To further support clinician education, Pacira is simultaneously launching a new virtual training engine developed in collaboration with the mobile training platform Touch Surgery. The unique gaming experience is the first of its kind within the extensive Touch Surgery library of modules and provides users with the on-demand ability to practice infiltrating EXPAREL in a TKA by manipulating the exposure and angle of the knee, the angle of the syringe, the location of the injections, and the amount of volume distributed throughout the surgical site, all from the convenience of their smartphone or iPad. The Touch Surgery mobile app is available for free-of-charge download on iTunes, and will soon be released for the Android platform.AAHKS 2016 attendees are invited to experience the virtual reality platform for themselves by visiting the Pacira booth (#907) at any point over the duration of the AAHKS conference. EXPAREL is indicated for single-dose administration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia. Pacira expects results from the Phase 4 randomized, controlled TKA trial (PILLAR) early next year. About Pacira Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the clinical and commercial development of new products that meet the needs of acute care practitioners and their patients. The company's flagship product, EXPAREL ® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension), a non-opioid local analgesic for postsurgical pain control, was commercially launched in the United States in April 2012. EXPAREL and two other products have successfully utilized DepoFoam ®, a unique and proprietary product delivery technology that encapsulates drugs without altering their molecular structure, and releases them over a desired period of time. Additional information about Pacira is available at www.pacira.com. About EXPAREL ® EXPAREL (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is currently indicated for single-dose infiltration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia. The product combines bupivacaine with DepoFoam®, a proven product delivery technology that delivers medication over a desired time period. EXPAREL represents the first and only multivesicular liposome local anesthetic that can be utilized in the peri- or postsurgical setting. By utilizing the DepoFoam platform, a single dose of EXPAREL delivers bupivacaine over time, providing significant reductions in cumulative pain score with up to a 45 percent decrease in opioid consumption; the clinical benefit of the opioid reduction was not demonstrated. Additional information is available at www.EXPAREL.com.
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