CollPlant Receives Substantial First Order for its Vergenix™ Flowable Gel Product in Ukraine
Order worth hundreds of thousands of U.S. dollars following regulatory approval in Ukraine
REHOVOT, Israel, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CollPlant (NASDAQ: CLGN) a regenerative and aesthetic medicine company, today announced that it has received a substantial first order totaling hundreds of thousands of U.S. dollars for its Vergenix™ Flowable Gel (FG) product in Ukraine from CollPlant's new distribution partner, a Russia-based biopharmaceutical company. CollPlant will begin shipments in the current quarter.
This order is from a new distributor operating in Ukraine, and is in addition to CollPlant's recent announcement regarding a distribution agreement and for a first order for Vergenix FG™ covering six Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.
"As we expand distribution of our commercialized products from Western Europe into neighboring regions, we are very pleased to see the demand for Vergenix™FG in Ukraine based on excellent clinical outcomes in EU that were published in peer reviewed journals. Patient population in Ukraine will now have access to Vergenix™FG, and will benefit from this unique product in their wound healing. We look forward to expanding our distribution network in EU countries," stated CollPlant CEO, Yehiel Tal.
Vergenix™FG is based on the Company's rhCollagen technology and is a wound-care product designed to treat acute and chronic hard-to-heal wounds, such as diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical cuts and trauma wounds. A single application of the product provides an optimized treatment for the healing process until full wound closure.
CollPlant is a regenerative and aesthetic medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, and medical aesthetics. Our products are based on our rhCollagen (recombinant human collagen) that is produced with CollPlant's proprietary plant based genetic engineering technology.
Our products address indications for the diverse fields of tissue repair, aesthetics and organ manufacturing, and, we believe, are ushering in a new era in regenerative and aesthetic medicine.
Our flagship rhCollagen BioInk product line is ideal for 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs. In October 2018, we entered into a licensing agreement with United Therapeutics, whereby United Therapeutics is using CollPlant's BioInks in the manufacture of 3D bioprinted lungs for transplant in humans.
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Released October 26, 2020