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Data Published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Show Cohera Medical's Surgical Adhesive, TissuGlu(R), Prevents Seroma Formation in Animal Abdominoplasty Model
Date:6/19/2008

y, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Pacific SurgiCenter in Santa Monica, Calif. "This study demonstrates a great animal model and the efficacious use of an adhesive to address this difficult problem."

"The results illustrate the potential efficacy of TissuGlu and helps support the movement of TissuGlu into human clinical studies, which we expect to initiate next year," said Patrick Daly, president and CEO of Cohera Medical. "Our goal is to introduce to surgeons a tissue adhesive that encompasses the desired strong and effective bonding properties in a safe, resorbable and easy-to-use formulation."

Seroma formation is a frequent complication of plastic surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty, with complication rates ranging from 15 percent to 52 percent. In 2007, approximately 148,000 abdominoplasty, or "tummy tuck," procedures were performed in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

About Cohera Medical

Cohera Medical Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based company that is developing a revolutionary line of wound management products and surgical adhesives. Cohera Medical's products are based on a unique chemical design that is purely synthetic, easy to use, biocompatible and fully resorbable. The company's lead product in development, TissuGlu, is a sprayable bonding agent for plastic surgery procedures. TissuGlu adheres flaps of tissue after surgical procedures, eliminating the spaces where fluid accumulates and reducing wound drainage. Cohera Medical is also developing surgical adhesives targeting mesh fixation and small bone fixation, which will fill similar market needs in both orthopedics and general surgery. For more information, visit http://www.coheramed.com. TissuGlu and the other Cohera products have not yet been approved for medical use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US or by any other country's regulatory authority. '/>"/>

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