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A Study of a Novel Silicone Dressing to Minimize Scar Formation (REFINE)

This study has been completed.
Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Neodyne Biosciences, Inc. Identifier:
First received: June 27, 2011
Last updated: October 29, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

Neodyne has developed an investigational dressing for post-operative incision care. Neodyne is conducting this research to study whether the investigational dressing, called the Neodyne Dressing, can minimize scar formation in a simple manner.

Condition Intervention
Post-surgical Scar Formation
Device: Neodyne Dressing

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Scar Prevention and the Clinical Effectiveness of a Novel Mechanomodulating Polymer

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Further study details as provided by Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Difference between the assessments of the scar appearance for the treated as compared to the control incision sites [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Incisions will be evaluated by an objective independent expert panel at 6 months post-surgery.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subject and investigator satisfaction with the aesthetic results [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Ease of use [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Comfort level related to study device application, wear and removal [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Comparison of scar smoothness of treated side as compared to the control side [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measured using a scar assessment scale

Enrollment: 67
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treated
Neodyne Dressing applied to 1/2 of an incision
Device: Neodyne Dressing
Adhesive bandage/dressing intended to minimize scar formation.
Other Name: Neodyne Device
No Intervention: Control
Standard of care used for 1/2 of an incision.

Detailed Description:

It is proposed to study a dressing designed to reduce scarring in post-incision skin tissue. It is expected that by managing the incision site during the healing phase, scar formation may be minimized.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who have undergone a de novo abdominoplasty.
  • Appearance of subject's incision is aesthetically similar across length of incision.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with a history of collagen vascular disease, cutis laxica, connective tissue disease, psoriasis, or lupus.
  • Subjects diagnosed with scleroderma.
  • Subjects with known adverse reactions to steri-strip tapes, medical tapes, or adhesives.
  • Subjects with oozing, dehiscence, non-closed/healed incisions at time of first application.
  • Subjects with inability to maintain adequate care of incision.
  • Subjects with a body mass index (BMI) > 30.
  • Subjects with a weight loss of greater than or equal to 100 lbs within 6 months from date of abdominoplasty.
  • Subjects who currently smoke.
  • Subjects taking steroid therapy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01399099

United States, California
Atherton Plastic Surgery
Atherton, California, United States, 94027
Vipul R. Dev MD
Bakersfield, California, United States, 93308
Elite MD
Danville, California, United States, 94526
Kaufman and Clark Plastic Surgery
Folsom, California, United States, 95630
The Aesthetic Institute
Fullerton, California, United States, 92835
The Korman Group
Mountain View, California, United States, 94040
Newport Plastic Surgery
Newport Beach, California, United States, 92660
Lauren Greenberg, MD
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rose
Santa Rosa, California, United States, 95409
Joseph Mele, MD
Walnut Creek, California, United States, 94598
United States, Texas
Academy of Clinical Research
Arlington, Texas, United States, 76011
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dept. of Plastic Surgery
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390-9132
US Army Institute of Surgical Research
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States, 78234
Sponsors and Collaborators
Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Principal Investigator: Rodney J Rohrich, MD, FACS University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided by Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc. Identifier: NCT01399099     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CA003, 00016580
Study First Received: June 27, 2011
Last Updated: October 29, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.:
wound healing
scarring processed this record on November 20, 2014