Breaking News
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg
Share SHARE
mail  E-MAIL

Piramal Healthcare Gets European Approval For Regenerative Medicine

4/11/2012 4:40 AM ET

Piramal Healthcare Ltd. announced that it had received the European regulatory approval to sell BST-CarGel, a product that helps repair tissue damage caused by osteoarthritis or sports injuries.

This approval enables the company to start selling BST-CarGel in all European Union countries. Furthermore, it will serve as the basis to obtain commercial authorization for the product in other geographic areas of the world such as Middle East, the Asia Pacific region, South America and other countries including India.

The company plans to launch the product in the October-December quarter

In 2010, Piramal Healthcare acquired Montreal, Canada-based medical device company BioSynech Technologies, Inc. for C$3.9 million, which gave it access to the Canadian company's portfolio of biotherapeutic thermogels, including BST-CarGel.

BST-CarGel, a EU class III medical device, is a novel natural polysaccharide based liquid scaffold which, combined with the patient's whole blood, is then implanted into a debrided cartilage lesion prepared with bone marrow access. As demonstrated in a controlled clinical trial, this procedure results in a superior cartilage repair volume and quality compared to the standard o care treatment with the goal of offering a more durable longer term treatment.

Piramal Healthcare Chairman Ajay Piramal said, "BST-CarGel provides us with a superior way to address significant unmet medical needs in the global knee cartilage repair market. The current European approval provides access to a $200 million market in Europe with the potential for a larger market with greater penetration of treatment in Europe. As we obtain commercial approval in other geographic areas, this will give us access to additional markets."

At the BSE, Piramal Healthcare shares are currently trading at Rs.460.75, up 0.69 percent from the previous close.

Register
To receive FREE breaking news email alerts for Piramal Healthcare Ltd. and others in your portfolio

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Stocks moved mostly lower during trading on Wednesday, giving back some ground after trending higher over the past several sessions. Selling pressure was relatively subdued, however, limiting the downside for the markets. The major averages all closed in the red, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq underperformed its counterparts by a wide margin. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Wednesday that Moscow would retaliate strongly if its "interests" in Ukraine are attacked. He also criticized the Ukrainian administration for relaunching its so-called anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country a day earlier. Lavrov's remarks came in an interview with Russia Today, which published excerpts of the English-language interview to While selling pressure has remained relatively subdued, stocks continue to see modest weakness in mid-day trading on Wednesday. The losses on the day come on the heels of the upward trend seen over the past several sessions. The major averages have moved roughly sideways in recent trading, lingering in the red.
comments powered by Disqus
FREE Newsletters, Analysis & Alerts

 

Stay informed with our FREE daily Newsletters and real-time breaking News Alerts. Sign up to receive the latest information on business news, health, technology, biotech, market analysis, currency trading and more.