Updated August 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. with comments from panel members.
The FDA’s General & Plastic Surgery Devices Advisory Panel today narrowly recommended approval for Cohera Medical‘s polyurethane-based TissuGlu adhesive for the approximation of tissue layers to bind subcutaneous dead space between the tissue planes in large flap surgical procedures, including abdominoplasty.
Cohera Medical said it’s won a date with an FDA advisory panel in August for its TissuGlu surgical adhesive.
Tenaxis Medical said it brought in close to $1.4 million in a still-open funding round.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based medical device company develops and commercializes surgical sealants for vascular and general procedures.
Olympus America, a Center Valley, Pa.-based commercial camera and medical supply maker, landed a contract to supply surgical tools to members of group purchasing organization Premier healthcare alliance.