GENEVA and PLAN-LES-OUATES, Switzerland, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - BELOTERO
Balance® has now been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis to correct
moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds.
BELOTERO Balance® is a hyaluronic acid-based cohesive gel dermal filler
that delivers natural-looking results with little recovery time. "We
are pleased to announce this FDA approval for BELOTERO Balance®. It
represents a significant milestone for Anteis and Merz Aesthetics,
Inc.", stated Gilles Bos, Chief Executive Officer of Anteis and Dennis
Condon, President and CEO of Merz Aesthetics, Inc.
Practitioners and patients will now have a breakthrough alternative in
aesthetic medicine with BELOTERO Balance® "thanks to a successful
partnership between Anteis, a Swiss leader in aesthetic dermatology,
ophthalmology and orthopaedics, and Merz Aesthetics, a division of Merz
Pharmaceuticals in Germany", added Gilles Bos and Dennis Condon.
Since 2004, this partnership has encompassed the BELOTERO Balance® range
in markets such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Russia, Austria
and Switzerland. This medical device is currently approved for
aesthetic use and distributed worldwide by Anteis under the brand name
This collaboration between Anteis and Merz Aesthetics provides new
market opportunities worth an estimated $372.4 million in the North
America market for dermal fillers
"Through our partnership with Anteis, Merz Aesthetics has been able to
add a new brand to its expanding portfolio of aesthetics products in
the United States", added Dennis Condon.
"This partnership forms an important part of our plans to become a
global player in Sodium Hyaluronate-based injectable formulations and
injection technologies (such as the Anteis Injection System) in
dermatology, and to provide breakthrough and innovative health
solutions in the fields of ophthalmology, orthopaedics and beyond. With
the support of our highly skilled team, and through partnerships with
pharmaceutical, biotech and cosmetics companies, we will extend our
reach, increase our international sales, and continue to grow in terms
of new indications and a broader portfolio. Our ultimate goal is for
healthcare practitioners to feel confident that our products constitute
best practice, and for patients to feel they are receiving optimum
care," concluded Gilles Bos.
Since it was founded in 2003, ANTEIS has become one of the leaders in
the development, production and distribution of injectable medical
devices. The company now has an established reputation in the field of
aesthetic dermatology, particularly with its line of dermal wrinkle
fillers (Esthélis[TM]Basic/ BELOTERO Balance®), and continues to launch innovative products
every year. Thanks to its vast Research and Development programme,
ANTEIS provides added value in the fields of aesthetic dermatology,
ophthalmology and orthopaedics. The company has received many awards
for its innovations, including the Swiss Economic Award in May 2008 and
the Red Dot Design Award in April 2010.
Based in Geneva, ANTEIS employs an international team of 150 people, has
operating subsidiaries in France and in Germany and a distribution
network covering more than 98 countries.
For further information, go to: http://www.anteis.com
About Merz Aesthetics
Merz Aesthetics, Inc. is a division of the German-based company Merz
Pharmaceuticals. The Merz Aesthetics Business Unit has subsidiaries in
17 countries and cooperates with more than 30 distributors worldwide.
Founded in 1908 by Friedrich Merz, the company introduced the world's
first anti-wrinkle treatment in 1953 after extensive research on the
effects of revitalizing skin care essences. As part of the Merz Pharma
Group of companies, Merz Aesthetics leverages more than a century of
Merz's healthcare expertise with its range of products and unparalleled
services in the field of aesthetic dermatology. The Merz legacy
continues today with Merz Aesthetics' innovative portfolio of products
which are designed to empower consumers to achieve their personalized
Merz Aesthetics' has a balanced portfolio of products in the US which
includes its flagship brand, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler as well as other aesthetic products. Outside the US,
the portfolio comprises the BELOTERO® family of fillers, RADIESSE®
Volumizing Filler and other product brands.
1 Source: Medical Insight, Global Aesthetic Market VIII, 2010
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