Tela Bio, Aroa Biosurgery win FDA nod for large-size OviTex bioscaffolds

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Aroa Biosurgery, Tela Bio

Tela Bio and its partner Aroa Biosurgery said yesterday that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for large-size OviTex reinforced bioscaffolds intended for soft tissue repair.

The OviTex RBS devices are surgical implants with integrated biologic and synthetic materials to allow the movement of fluid and cells through the product, Malvern, Penn.-based Tela Bio said.

With the clearance, the companies said that they will now offer the OviTex RBS devices in the US in sizes up to 20×40 cm, a 150% surface area increase over its currently available offerings.

“We are pleased to launch larger OviTex RBSs as we continue our mission to provide valuable solutions for a full range of hernia repairs and abdominal wall reconstructions, including the most complex cases. Traditionally, large abdominal wall hernias can present a technical challenge for some surgeons. Our devices are now positioned to ensure that patients who are most at need have access to the most advanced technology to assist with their hernia repair,” Tela Bio prez & CEO Antony Koblish said in a prepared statement.

“The ability to cover a larger surface area could have many potential benefits for patients and surgeons in terms of securing the most complex hernia repairs properly and reducing the risk of recurrence. As a joint developer and the manufacturer of the Ovitex technology, it is encouraging to see growing demand and the continued expansion of our product portfolio. We provide a robust and comprehensive suite of accessible and affordable options that address the current shortcomings in surgical hernia repair solutions,” Aroa Biosurgery CEO Brian Ward said in a press release.

Last May, Tela Bio and Aroa Biosurgery said they won CE Mark approval in the European Union for the OviTex RBS, which Tela Bio commercially launched in the region.

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