Contura is a medical technology company based in Denmark that develops and commercializes soft tissue fillers. Contura was established in 2000 and has been wholly owned by Idosan A/S (Denmark), since 2002.
Contura, Inc. was established in the United States in 2006.
Contura’s soft tissue fillers target both the medical and aesthetic markets. Our two main products are Aquamid® and Bulkamid®. Both products significantly enhance the quality of people’s lives.
Aquamid® is a soft volume filler used to rejuvenate the face and enhance facial features. To date, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and cosmetic physicians have treated more than a quarter of a million people with Aquamid®. Aquamid® is available through a network of distributors covering 40 countries. Aquamid® has been evaluated in several clinical trials including a major clinical trial in the United States, and the data has been used to support an FDA application.
Bulkamid® is a urethral bulking agent used in the treatment of female urinary incontinence. The procedure is performed under endoscopic control using the Bulkamid® Urethral Bulking System (patents pending). Clinical studies have been performed in Europe, and a clinical trial evaluating Bulkamid is ongoing in the United states and will support an FDA application. Since 2007, ETHICON, a Johnson & Johnson company, has held exclusive worldwide distribution rights for Bulkamid.
Neither Aquamid® nor Bulkamid® is approved for sale in the United States.
Contura’s development, manufacturing and testing processes are in compliance with the European Medical Devices directive 93/42/EEC. Our processes also meet the standards required to obtain ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2000 certification.
Contura’s head office is located in Copenhagen, and the office of our United States subsidiary is in Jersey City, New Jersey. Contura’s new manufacturing facility has been approved by the European and Canadian authorities, initially for the manufacturing of Aquamid. The new facility is designed to fulfill all FDA requirements and will deliver Contura’s range of hydrogel products at the highest quality level.