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Date:2/14/2013

easily adapted for cutting into any patterns required by doctors - another of its advantage over existing meshes.

Medlinx Acacia was founded in 2009 by Prof Boey and his business partner Mr Tang King Fai, the company's Chief Executive Officer.

The Medlinx Hernia Mesh is made from a unique polymer known as polyvinylidene-flouride (PVDF), which has been proven to stay strong over longer periods of time and yet have lower inflammation and infection rates. It has been safely used in other medical products such as sutures and stents.

The material properties of PVDF addresses problems associated with the current hernia meshes, where some (traditional meshes) would become brittle and weak over time, and when is implanted, have a higher risk of inflammation and infection.

With FDA approval for its hernia mesh, Medlinx Acacia is now looking to get approval from Singapore's Health Sciences Authority for the product to be marketed locally, and is also in talks with Singapore hospitals to carry out clinical trials. Its surgical mesh, which is patented worldwide, is expected to be cleared for sale in Singapore by the second half of this year.

The company's CEO, Mr Tang, said: "We are constantly on the lookout for partners to develop new medical devices to address current unmet clinical needs."

Dr Andreas Hoeferlin, a renowned Hernia surgeon in the US with over 24 years of surgical experience, said: "From the scientific background, PVDF is probably the best material for mesh construction today and therefore I will use it as my first choice, as soon as an appropriate mesh will be available."


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Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University
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