PALO ALTO, Calif., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AirXpanders, Inc. (ASX: AXP) (AirXpanders or Company), a medical device company focused on the design, manufacture, sale and distribution of the AeroForm® Tissue Expander System, today announced that the AeroForm technology was featured at the prestigious Barcelona Breast Meeting (BBM), which took place March 16-17, in Barcelona, Spain.
The BBM brings together plastic surgeons and microsurgeons from Europe to educate them on the latest products and research developments in breast reconstructive and breast aesthetic surgery. During BBM, Kamakshi Zeidler, M.D., FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon and Managing Partner at Aesthetx in Campbell, California, reviewed the results from the XPAND randomized clinical trial and shared her personal experience treating patients with the AeroForm System. Dr. Zeidler served as a clinical investigator for AirXpanders' U.S. XPAND and XPAND II clinical trials and recently performed the first commercial AeroForm procedure in the U.S. following FDA's de novo marketing authorization.
Additionally, AeroForm was featured during the Gadget Show, which focuses specifically on the latest innovations in breast reconstruction. AirXpanders' President and CEO, Scott Dodson, provided an overview of the breakthrough technology.
"With the commercial launch of AeroForm now underway in the United States, our next goal is to connect with a global network of reconstructive experts," said Dodson. "The interest and excitement in AeroForm during BBM was palpable, and we look forward to working with these experts to identify a path to make our technology available in Europe in the future."
AeroForm offers a needle-free alternative for women who choose reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy. AeroForm is activated by a handheld wireless controller that administers small amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) up to three times a day, to gradually stretch the tissue to prepare for a breast implant. With the push of a button from the wireless controller, a preprogrammed amount of CO2 is delivered in seconds, allowing the patient to continue with her daily activities while preparing for reconstruction.
Founded in 2005, AirXpanders, Inc. (www.airxpanders.com) designs, manufactures and markets innovative medical devices to improve breast reconstruction. The company's AeroForm Tissue Expander System is used in patients undergoing two-stage breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, AirXpanders' vision is to be the global leader in reconstructive surgery products and to become the standard of care in two-stage breast reconstruction. AirXpanders is a publicly-listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange under the symbol "AXP." AeroForm was granted U.S. FDA de novo marketing authorization in 2016, first CE mark in Europe in 2012 and is currently approved for sale in Australia.
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