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Aziyo Launches CanGaroo Bio Envelope for Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

Nov 3, 2017 | News & Press

SILVER SPRING, MD. – Aziyo Biologics, Inc., a fully integrated regenerative medicine company, today announced the launch of a new CanGaroo Bio Envelope specifically for use with subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (S-ICDs). This is the only cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) envelope available for use with S-ICDs.

CanGaroo is a natural extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold that is intended to securely hold CIEDs to create a stable environment following implantation. Studies have demonstrated that use of CanGaroo when implanting CIEDs reduces the risk of device migration and erosion and may facilitate device removal when future exchange or revision is required. The larger size and unique design of this new envelope expands the CanGaroo product line from four to five sizes to allow for use in securing larger subcutaneous devices.

“Creation of a natural regenerative implantation environment and preserving defibrillation threshold vectors with a stable shock impedance are challenging complications for patients undergoing implantation of S-ICDs,” said John N. Catanzaro, M.D. FACC, FESC, FHRS Electrophysiologist at the University of Florida Jacksonville. “The availability of a bio envelope large enough to secure the S-ICD is of paramount importance for the potential to achieve effective defibrillation.”

“A number of different challenges are associated with the implantation of subcutaneous ICDs versus traditional transvenous ICDs due to device location and placement,” said Patrick Ferguson, Vice President of Sales at Aziyo Biologics. “Our bio envelope is specifically designed to complement the subcutaneous implant experience providing long-term pocket health and vector stabilization.”

About CanGaroo® Bio Envelope

The CanGaroo Bio Envelope is constructed from a multi-laminate sheet of decellularized, non-crosslinked, lyophilized extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS). Once implanted, CanGaroo secures the CIED in place, and evidence shows that over time it remodels into a vascularized pocket that may facilitate CIED removal or revision. CanGaroo Bio Envelope is a 510(k) FDA cleared medical device.

About Porcine SIS

Porcine SIS is a decellularized matrix that serves as a bioscaffold to allow vascular ingrowth from adjacent tissues to deliver progenitor cells and nutrients to the matrix, which then differentiate into tissue-specific cells and structures. The ECM is gradually replaced as the patient’s own cells restore the diseased or damaged site. During repair, the matrix is naturally degraded and resorbed, leaving remodeled functional tissue where damaged or injured tissue would normally be expected. Since 1999, an estimated two million patients worldwide have received SIS ECM implants.

About Aziyo Biologics, Inc.

Aziyo Biologics, Inc. is a fully integrated regenerative medicine company formed by HighCape Partners, Deerfield Management Co. and KeraLink International. Aziyo is transforming regenerative medicine by combining an innovative portfolio of cardiac and orthopedic products with deep commercial expertise to build value. The commercial and pipeline products include 510(k) FDA cleared medical devices and human tissue-based products for surgical implantation. Aziyo’s vision is to improve healthcare through regenerative medicine solutions supported by strong scientific, clinical and cost-benefit data.

For additional information, please contact:

Erica Elchin
Aziyo Biologics, Inc.
Phone: (510) 730-7896

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