Osiris Therapeutics Announces a New Product: Stravix

A viable cryopreserved human placental tissue for surgical applications

COLUMBIA, Md.--()--Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR), the leading cellular regenerative medicine company focused on developing and marketing products to treat conditions in wound care, orthopaedics and sports medicine, announced today the launch of Stravix, a cryopreserved human placental tissue designed to address surgical needs for soft tissue repair.

The two billion dollar U.S. soft tissue reinforcement market consists of utilizing grafts for the surgical treatment of a broad range of indications1. While synthetic grafts have been traditionally used, biologic tissue grafts have offered better results with fewer post-operative complications. It is broadly published that surgical reconstruction procedures benefit from products that provide structural support, and reduce scarring and inflammation. Placental tissues as a cover have such properties;2 however, the majority of the currently used placental products are dead, dehydrated amniotic membranes lacking sufficient tensile strength and activity. Stravix was developed as a pliable allograft cover with tensile strength that is ten times greater than amniotic membranes alone and designed to offer durability, elasticity, and conformability for surgical procedures.3,4 In addition, Stravix retains the properties inherent to the native fresh tissue as a result of Osiris’ proprietary cryopreservation process, BioSmart®.

“Osiris plans to collect scientific and clinical data supporting the use of Stravix,” said Alla Danilkovitch, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer. “The ideal allograft should not only preserve the original characteristics of the tissue beneficial for natural repair but also have properties and ease of application needed for complicated surgeries; Osiris has achieved this with Stravix.”

About Stravix

Stravix is a viable cryopreserved human placental tissue comprised of amniotic and connective layers of umbilical tissue that has been developed as a cover specifically for surgical procedures. It retains native components of the tissue including collagen and hyaluronic acid rich extracellular matrix, cytokines, fibroblasts, growth factors, viable endogenous mesenchymal stem cells and epithelial cells. Stravix conforms to the site of injury, requires minimal preparation prior to use and is stored at -75°C to -85°C.

About Osiris Therapeutics

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., based in Columbia, Maryland, is the world leader in researching, developing and marketing cellular regenerative medicine products that improve the health and lives of patients and lower overall healthcare costs. Having developed the world’s first approved stem cell drug, Osiris works to further advance the medical field. Osiris’ research and development in biotechnology focuses on innovation in regenerative medicine – including bioengineering, stem cell research and viable tissue based products.

Osiris has achieved commercial success with products in orthopaedics, sports medicine and wound care, including BIO4 ®, a viable bone matrix, Cartiform®, a viable osteochondral allograft, Grafix®, a cryopreserved placental membrane, TruSkin, a viable human skin allograft and Stravix, a durable placental allograft.

Osiris, Grafix and Cartiform are registered trademarks of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.; TruSkin and Stravix are trademarks of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. BIO4 is a registered trademark of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK). More information can be found on the company's website, www.Osiris.com. (OSIR-G)

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1 Statistics from iData
2 Cooke, M., et al. “Comparison of cryopreserved amniotic membrane and umbilical cord tissue with dehydrated amniotic membrane/ chorion tissue.” Journal of Wound Care 23.10 (2014).
3 Giancarlo, Pennati, et al. “Biomechanical properties of the human umbilical cord.” Biorheology 38 (2001).
4 Jabareen, Mahmood, et al. “Relation between mechanical properties and microstructure of human fetal membranes: An attempt towards a quantitative analysis.” European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 144 (2009).


Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
Amanda Badillo, 443-545-1834

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Osiris Therapeutics Announces a New Product: Stravix™


Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
Amanda Badillo, 443-545-1834