Allergan has announced its plans to acquire Keller Medical, a privately held medical device company that developed the Keller Funnel in 2009. The cone-shaped, lubricated plastic funnel assists plastic surgeons in breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures by guiding silicone gel implants into the surgical pocket. It allows surgeons to use a “no-touch” technique, which may help minimize the introduction of bacteria and foreign material into the surgical pocket.
“Allergan is focused on providing technologies and products to help our surgeon customers improve procedures and Keller Funnel is that product for breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures,” said David Moatazedi, senior vice president of medical aesthetics, Allergan. “The Keller Funnel was developed and designed by pioneering surgeons to improve breast implantation, and reduce the risks of implant contamination during procedures. This is a natural complement to our world-class plastic surgery and regenerative medicine business, and marketing this innovative device further enhances our commitment to our customers and patients.”