Cytori has launched PureGraft 250, a fat grafting technology that standardizes the graft preparation process for use in aesthetic body contouring at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) meeting.

Cytori said that the PureGraft System sets a new standard for fat graft processing due to its speed, simplicity, safety and precision. The ease of use and simplicity of this innovative system sets it apart from other fat grafting methods. As a result, processing takes only 15 minutes from fat extraction to delivery, irrespective of volume. The volumes that can be processed range from 50 to 250ml.

The PureGraft technology enables the physician to purify a fat graft and remove excess ‘graft fluid’ in a controllable manner on the sterile field. This is accomplished without centrifugation or other motorized methods. The fat is added to the system and 15 minutes later, free lipid, blood cells, infusion chemicals and excess fluid are removed. PureGraft technology ‘dialyzes’ off everything but the pure fat tissue.

Marc Hedrick, president of Cytori, said: “PureGraft is an FDA-cleared device that is indicated for cosmetic ‘body contouring’ procedures using autologous fat grafts. Although PureGraft is simple to use, the technology behind it is unique. PureGraft selectively filters the graft using dialysis membranes in a process best called lipodialysis. We believe lipodialysis will be the new standard in fat graft preparation.”

Steven Cohen, San Diego-based plastic surgeon, said: “PureGraft is a game-changer in the world of fat grafting. The system offers high speed and sterile preparation of a viable and functional fat graft that is ready to inject, and takes a third of the time to prepare three times the graft.”