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Investigation of a Novel Silicone Dressing to Maximize the Outcomes of Scar Revision Procedures (IMPROVE)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Neodyne Biosciences, Inc. Identifier:
First received: September 6, 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
Focus of Study is Scar Minimization
Device: Neodyne Dressing

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Investigation of a Novel Mechanomodulating Polymer to Maximize the Outcomes of Scar Revision Procedures

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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: 12
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treated
Neodyne Dressing applied to portion of closed scar.
Device: Neodyne Dressing
Adhesive bandage/dressing intended to minimize scar formation.
Other Name: Neodyne Device
No Intervention: Control
Standard of care used for portion of closed scar.

Detailed Description:

It is proposed to study a dressing designed to reduce the appearance of scars after scar revision surgery. It is expected that by managing the incision site after primary closure but during the longer term 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:

  • The scar to be revised is:

    • at least 12 months old
    • linear and suitable for revision by excision and direct closure
    • appropriate size and location for Neodyne Dressing
  • The subject:

    • age > 18 and < 65 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with a skin disorder that is chronic or currently active.
  • Subjects who are involved in ongoing litigation in connection with the scar to be revised.
  • Subjects with a history of collagen vascular disease
  • Subjects diagnosed with scleroderma
  • Subject who currently smokes
  • 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.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01430130

United States, California
Duet Plastic Surgery
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94306
Sponsors and Collaborators
Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Weintraub, MD Duet Plastic Surgery
Principal Investigator: Angeline Lim, MD Duet Plastic Surgery
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc. Identifier: NCT01430130     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CA005
Study First Received: September 6, 2011
Last Updated: October 29, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.:
wound healing
scar revision processed this record on November 25, 2014