FDA clearance for use of Agilon bone graft in spine procedures


Agilon moldable bone grafting productBiogennix has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for an expanded indication for its Agilon moldable bone grafting product. The expanded indication clears Agilon for use in posterolateral spine procedures when mixed with autograft.

Biogennix designed Agilon to address surgeon demand for a collagen-enhanced product, complementing the company’s existing flagship products, Morpheus and osteoSPAN. Agilon, which received initial 510(k) marketing clearance last year, contains a high purity, type 1 fibrillar bovine collagen, which provides a site for cell attachment, migration, proliferation, and differentiation. The added collagen also enhances the material handling properties of Agilon.

Agilon is also the latest of Biogennix’s products to contain TrelCor technology, a proprietary material engineered to provide the optimal chemistry and architecture for bone healing. TrelCor technology, which also serves as the foundation for Morpheus and osteoSPAN, mimics human cancellous bone by providing full interconnected porosity within naturally-sourced calcium phosphate/calcium carbonate composite (CP/CC) granules.

“Receiving the spine indication for Agilon is exciting news and enables us to make the product available to spine surgeons throughout the US,” said Biogennix VP of sales and business development, Scott Bauccio. “Agilon is a superb product with excellent handling properties that we know the spine surgery community wants. Based on the enthusiastic feedback we’ve received from surgeons and distributors since the product launched last year, we anticipate Agilon to be a significant addition to our product offering for spine procedures.”


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