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Coloplast Launches the Innovative Altis Single Incision Sling System
Date:11/13/2012

h period. Coloplast designed the anchors to maximize holding force and minimize tissue damage. One anchor is static in placement, while the other is dynamic, allowing for two-way adjustability and proper tensioning.

Unique Introducer Aids Implementation
Altis has a helical type introducer with visual marking to guide placement during the surgical procedure. The introducer controls the placement of the anchors in the obturator space and relies on the integrated tensioning systems built into the anchors for positioning the sling.

This technique is designed by surgeons to allow for ease of passage to the ramus.

Dr. Ty Erickson, implanter on the IDE study, said, "With reproducible controlled passage through tissues and the lightest weight mesh available, Altis pushes minimally invasive slings to the next level. Designed to aid surgeons, this new implant is showing positive outcomes, greatly reducing the potential of complications while providing effective support."

About Coloplast
A Danish based medical device company with its United States headquarters in Minneapolis, Coloplast develops medical devices and services designed to make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. We start by listening to our physician users to better understand their needs and their patients' medical conditions, and then respond by bringing the best ideas to market in the form of medical devices and service solutions.

Coloplast's businesses include ostomy care, urology care, continence care, and wound and skin care. With the development of a strong portfolio of new products and investments in a professional sales force, Coloplast now employs around 8000 people worldwide. In 2012, Coloplast received global recognition for having the best corporate reputation among patients (PatientView), and for being the Most Ethical (Ethisphere Institute) and Most Sustainable (StoreBrand Bank) company.

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