Surgeon Geoffrey Trew (Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK), principal investigator for this study noted, "The clinical community is in strong need of products that prevent new adhesions as well as their reformation. Adhesions are a clinical problem in both open and keyhole surgeries. The results from this 12 months, long-term follow-up clinical study of this adhesion barrier product are very promising and encouraging. Further investigation with a larger population will help clarify the product's place in this challenging area which has been a significant concern of surgeons for decades."
Marc Hendriks, President of Actamax stated, "We are excited about these positive long-term follow up results on our product. These results confirm that we are on the right track to deliver a long awaited innovative solution that minimizes patient discomfort and complications following surgery. This surgical specialty product perfectly positions Actamax in today's medical technology market that requires companies to come up with solutions that can reduce overall cost of care."
Actamax is in advanced stages to seek IDE approval and CE Mark registration for this device.
Surgery, trauma, infection and chronic inflammation (such as endometriosis) can elicit the formation of adhesions as part of the body's normal healing response. A significant number of patients with adhesions develop complications ranging from discomfort, chronic pain and infertility (in women), to life-threatening complications such as small bowel obstruction. Post-surgical adhesions continue to be a significant concern, especially following intra-abdominal and pelvic surgery, and are now considered the most frequent complication in abdominopelvic surgery.
Surgeon Geoffrey Trew is presenting details of the study on November 15 at the 45th Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology to be held at the Rosen Hotel at Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida.
Actamax Surgical Materials LLC is a joint venture between DSM and DuPont. Actamax was founded in 2011 and is developing a new generation of resorbable, biocompatible surgical device solutions dedicated to improve patient outcomes and lives. For more information please visit www.actamax.com.
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