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January 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Product Liability Suit Against Collagen Dropped: Palo Alto-based Collagen Corp. announced that Marlene Waller dropped her lawsuit in which she claimed that injectable collagen treatments caused her to develop scleroderma and that a federal court in Texas denied the motion for a new trial of a Houston woman who alleged that collagen injections caused her to develop a rare autoimmune disease. Circuit Court Judge Joseph N. Casciato of Cook County, Ill.
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January 9, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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September 18, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Collagen Corp. to Back Doctors: The Palo Alto company said it will indemnify doctors against lawsuits filed over collagen. It made the announcement four days after federal health officials announced that collagen users have a higher incidence of two connective tissue diseases, though they have not found a link or causal relationship between collagen and the diseases. "We are confident in the safety of our injectable collagen products," said Howard D.
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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.
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October 21, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 9, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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September 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
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.
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November 10, 1985 | KATHLEEN DAY, Times Staff Writer
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.
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January 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Product Liability Suit Against Collagen Dropped: Palo Alto-based Collagen Corp. announced that Marlene Waller dropped her lawsuit in which she claimed that injectable collagen treatments caused her to develop scleroderma and that a federal court in Texas denied the motion for a new trial of a Houston woman who alleged that collagen injections caused her to develop a rare autoimmune disease. Circuit Court Judge Joseph N. Casciato of Cook County, Ill.
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October 21, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Collagen Corp. to Back Doctors: The Palo Alto company said it will indemnify doctors against lawsuits filed over collagen. It made the announcement four days after federal health officials announced that collagen users have a higher incidence of two connective tissue diseases, though they have not found a link or causal relationship between collagen and the diseases. "We are confident in the safety of our injectable collagen products," said Howard D.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
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.
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November 10, 1985 | KATHLEEN DAY, Times Staff Writer
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.
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January 5, 1989
IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corp. of La Jolla and Mountain View has appointed Clifford Orent as general counsel and vice president for corporate development, effective Feb. 13. Orent, 38, will lead the development of IDEC's business agreements with major corporate partners in the United States and abroad and will manage IDEC's legal affairs and licensing activities. He joins IDEC from Genentech, where he filled a number of management positions after joining the company in 1983.
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June 17, 1989 | JOHN CHARLES TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
Trimedyne Inc. executive Rick Randall, once considered the likely choice to head the rapidly growing company, has resigned to become president of a San Jose firm. Randall took over last year as Trimedyne's acting president after the Tustin company's first president, Mike Henson, resigned. At the time Henson said Randall was being groomed to take over the top spot. Instead, a board-room battle for control of the company ensued, and Howard K. Cooper was hired for the job. Randall, 37, was made executive vice president in charge of sales and marketing operations for the laser catheter maker.
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