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Recros Medica Announces Patent for Autologous Dermal Transfer Issued by USPTO

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recros Medica, Inc., today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a new patent for a novel application to treat patients' aesthetic defects with their own skin. Recros is an aesthetic company focused on developing medical devices to reduce skin laxity and improve focal contouring through its Rotational Fractional Resection (RFR) platform technology. The company is also developing the RFR application to facilitate autologous dermal transfer as an alternative to commercial dermal fillers.

The issued patent covers numerous claims, related to fractional skin harvesting, processing of skin with minimal manipulation and injection of the preparation into a target site of the same patient to improve appearance.  The patent was issued to SRGI Holdings, which has licensed all aesthetic uses to Recros Medica.

"Fractional skin harvesting using the RFR device enables the development of this novel use of a patient's own skin as an aesthetic filler material; providing sufficient quantities of skin tissue in minutes, without linear incisions or sutures," stated Edward Knowlton, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon and inventor of RFR technology.

"Dermal fillers represent the second most common treatment in medical aesthetics, but not all patients want a commercially produced substance injected into their skin. Autologous dermal transfer may allow physicians to provide aesthetic benefits to both the donor site and the target treatment site. It is believed that more patients may want the advantages of a dermal filler if they know the injected substance is from their own body," added Tom Albright, president and CEO of Recros Medica.

About Recros Medica, Inc.

Recros Medica, a privately held company focused on the research and development of aesthetic products to enhance appearance. The company was co-founded in 2014 by Edward Knowlton, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon who invented Thermage® and the Viveve System. Dr. Knowlton's newest invention, Rotational Fractional Resection, is a platform technology for use by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other aesthetic physicians to reduce skin laxity, enhance focal aesthetic contouring and provide a natural alternative to commercial dermal fillers. For more information, visit 

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