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Aziyo Biologics Provides Update on FDA Submission for CanGaroo® RM Antibacterial Envelope

Mar 20, 2023 | News & Press

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aziyo Biologics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AZYO), a company that develops and commercializes biologic products to improve compatibility between medical devices and the patients who need them, provides an update on its submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the CanGaroo® RM Antibacterial Envelope, the Company’s next-generation biomaterial envelope. The device is intended to securely hold a cardiac implantable electronic device or neurostimulator, creating a stable environment when implanted in the body. The CanGaroo RM Antibacterial Envelope contains the antibiotics rifampin and minocycline, which have been shown in preclinical testing to reduce bacterial colonization on the envelope.

As previously announced, the Company submitted a 510(k) premarket notification for the CanGaroo RM Antibacterial Envelope to the FDA in April 2022. As a combination product containing device and drug components, the filing was reviewed by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). On March 16, 2023, the Company received a Not Substantially Equivalent determination from FDA. The notice defined the outstanding items that need to be addressed in order to obtain market clearance. The items relate to drug testing, primarily a request by FDA to modify an in vitro drug release assay employed as a manufacturing control. As a result, the Company does not expect to appeal the decision, as it believes the most expeditious path forward is to work with FDA to provide the additional data requested.

“While we are disappointed with the delay, we are gratified that the completed review did not raise any questions surrounding the appropriateness of the pathway or majority of the data submitted to support the filing,” said Dr. Randy Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aziyo Biologics. “We have our marching orders and are confident that we can address the FDA’s questions promptly.”

As a reminder, Aziyo Biologics’ management team will be hosting its previously scheduled conference call and webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2022 financial results on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Company will provide additional information at that time.

About Aziyo Biologics
Aziyo develops and commercializes biologic products to improve compatibility between medical devices and the patients who need them. With a growing population in need of implantable technologies, Aziyo’s mission is to humanize medical devices to improve patient outcomes. For more information, visit

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Matt Steinberg
FINN Partners

Courtney Guyer
Aziyo Biologics, Inc.


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