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How a bike ride led to the development of AeroForm


The concept of AeroForm came to Dr. Dan Jacobs, a Silicon Valley-based plastic surgeon, while he was on a bike ride. He was thinking about his breast reconstruction patients, and the process of having to endure needle injections with saline expanders and began to wonder if there could be another way. That’s when he came upon the idea of using a tiny canister of compressed gas, similar to the one he carried to fix a flat tire, inside of a tissue expander to make the tissue expansion process easier and more comfortable for his breast reconstruction patients. With this seed of an idea and his Silicon Valley contacts, AeroForm was born.

AeroForm was granted U.S. FDA de novo marketing authorization in 2016, received CE mark in Europe in 2012 and Australian TGA certification in 2013.