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FDA approves cosmetic tissue augmentation product

Article-FDA approves cosmetic tissue augmentation product

Washington — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Anika Therapeutics Inc.’s cosmetic tissue augmentation (CTA) product, an injectable soft-tissue filler for facial wrinkles, scar remediation and lip augmentation.

The product is based on Anika’s chemically modified hyaluronic acid proprietary technology and incorporates lidocaine. In a statement, Woburn, Mass.-based Anika said it anticipates filing amendments with the FDA and European Union regulators to enhance product features prior to the launch of the CTA product, and added that the company anticipated marketing the enhanced version of its CTA product in mid-2007.

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