Cohera Medical, Inc. Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Cohera’s Sylys Surgical Sealant in Japan

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Cohera Medical, Inc., the leading innovator and developer of absorbable internal surgical adhesives and sealants, recently announced that it has signed an exclusive, long-term distribution agreement with Terumo Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) for Sylys Surgical Sealant. Under the terms of the distribution agreement, Terumo Corporation (a leading provider of high quality, innovative medical devices), will have the exclusive rights to market Sylys in Japan.

Sylys Surgical Sealant is a resorbable synthetic sealant designed to help reduce anastomotic leakage in colectomy procedures by providing additional support to the anastomosis during the first few days of healing when the development of leaks is most likely to occur. Sylys is intended to be used as an adjunct to standard closure techniques for the reinforcement and protection of anastomotic junctions.

“Entering into a distribution arrangement with such a preeminent medical device manufacturer as Terumo validates the hard work completed on Sylys Surgical Sealant, the robust market, and the enormous potential of the technology,” said Patrick Daly, President & CEO, Cohera Medical, Inc. “We are looking forward to working with Terumo to bring this important lifesaving technology to the Japanese market.”

Anastomotic leakage occurs in up to 23 percent of patients undergoing colorectal surgery and is considered to be the most serious surgical complication encountered, frequently resulting in the rapid development of severe peritonitis, septic shock, multiple organ dysfunction, and death. At least one third of post-surgical deaths following colorectal surgery are attributed to leaks.

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