PLAINSBORO, N.J., Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) today announced the expansion of its acellular dermal tissue matrix (ADM) product line for plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction in Europe, with the introduction of Integra® SurgiMend™ PRS Meshed.
Integra SurgiMend PRS Meshed has received CE Mark approval and expects to begin a full market release in Europe in October 2017. Integra's newest acellular dermal matrix (ADM) product was presented at the London Breast Meeting on September 7 - 9, 2017 and was extremely well-received by the surgeon delegates.
Integra SurgiMend PRS, an acellular dermal tissue matrix derived from bovine dermis, is intended for implantation to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists and for surgical repair of damaged or ruptured soft tissue membranes. It is specifically indicated for plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction. The SurgiMend PRS Meshed solution offers patients the possibility for one single-stage implant breast reconstruction post-mastectomy, instead of multiple-stage surgery.
"We believe that our product offers a real potential to reduce operating time and post-operative pain and morbidity, whilst maintaining aesthetic & functional outcomes, which are key benefits to the patient," says Lesley Whitlock, director of New Business Development, Integra Europe.
"We are proud to launch the first meshed ADM, specifically intended for breast reconstruction. It will increase the surgeon's choice for both pre- and sub-pectoral breast reconstruction using the trusted SurgiMend technology, while meeting the patient demand for one-stage pre-pectoral breast reconstruction in Europe," said Stéphane Corp, vice president, Tissue Technologies, Integra Europe.
Integra LifeSciences is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for clinicians, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions, including leading plastic and regenerative technologies, in specialty surgical solutions, and orthopedics and tissue technologies. For more information, please visit www.integralife.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the products and services provided by Integra. Such forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from predicted or expected results. Among other things, the willingness of surgical professionals to use Integra products may affect the prospects for their use in surgical procedures. In addition, the economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors, identified under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Item IA of Integra's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and information contained in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could affect actual results.
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