Our Vision

Augmenix is focused on improving the outcomes of cancer treatment through the use of innovative hydrogels. Our technology is designed to minimize unintended radiation damage to normal organs and the accompanying side effects. Our mission is to provide cancer patients with a greater potential for maintaining their long-term Quality of Life.

Developing Advanced Hydrogel Products for Radiotherapy

Startedaugmenix_logo_large in 2007, Augmenix is focused on improving the outcomes of radiotherapy through the use of absorbable hydrogels. The company is using this technology to develop products that decrease unintended radiation damage to normal organs during radiation therapy and to mark soft tissue.

“On October 16, 2018, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced the close of its acquisition of Augmenix, Inc., a privately-held company that developed and commercialized the SpaceOAR® Hydrogel System to help reduce common and debilitating side effects that men may experience after receiving radiotherapy to treat prostate cancer. The biodegradable SpaceOAR hydrogel is injected between the rectum and prostate to decrease a patient’s exposure to rectal radiation and thereby reduce rectal radiation injury – one of the most common complications of prostate radiotherapy.” Read more here

SpaceOAR Hydrogel

Despite recent improvements in radiation delivery, the need to
reliably target cancerous tissues while minimizing injury to healthily
structures remains central to safe and effective radiotherapy.

SpaceOAR hydrogel may help prevent rectal bleeding and rectal injury for patients undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Tumor irradiation can sometimes result in the injury of nearby healthy tissues (OARs – Organs At Risk). The presence of nearby healthy tissues often force the clinician into a compromise – deliver enough radiation to kill the cancer, or reduce the radiation to have acceptable side effects.

To answer this challenge in prostate radiotherapy, Augmenix developed the SpaceOAR® Hydrogel, an absorbable hydrogel that temporarily moves the rectum away from the prostate and the high intensity radiation zone. This extra space should both reduce rectal complications and injury caused by radiation, and allow the clinician to focus on their main objective – killing the cancer.

SpaceOAR Hydrogel was FDA Cleared on April 1, 2015.

TraceIT® Tissue Marker

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More recently Augmenix has developed an absorbable tissue marker that marks soft tissue for a surgical procedure or future surgical procedures. TraceIT® Tissue Marker is visible on multi-modality imaging allowing for improved tissue marking.

This technology licensed from Incept LLC comes from a line of products that have made a meaningful impact in the areas of neurosurgery and interventional cardiology. Augmenix now intends to bring this technology to the field of medicine through an experienced management team and high quality investors.

TraceIT Tissue Marker was FDA Cleared on January 23, 2013.