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Genzyme Surgical Products

Division of Sanofi

Latest From Genzyme Surgical Products

Genzyme Bets Big on Biosurgery

Genzyme Corp is merging two of its subsidiaries, Genzyme Tissue Repair and Genzyme Surgical with a third company, Biomatrix Inc. in a bold bet on the promise of biosurgery--the combination of biomaterials and gene and cellular therapies with more traditional surgical instruments. Clinically, biosurgery will hopefully improve patient outcomes; commercially, it will differentiate surgical instrument makers whose products seem increasingly alike.
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Genzyme Muscles Into Heart Surgery

Genzyme Surgical is intent on making a name for itself in cardiac surgery, and banking on a hybrid strategy to distinguish itself from giant competitors like Medtronic and Guidant. Its plan is to combine traditional surgical instruments, from which it expects to derive most of its near-term growth, with longer-term plays in biomaterials and biotherapeutics, a strategy it calls biosurgery. As a tracking stock of Genzyme Corp., it has the advantage of being able to tap into Genzyme's deep expertise in gene and cell therapies in order to develop therapies for severe heart failure. But as it puts in place a diverse portfolio of expertise, it runs the risk of spreading itself too thin. Moreover, it faces skepticism from Wall Street and criticism that it doesn't have the critical mass to be a player in the fastest growing area of cardiac surgery--minimally invasive beating heart surgery, where it is trying to make inroads. Genzyme Surgical executives say that it is forging a new path in a field rife with tradition and that ultimately it will have more to offer cardiac surgeons than its competitors--moreover, it is not reliant upon the success of any one product.
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FzioMed Inc.

For several years, a handful of manufacturers has been selling biocompatible adhesion barriers aimed to separate tissues from each other during healing so that post-operative adhesions don't form between adjacent structures. FzioMed hopes to offer a cost-effective alternative to this market with a bioresorbable polymer called {Oxiplex}.
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The Device Angle on Angiogenesis

Ten years ago, researchers observed that injecting vascular endothelial growth factors or fibroblast frowth factors into animal models of ischemia stimulated the formation of new blood vessels. The discovery that, with a bit of prompting, the body's natural capacity for angiogenesis could be accelerated, has drawn more than a dozen drug firms and a handful of cardiovascular device companies into the search for a biological alternative that can aid or replace current cardiovascular interventions, or even delay the progression of heart disease.
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  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
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  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Sanofi
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  • Earl M Collier, Pres.
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  • Genzyme Surgical Products
    Phone: (617) 252-7500
    One Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA 02139