Positive trial results for abdominoplasty scar therapy

Published date : 08 August 2012
Article date : 08 August 2012

Neodyne Biosciences has announced positive interim results from the REFINE Trial (Scar Prevention and the Clinical Effectiveness of a Novel Mechano-modulating Polymer,) a randomised control clinical trial designed to assess the efficacy and tolerability of the Embrace(TM) device for use in the management of closed hyper-proliferative (hypertrophic and keloid) scars. This interim analysis demonstrates the efficacy of Embrace therapy within abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) - a scar-prone surgical procedure.  
The results of the first 28 patients to complete the six month assessment showed a highly significant difference between the expert blinded assessments of scar appearance for the Embrace treated as compared to the control (standard-of-care treated) incision sites. All other efficacy and tolerability related parameters were strongly positive and in favor of the Embrace treatment versus that of standard-of-care, including the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scales (POSAS), physician and patient preference and enthusiasm to recommend and to use in the future. 
Embrace Advanced Scar Therapy delivers mechano-modulation therapy to the injury site and surrounding tissues. The device includes a simple disposable applicator that transfers a predetermined level of strain to a single use adhesive silicone sheet, which is then adhered over the closed scar. This unique mechanism of action provides a uniform compressive strain, or stress-shield around a closed scar, which can minimize collagen proliferation and formation of scar tissue. The Embrace device has been FDA Cleared (September, 2011), and is being finalised for initial market release later. 

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