MiMedx® is commercializing innovative products based on the Company's patented and proprietary durable hydrogel technology, HydroFix®, a biocompatible material that mimics the properties of soft tissue. It can be manufactured with variable material properties that allow the strength and stiffness to be tailored to the implant application. In specific formulations the material may prohibit cellular attachment and tissue in-growth.
HydroFix® Vaso Shield (the “Vaso Shield”) is a vessel guard made of our hydrogel material. Protection of veins and arteries is a common issue associated with many types of surgeries. Protection of the aorta, vena cava, iliac vessels and other anatomy is particularly important in anterior spine surgery. HydroFix® Vaso Shield was designed to help physicians protect vessels during anterior vertebral surgery. The FDA cleared the HydroFix® Vaso Shield as a vessel guard or cover during anterior vertebral surgery, however, the safety and effectiveness of this device for reducing the incidence, severity and extent of post-operative adhesion formation has not been established.
We have two HydroFix® products for the European market called HydroFix® Spine Shield and HydroFix® Anterior Shield, which received two CE marks.