More personalized coverage,
only with Barrigel

In rectal spacing, even, complete coverage is critical. This provides the most protection against radiation exposure. Barrigel is the first and only spacer that can be sculpted by your doctor, ensuring a custom fit. More personalized coverage allows more complete protection.

Barrigel is the only rectal spacer made from hyaluronic acid – a substance naturally present in the human body. Barrigel remains stable throughout the course of your treatment, maintaining the space between your prostate and rectum, until it is safely and fully absorbed by your body.1

Section 1

A personalized fit

Because of its unique sculptable nature, Barrigel remains soft during insertion, allowing your doctor to sculpt the spacer in place to create an optimal fit for your body.

Barrigel is the only gel spacer that can be viewed clearly on ultrasound,2 the imaging machine used to guide your doctor’s placement during the procedure. This added visibility during insertion provides your doctor greater control and precision over the placement of the spacer.

Section 2

Significant rectal dose reduction

Barrigel has been proven to significantly reduce radiation delivered to the rectum during prostate cancer radiation therapy.1,3

In an FDA clinical study,

98.5% of patients showed Barrigel to be effective in achieving significant reduction in radiation to the rectum.1

What is the result of reduced radiation to the rectum?

At 6 months, Barrigel patients experienced fewer long-term negative side effects of radiation for prostate cancer than patients who did not receive Barrigel.1,3

Barrigel reduced complications including radiation proctitis, constipation, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids.1,3

Section 3

Long-term safety

In the FDA clinical study, there were zero Barrigel-related adverse events.1

Made from Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (known as NASHA®), Barrigel is the first commercially available hyaluronic acid rectal spacer.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally present in the human body. Highly compatible and fully absorbable by the body, it is a natural substance used in many common medical procedures.

Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA) image

NASHA has been used for over two decades in more than 50 million procedures in men, women, and children worldwide.4

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References
  1. Data from Palette Life Sciences 510(k) K220641.
  2. Struik GM, Pignol JP, Kolkman-Deurloo IK, et al. Subcutaneous spacer injection to reduce skin toxicity in breast brachytherapy: A pilot study on mastectomy specimens. Brachytherapy. 2019;18(2):204-210.
  3. Data on file. Palette Life Sciences.
  4. Restylane® celebrates 25 years of natural-looking results with its signature line of hyaluronic acid fillers. 2021. Available at: www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/restylane-celebrates-25-years-of-natural-looking-results-with-its-signature-line-of-hyaluronic-acid-fillers-301388779.html. Accessed Sept 30, 2021.