VALENCIA, Calif. & MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVITA Medical (ASX: AVH, OTCQX: AVMXY) announced today that an abstract highlighting an economic model demonstrating the cost benefit of RECELL® in the treatment of burns has been accepted for presentation at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 23rd Annual International Meeting on May 21, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The abstract to be presented, “Inpatient Cost of Acute Care for Severe Burn Patients: Validation of Economic Model for Adults and Children,” highlights a cost-effectiveness and budget impact model that was developed to quantify the economic value of RECELL versus standard of care for the treatment of severe burns. Burns require costly care due to the need for complex and individualized treatment. RECELL is a medical device designed to facilitate skin regeneration while reducing the amount of skin harvested at the time of surgery. Reduction in donor site skin requirements has important benefits from both clinical and health economic perspectives.
“The model demonstrates the potential of RECELL to improve patient care while at the same time reducing the overall cost of treating patients,” said Dr. Michael Perry, AVITA Medical’s Chief Executive Officer. “One of the strengths of this model is that it may be tailored to patient populations relevant to individual hospitals, healthcare systems, and other organizations engaged in the treatment of burn patients around the world. This externally validated model will allow us to approach hospital value and analysis committees and payers with a strong economic package that supports the cost savings that may be achieved with the use of RECELL.”
The model was developed by AVITA Medical, IQVIA™, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), under the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding provided by BARDA, under Contract No. HHSO100201500028C, to support the development of RECELL by AVITA Medical has included support of the health economic model.
ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), is an international, multistakeholder nonprofit dedicated to advancing HEOR excellence to improve decision making for health globally. The Society is the leading source for scientific conferences, peer-reviewed and MEDLINE®-indexed publications, good practices guidance, education, collaboration, and tools/resources in the field. ISPOR’s Annual International Meeting is an international forum highlighting research and methods that advance the quality and value of health care decisions.
ABOUT AVITA MEDICAL LIMITED
AVITA Medical is a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in burns, chronic wounds, and aesthetics indications. Avita’s patented and proprietary collection and application technology provides innovative treatment solutions derived from the regenerative properties of a patient’s own skin. Our medical devices work by preparing a Regenerative Epithelial Suspension (RES™), an autologous suspension comprised of the patient’s own skin cells and wound healing factors that are necessary to regenerate natural healthy skin. This autologous suspension is then sprayed onto the areas of the patient to be treated.
In the United States, RECELL® is an investigational device limited by federal law to investigational use. In September 2017, Avita submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a PreMarket Approval (PMA) application for RECELL for the treatment of burn injuries.
In all countries outside of Europe, our portfolio is marketed under the RECELL® brand to promote skin healing in a wide range of applications including burns, chronic wounds, and aesthetics. RECELL® is TGA-registered in Australia, and CFDA-cleared in China.
In Europe, our portfolio of medical device products received CE-mark approval as three tailored product presentations, with three individual brand names. RECELL® is designed for the treatment of burns and plastic reconstructive procedures; ReGenerCell™ has been formulated for chronic wounds including leg and foot ulcers; and ReNovaCell™ is tailored for aesthetic applications including the restoration of pigmentation.
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