December 17, 2020 – Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ACell, Inc. for an upfront cash payment of $300 million at closing, subject to customary purchase price adjustments, and cash payments of up to an additional $100 million upon the achievement of certain revenue growth milestones.
ACell is a regenerative medicine company with a product portfolio based on a proprietary porcine urinary bladder matrix platform technology, MatriStem UBM.
Integra says the acquisition of ACell is the next step in the expansion of Integra’s Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies (OTT) segment. Following the completion of the previously announced sale of Integra’s orthopedics business, which is expected to occur in early January, OTT will be referred to as the “Tissue Technologies” segment.
ACell’s MatriStem UBM technology is designed to enhance the body’s ability to restore natural tissue and minimize scarring. It allows for a wide range of characteristics to be incorporated into devices for specific challenges in wound repair, ranging from strong suturable sheet materials designed for abdominal wall surgery to fine granular materials that conform to complex wound surfaces. Products include MicroMatrix, a particulate formulation, as well as Cytal Wound Matrix and Gentrix Surgical Matrix, both sheet formulations for the management of acute and chronic wounds and reinforcement of soft tissue in certain surgical applications, according to the company.
The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions, including regulatory approvals.