The suspension of supply of Silimed silicone implants in New Zealand was to allow completion of the necessary re-certification activities ongoing in Europe. Throughout the suspension, we have worked closely with the Medsafe, Ministry of Health and SILIMED in preparation to resume supply.

Unfortunately, after 12 months, the European CE certification has not yet been re-instated and the WAND entries will be cancelled. This means that the Silimed Silicone implants are no longer available for supply in New Zealand under the previous WAND entries.

It is important to reiterate that there are no safety concerns for already implanted devices.

Media Contacts: Brent van den Berg and Kevin Ryan +61 2 9975 5755

See previous Silimed Surgeon Update