New biomaterial launched for treatment of Peyronie's disease

May 24, 2006

Cook Urological introduced on Tuesday a new biomaterial known asSurgisis ES for the treatment of Peyronie's disease. Surgisis ES isa natural biomaterial that provides a graft that is strong, easy tohandle, easy to use, and biocompatible, the company said. Itsupports the growth of new fully vascularized host tissue in thepenis.

Cook Urological introduced on Tuesday a new biomaterial known as Surgisis ES for the treatment of Peyronie's disease. Surgisis ES is a natural biomaterial that provides a graft that is strong, easy to handle, easy to use, and biocompatible, the company said. It supports the growth of new fully vascularized host tissue in the penis.

The product uses Cook Biotech's Small Intestinal Submucosa (SIS) technology, which is designed for the reinforcement or repair of damaged tissue. SIS is made from the porcine small intestine and is processed to produce a three-dimensional extracellular matrix consisting of collagen, non-collagenous proteins, and biomolecules.