Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy for the website of Galatea Surgical.

For each visitor to our website, our web server automatically recognizes only the visitor’s domain name, but not the e-mail address. We therefore may collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of a visitor to our Web page.

If a visitor contacts us via e-mail, we do collect their e-mail and postal address and telephone number. If you supply us with your contact information online, you will only receive the information that you requested. The personal information we collect is used for internal review and is then discarded, although we reserve the right to retain or disclose personal information when we believe that such action is reasonable for legal purposes or to respond to a governmental inquiry, and we may transfer information to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, sale of assets or other corporate change.

We do not set any cookies that store personal information or sell information to ad server companies. We do reserve the right in our discretion to share any and all information with our licensees, partners or others with whom Galatea Surgical has a business relationship.

Our website may contain links to other websites. Galatea Surgical assumes no responsibility for the content or the privacy policies and practices of other websites and encourages you to read the privacy statements of any linked sites.

We strive to follow generally-accepted industry practices to protect the personal information submitted to us by visitors to our website. Although Galatea Surgical and its agents store information in a controlled environment, any transmission over the Internet and electronic storage cannot be guaranteed to be absolutely secure.

This Privacy Policy was last revised October 21, 2008. Galatea Surgical may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time, and we encourage visitors to review the Privacy Policy when visiting this website. The Privacy Policy in effect at the time of a visitor’s use of our website will apply. If you feel that this website is not following its stated Privacy Policy, you may contact us at the above telephone number.

Indications for Use

Galatea scaffold is indicated for use as a bioresorbable scaffold for soft tissue support and to repair, elevate, and reinforce deficiencies where weakness or voids exist that require the addition of material to obtain the desired surgical outcome. This includes reinforcement of soft tissue in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and general soft tissue reconstruction. Galatea scaffold is also indicated for the repair of fascial defects that require the addition of a reinforcing or bridging material to obtain the desired surgical result. 

Important Safety Considerations

Possible complications following implantation of Galatea scaffold include infection, seroma, pain, scaffold migration, wound dehiscence, hemorrhage, adhesions, hematoma, inflammation, extrusion and recurrence of the soft tissue defect. The safety and product use of Galatea scaffold for patients with hypersensitivities to the antibiotics kanamycin sulfate and tetracycline hydrochloride is unknown. The safety and effectiveness of Galatea scaffold in neural tissue and in cardiovascular tissue has not been established. The safety and effectiveness of Galatea scaffold in pediatric use has not been established. Consult the Galatea scaffold Instructions for Use for complete prescribing information; including its indications for use, warnings and precautions.

The information contained in this website is intended for U.S. Health Care Professionals. Patients, please refer to your physician for more information.