Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing for some of their medical products and clinical research.
“In our pre-clinical studies, the data indicate that the use of TenoGlide™ Tendon Protector Sheet during tendon repair in an animal model significantly reduced formation of scar tissue between the tendon and surrounding tissue, as compared to untreated controls,” said Mayer Tenenhaus MD, FACS, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery/Plastic Surgery at University of California, San Diego. Read the following article
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of medical instruments, devices, and equipment. It operates through the Specialty Surgical Solutions, and Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies segments. The Specialty Surgical Solutions segment offers specialty surgical instrumentation for a broad range of specialties, such as products and solutions for dural repair, precision tools and instruments, tissue ablation, and neuro critical care. The Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies segment sells regenerative technology products that can be used to provide treatment for acute and chronic wounds, surgical tissue repair including hernia repair, peripheral nerve repair and protection, and tendon repair. It also sells hardware products, such as bone and joint fixation and joint replacement devices, implants and instruments, which provide for the orthopedic reconstruction of bone in the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, the foot, ankle, and leg below the knee. The company was founded by Richard E. Caruso in 1989 and is headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ. [Source: MarketWatch]
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