KCI Acquires New Skin Grafting Technology
Kinetic Concepts, Inc (San Antonio, TX) announced that it has completed its acquisition of MoMelan Technologies, Inc (Cambridge, MA), a privately held medical technology company developing innovative skin grafting solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
MoMelan Technologies was founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the labs of Professor Rox Anderson at Massachusetts General Hospital. The company’s mission is to standardize autologous skin grafting to serve patients who could benefit from epidermal grafts.
They developed an innovative epidermal grafting solution utilizing donor site-sparing technology for enabling and standardizing the use of epidermal skin grafting that can be performed in the office or outpatient setting with minimal discomfort. This technology enables a consistent and reproducible harvest of autologous grafts of uniform thickness that are immediately applied to the recipient site.
The technology’s value in skin grafting procedures makes it a strategic fit into the KCI portfolio of negative pressure technologies and they expect to commercially launch this innovative solution by the end of 2013.
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