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Sinclair Pharma - Acquisition of Worldwide rights to the Refine™ Support System, an FDA cleared suture based breast-lifting technology

19 Jun 17

Sinclair Pharma, the international aesthetics company, is pleased to announce it has acquired the Refine™ Support System, a patented and FDA cleared, suture based product primarily used in breast cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for a total consideration of up to $11.3m including regulatory and sales based milestones and royalties.


The Refine™ Support System, is owned by Refine LLC, and is a soft and flexible suture-mesh-anchor system that lifts and supports soft tissue. The Refine™ Support System will be incorporated into the Silhouette portfolio. The system can be used for a number of cosmetic or reconstruction soft tissue procedures, and can be used both as a standalone procedure or to help enhance many other regularly performed cosmetic and reconstructive procedures such as a breast lift and combined breast reduction and lift.


The global aesthetic breast surgery market is currently valued in excess of $1 billion per annum.  Among the most common procedures in this market are breast augmentation with implants and/or fat transfer, breast lift procedures, and breast reduction.  According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), over 600,000 of these procedures were performed in the US in 2016, up 6% on the prior year. In each of these procedures, there is often the need for tissue repositioning and or support in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result. It is estimated that around 20% of all aesthetic breast procedures predominately target lifting rather than volumisation.


Commenting on Refine™ Dr Bruce Van Natta, a board certified plastic surgeon and clinical assistant professor in the plastic surgery section of Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis says “Over the last several years I have had the opportunity to treat over 150 patients with the Refine™ Support System as we have developed the product and techniques.  I have found Refine™ to be highly beneficial in both my breast lift and breast reduction procedures, providing a means to achieve and maintain upper pole fullness that I find to be unobtainable without Refine™.  The technique learning curve is short and we have had minimal adverse events. My patients are very active and routinely engage in sports and aerobic workouts without any limitations.  It would be very hard to imagine no longer having the Refine™ Support System in my armamentarium given the results and patient satisfaction we are achieving; results that we cannot obtain in any other way”

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