ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CryoLife, Inc., CRY +2.52% , a leading tissue processing and medical device Company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, today announced that it has enrolled the first patient in its U.S. Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical trial for its BioFoam® Surgical Matrix protein hydrogel technology. In connection with the trial, BioFoam will be used as an adjunct to conservative measures of achieving hemostasis on newly resected liver parenchyma.
The approved IDE is for a prospective, multicenter, randomized feasibility study evaluating safety outcomes of BioFoam as compared to a standard topical hemostatic agent. The feasibility investigation will be conducted at up to three investigational sites and will enroll 20 eligible subjects with 10 subjects in each treatment group.
"We are pleased to begin enrolling patients in our IDE study, which is a milestone in our efforts to obtain BioFoam approval for distribution in the U.S.," said Steven G. Anderson, CryoLife president and chief executive officer. BioFoam is based on the same protein hydrogel technology platform from which BioGlue Surgical Adhesive was developed read more HERE.