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Hebrew University professor's work leads to FDA approval for product
Date:3/26/2009

hich pertains to all surgeries: post-operative adhesions. Each and every surgery conducted inevitably results in post-surgical adhesions, and the polymeric film developed at the Hebrew University allows us to minimize those adhesions."

The approval by the FDA came after its approval in Europe and Canada.

Receiving the approval of the different regulatory agencies was the result of the work of a large team. It started with the research conducted by Prof. Cohn and his students, who largely contributed to this endeavour, and continued with the work done at SyntheMed Inc. that developed the product and brought it to the clinic.

"I would like to thank each and all of them and acknowledge their pivotal contribution to the success of this project, all along the journey," said Prof. Cohn.

Prof. Cohn's work on the polymers led to his receiving first prize last year in the Kaye Awards for Innovation, given annually to encourage faculty, staff, and students of the Hebrew University to develop innovative methods and inventions with good commercial potential.


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Contact: Jerry Barach
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972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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