November 21, 2005 16:30 ET Presents: Surgisis AFP Anal Fistula Plug, a Revolutionary New Technique to Close Anal Fistulas

Live Webcast November 30, 2005 4:30 PM EST (21:30 UTC) From Cook Surgical

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 21, 2005 -- Surgisis® AFP™ Anal Fistula Plug is a new paradigm in the treatment of anal fistulas. An innovative, yet simple treatment for a notoriously difficult condition, which has traditionally required surgical intervention.

A fistula is an abnormal channel that develops between body organs. The most common fistulas occur from the intestine to an opening in the skin. The presence of a fistula can painful and seriously impact a patient's quality of life.

Unfortunately, current treatments involving an extensive surgical procedure or use of a fibrin glue do not always yield satisfactory results, leaving the patient with a chronic debilitating problem.

Surgisis Anal Fistula Plug is a cone shaped medical device that has been specifically designed to allow a surgeon to easily place it into a fistula channel. Once in place, Surgisis AFP serves as a bio-scaffold to facilitate well-organized tissue regeneration to close the fistula.

The plug is well tolerated by patients and early clinical results are showing significant improvement over conventional therapies.

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