Barrigel puts the
control in your hands

Because every anatomy is different, Barrigel provides the unprecedented control required for optimized coverage, which can better protect your patients undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer.1

Section 1

Sculptability

SHAPING BETTER PROTECTION.

Now you can achieve precise, dynamic spacing for optimal coverage from apex to base. Sculptability enables you to place spacing material where you want throughout the procedure, creating a shape tailored to your patient’s anatomy, and allowing you to build customized space to protect healthy tissue during radiation therapy.

3D rendering of Barrigel's malleable consistency, ensuring high levels of precision and control for anatomy-specific spacing
Section 2

No polymerization

GOODBYE PRESSURE.

Unlike current hydrogel spacers that polymerize within 8-15 seconds,2-4 Barrigel remains in gel form throughout the entire procedure. This allows for the time necessary to create an implant that is customized to your patient’s anatomy without the pressure of time constraints.

3D rendering of Barrigel’s internal structure, which provides both sculptability and lift, making it an ideal material for spacing
Section 3

Apex to base coverage

THE PRECISION YOU NEED.

Barrigel remains malleable. This characteristic increases the opportunity to achieve optimal coverage during the spacing procedure by providing the ability to sculpt from the base to the apex as needed. Most importantly, it enables precise spacer placement without the worry of rapid polymerization.

Illustration of Barrigel spacer between prostate and rectum
Section 4

Enhanced TRUS visibility

THE DIFFERENCE IS CLEAR.

Image-guided spacing is made easier with Barrigel, which features enhanced ultrasound visibility.5 Barrigel appears hypoechoic on ultrasound so you can clearly see the space created and adjust the spacer shape and volume in real time.

Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) showing placement of Barrigel between rectum and prostate
TRUS image courtesy of Neil F. Mariados, MD
Associated Medical Professionals
Radiation Oncologist; New York, United States
Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) showing placement of Barrigel between rectum and prostate
TRUS image courtesy of Rizwan Nurani, MD
Western Radiation Oncology, Inc.
Radiation Oncologist; California, United States
Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) showing placement of Barrigel between rectum and prostate
TRUS image courtesy of Professor Michael Chao, MBBS, FRANZCR, DMedSci
GenesisCare Australia
Radiation Oncologist; Victoria, Australia
Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) showing placement of Barrigel between rectum and prostate
TRUS image courtesy of Neil F. Mariados, MD
Associated Medical Professionals
Radiation Oncologist; New York, United States
 

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of rectal spacing

To start using Barrigel, request enrollment in
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References
  1. Data from Palette Life Sciences 510(k) K220641.
  2. Montoya J, Gross E, Karsh L. How I do it: Hydrogel spacer placement in men scheduled to undergo prostate radiotherapy. Can J Urol. 2018;25(2):9288-9293.
  3. Boston Scientific. SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel: Advancing radiation therapy – SpaceOAR™ Vue across different radiation modalities, (2021).
  4. Dempsey PJ, Power JW, Yates A, et al. Creation of a protective space between the rectum and prostate prior to prostate radiotherapy using a hydrogel spacer. Clin Radiol. 2022;77:e195-e200.
  5. 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.