The SynerGraft® Advantage
What is it?
SynerGraft is CryoLife’s patented decellularization technology that serves as the foundation for the next generation of implantable biological tissues.
It is important to avoid elevated Panel Reactive Antibodies (PRA) in patients receiving SynerGraft cardiac tissue as some may ultimately require a heart transplant. While the link between immune response and allograft tissue performance is still being debated, there is evidence that an elevated PRA poses a significant risk to future organ transplant patients.
PRA Results-SynerGraft Process Vs Standard Process
Class I Alloantibodies After Implant
SynerGraft vs. The Competition
|Proven To Reduce Panel Reactive Antibodies In Patients*||Yes||No|
|> 5,700 Documented Decellularized Tissues Implanted Since 2000||Yes||Unknown|
|Four Stage Microbiological Testing on Every Tissue||Yes||Unknown|
|Long-Term Human Clinical Data
(495 pts, 3.6 years mean follow-up, mean 23.2 years, total pt years 1769.1)3
|Detergent-Free Decellularization Process
(Detergents may damage structural proteins)4-8
|5 Year Shelf Life||Yes||No|
|Available on valves, hemi-arteries and patches||Yes||No|
* Implantation of the SynerGraft treated pulmonary cardiac tissue reduces the risk for induction of HLA class I and class II alloantibodies based on PRA measured at up to one year, compared to the standard processed pulmonary cardiac tissue. Data has not been provided to evaluate the effect of reduced HLA class I and class II alloantibodies on the long-term durability, or long-term resistance to rejection by the patient.
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