Medical Device Maker ACell Inc. Pleads Guilty and Will Pay $15 Million to Resolve Criminal Charges and Civil False Claims Allegations

ACell Inc. (ACell), a Maryland-based medical device manufacturer, pleaded guilty to charges relating to its MicroMatrix powder wound dressing product (MicroMatrix), the Department of Justice announced today. ACell entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Ellen L. Hollander in the District of Maryland to one misdemeanor count of failure and refusal to report a medical device removal in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). In addition, ACell has agreed to settle allegations that it caused false claims to be submitted to federal health care programs for MicroMatrix, and to pay $15 million to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from these matters.

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