Arthrosurface said today that it paid an unspecified amount to acquire an acellular dermal stabilization device technology from Wasas LLC.
Derived from human tissue, acellular dermis is made using a process that removes cells but retains portions of the extracellular matrix to create dermal allografts.
The deal includes the patent rights for the technology, which Franklin, Mass.-based Arthrosurface plans to develop and market “a platform of novel methods to be used to correct orthopedic challenges” for several indications. Wasas is based in Ft. Lauderdale.
“The availability of this allograft to Arthrosurface will allow us to execute on a pipeline of clinical applications that we have identified with our surgeon partners over the past several years,” CEO Steve Ek said in prepared remarks.
In March 2014 Arthrosurface won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its ToeMotion Total Toe fixation system.