NeoMend ProGEL™ Pleural Air Leak Sealant Post-Approval Study


  • Study type

  • Study phase

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 11-006769
    NCT ID: NCT01394978
    Sponsor Protocol Number: NEO09-100

About this study

The purpose of this post approval study is to further characterize the safety profile of the ProGEL™ Pleural Air Leak Sealant in commercial use, with specific reference to long-term safety over 90 days of follow-up.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Scheduled for an open thoracotomy for lung resection
  • Has at least one or more intraoperative visible air leak ≥ 2 mm following the lung resection surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breast feeding
  • History of an allergic reaction to Human Serum Albumin
  • Has a significant clinical disease or condition
  • Had previous open thoracotomy procedures
  • Unable to participate in all necessary study activities due to physical or mental limitations

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

K Robert Shen, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Thoracic Surgery Research Unit

(877) 526-9172


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