October 21, 1991 |
Come Friday, Collagen Corp. will find itself under a microscope in Washington. On that day, the Food and Drug Administration will submit data to a panel of scientific experts who will attempt to evaluate just how safe are Collagen's 10-year-old injectable products for smoothing wrinkles and acne scars. If it sounds as if the cart might have gone before the horse, at least one powerful congressman would agree. Rep. John H.
January 9, 1997 |
Collagen Corp. said it plans to separate its profitable plastic surgery implant business, possibly through a spinoff or initial public offering. The unit makes and sells collagen and other implants used in plastic surgery. Collagen's other business, Collagen Technologies, researches and develops collagen- and polymer-based products. It also develops products for soft-tissue repair, orthopedics, vascular surgery and ophthalmology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992
No one disputes the need for a strong FDA to protect consumers ("Report Charges FDA Failure on Wrinkle Products," Nov. 23). But it is a shame the House Government Operations Committee, in reviewing the FDA in its recently released Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee report, can't get the facts straight. It is also a shame that you chose not to research the facts behind the report. The article implies that Collagen Corp. promotes off-label uses of its collagen products and sells products that may be unsafe.
September 14, 1991 |
A company that makes injectable collagen Friday rejected a Food and Drug Administration finding that users have a higher rate of two rare diseases. Frank DeLustro, vice president of scientific affairs for Collagen Corp., said the company's natural protein products have proven safe. Collagen has been used to treat allergic reactions for decades, he said. Collagen, a natural bovine protein, is injected under the skin to smooth wrinkles and repair acne and scars.
November 10, 1985 |
The essence of Collagen Corp. is flesh and bone. From a sticky glop that is among the most common materials in animal and human tissue, the Palo Alto company has concocted a unique product. It makes a goo of natural proteins called collagens that it extracts from cowhide and modifies for human use. It then sells the stuff to doctors, who inject it under patients' skin to smooth wrinkles and scars or to rebuild tissue during plastic surgery.