IonMed Receives CE Certification

Ed. note: News about IonMed also appeared on 199 sites, including Israel21c, “IonMed gets CE Mark for incision-closure system,” by Abigail Leichman (October 21, 2014) and No Camels, “IonMed Receives CE Mark Clearance for Bioweld1 Tech.

IonMed Receives CE Mark Clearance for Bioweld1™ Cold Plasma System

First Plasma-Medicine System Designed for Operating Room Use for Incision Closure

YOKNEAM, Israel, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IonMed announced today that it has received CE mark clearance for its Bioweld1™ cold plasma system for surgical incision closure. Bioweld1 is the first system in the rapidly emerging field of plasma medicine designed for use in operating room settings as an alternative to surgical staples, sutures, and sealants.

“The use of cold plasma holds enormous promise as a new therapeutic paradigm in wound care, and more broadly in medicine,” said Shai Levanon, CEO of IonMed. “With the CE Mark clearance of Bioweld1, our first system, we have achieved important validation for our technology, a key milestone for the company, and a significant step towards commercialization.” He added that IonMed expects to select a distribution partner and begin commercializing the system in the EU in 2015.

The patented Bioweld1 system combines a plasma-generating device, including a disposable plasma-emitting head and a medical plaster, Chitoplast™, which covers the wound and assists in approximating the incision edges. To seal the incision and promote coagulation and healing, the Chitoplast “solder” is affixed to the incision edges, and the plasma jet is applied along the incision edge. Chitoplast consists of adhesive plaster strips and a film, based on chitin, a natural biomaterial with established hemostatic and antimicrobial properties.

The CE Mark clearance is based on positive preclinical as well as clinical studies, including a trial of 20 women undergoing elective Cesarean section and a pilot human evaluation of skin grafting. Other studies in preclinical models have documented safety, rapid disinfection, and efficacy in skin graft closure.

Read the full press release on Yahoo! Finance.

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