGlue Surgical Adhesive as a method of fixation in brow lifts.
BioForm recently received permission from an FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to begin enrollment in a feasibility study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of BioGlue for tissue fixation in brow-lift procedures.
According to a PRNewswire report, BioForm CEO Steven L. Basta says the trial will be “the first for a surgical adhesive as a fixation methodology for browplasty” and that if the product proves safe and effective, “the use of BioGlue may represent an attractive and less invasive alternative for physicians and patients compared to traditional methods of fixation.”
BioForm and CryoLife, a biomaterials, medical-device and tissue-processing company, entered into a licensing and distribution partnership in October 2006 for the development and marketing of the latter firm’s BioGlue Surgical Adhesive. BioForm is responsible for all clinical trials, regulatory filings and sales and marketing of BioGlue for cosmetic and plastic surgery applications. CryoLife remains the exclusive manufacturer of the product.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
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