Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cohera Medical, Inc.® Successfully Completes Clinical Trial and Confirms Safety of Sylys® Surgical Sealant

PITTSBURGHDec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, announced today that it has successfully completed a clinical trial confirming the safety of Sylys®Surgical Sealant designed to significantly reduce anastomotic leakage in intestinal procedures. The European study included patients enrolled at two sites in the Netherlands.
Sylys is one of the first synthetic sealants specifically designed to significantly reduce anastomotic leakage in intestinal anastomosis procedures. Used in conjunction with standard anastomotic closure techniques, Sylys protects the suture or staple line, supporting the anastomosis during the first few days of healing, when leaks are most likely to occur.
"Sylys enhances standard closure techniques, advancing the healing process and reducing post-operative complications," said Patrick Daly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cohera Medical. "With the completion of this study, we are a step closer to providing patients with the best opportunity for a successful outcome following intestinal anastomosis procedures."
On average, anastomotic leaks occur in 3-15% of colorectal procedures, and are the cause of one-third of the mortalities following colorectal surgery. Sylys has the potential to make an enormous impact on an industry estimated as a $1-4B market.

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