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Shire's DERMAGRAFT Approved In Canada For Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers

9/5/2012 7:35 AM ET

Shire Plc (SHP.L, SHPG) said its lead regenerative medicine product, DERMAGRAFT (human fibroblast-derived dermal substitute) secured regulatory approval from Health Canada as a class IV medical device for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), a complication of diabetes.

Shire Regenerative Medicine plans to make DERMAGRAFT available in Canada in the first quarter of 2013, and will leverage Shire's current infrastructure and commercial knowledge of the Canadian healthcare system.

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