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Kensey Nash Announces Presentations on its Cartilage Repair Device at the International Cartilage Repair Society Meeting
Date:5/26/2009

couraging," commented Russell T. Kronengold, Ph.D., VP of Biomaterials R&D of Kensey Nash Corporation. "The tissue repaired within the defect and its integration with healthy adjacent tissue is favorable when compared to that observed in various previous efforts to repair articular cartilage. These pre-clinical results support our belief that we have created a sophisticated solution for the treatment of focal articular cartilage defects by providing a device with the requisite biomechanical and biological properties for promoting osteochondral repair," he concluded.

The CRD is a composite of several resorbable biomaterials, utilizing the Company's proprietary collagen technology, and beta-tricalcium phosphate mineral suspended in a synthetic polymer Porous Tissue Matrix (PTM). This device architecture is designed to repair damaged articular cartilage. The Company's Cartilage Repair implant is housed in an insertion tool, which facilitates arthroscopic insertion, allowing the surgeon to avoid invasive open procedures. The design also allows implants to be cut to length and easily hydrated with autologous blood products. The Company has also developed a full complement of specialized instruments to prepare the defect site for delivery of this proprietary bi-phasic implant. The Company is currently in discussion with FDA regarding the initiation of a US clinical trial for the device.

About Kensey Nash Corporation. Kensey Nash Corporation is a leading medical technology company providing innovative solutions and technologies for a wide range of medical procedures. The Company provides an extensive range of products into multiple medical markets, primarily sports medicine, spine, and endovascular markets. Many of the products are based on the Company's significant expertise in the design, development, manufacturing and processing of absorbable biomaterials, which has led to partnerships to commercialize technologies. The
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