MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TELA Bio, Inc., a surgical reconstruction company leading the development of Reinforced BioScaffolds (RBSs) for soft tissue repair, today announced that it has settled all litigations and disputes between TELA Bio and LifeCell, and that all pending state and federal court actions between the two companies have been dismissed. Terms of the agreement are confidential. The settlement will allow TELA Bio to continue to manufacture and sell its OviTex™ portfolio of products for use in ventral hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction, including a hydrated version of OviTex. "We are very pleased that we were able to achieve a satisfactory resolution to all litigations and disputes between TELA Bio and LifeCell," said Antony Koblish, president and CEO of TELA Bio, adding, "With this successful action, TELA Bio is now free to focus on our strategy to advance our commercial plan for our portfolio of six OviTex products in an environment of fair competition and further develop our robust product pipeline to expand our offerings for surgeons and patients." In July 2016 TELA Bio announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(K) clearance for OviTex RBSs. OviTex RBSs feature an embedded polymer and an intact extracellular matrix (ECM), a biologic building block derived from ovine rumen, in layered constructs designed for multi-directional cell repopulation and healthy tissue remodeling. Thus far, OviTex RBSs have been implanted in more than 150 patients and have been used in the full range of hernia procedures involving open, laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques. "TELA Bio is focused on providing innovative cost effective hernia repair implants that support natural healing and durability," Mr. Koblish added. "Our products are designed to provide surgeons and patients with durable repairs while minimizing the potential for prolonged foreign body reactions often associated with use of currently available polymer-based implants."