Navigation Links
Novus Scientific Announces the World's 1st Long-Term Absorbable Mesh as an Alternative to Non-Absorbable Synthetic Mesh
Date:9/26/2011

SINGAPORE, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus Scientific today announced TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh, the world's first and only long-term resorbable mesh, as an alternative to permanent synthetic mesh. First introduced in the US in 2010, TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh is currently being used in many surgical applications as an alternative to permanent synthetic mesh and expensive biologic devices.

Characteristics of TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh
TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh is knitted from two different synthetic absorbable fibers, possessing different degradation characteristics. The first fiber, making up approximately 40% of the matrix by weight, is a copolymer of glycolide, lactide, and trimethylene carbonate. The second fiber, making up approximately 60% of the matrix by weight, is a copolymer of lactide, and trimethylene carbonate. Both fibers degrade by bulk hydrolysis once implanted.

Based on the product's absorption characteristics, in vitro testing showed that the first fiber retains its functional capabilities for 1-2 weeks and in vivo studies in the abdominal wall of sheep showed that the first fiber was fully absorbed after 4 months. The same in vitro testing showed that the second fiber retains its functional capabilities for 6 months and in vivo studies in the abdominal wall of sheep indicated that the second fiber is completely absorbed after approximately 36 months.

"We at Novus Scientific have long prided ourselves on identifying clinical need and developing innovative products to address that need. We are pleased to highlight the fact that TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh is a viable alternative to permanent synthetic mesh on both a physiological treatment level and a budgetary level when used by physicians performing surgeries that reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists," said Thomas Engstrom, Founder and CEO of Novus Scientific.

"Surgeons want to provide the best treatment for their patients. Now, TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh offers surgeons an alternative to non-absorbable synthetic mesh," commented James Archetto, President of Novus Scientific, Inc.

Mark Swierzewski, MD, a urological surgeon from Tampa, FL stated, "TIGR® Matrix has been a part of my practice since 2010. It provides me and my patients with a viable alternative to non-absorbable synthetic mesh."

About Novus Scientific
Novus Scientific (www.novusscientific.com) is an innovator in the development and commercialization of absorbable synthetic medical devices. Visit our PRESSROOM: http://www.mynewsdesk.com/pressroom/novus-scientific

TIGR® is a trademark of Novus Scientific Pte. Ltd

CONTACT:
jim.archetto@novusscientific.com
781-577-2599


'/>"/>
SOURCE Novus Scientific
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Novus Scientific Receives FDA Clearance for TIGR(TM) Matrix Surgical Mesh - Worlds 1st Long-Term Resorbable Synthetic Mesh
2. Novus Scientific Announces the Sales Launch for TIGR™ Matrix Surgical Mesh - Worlds 1st Long-Term Resorbable Synthetic Mesh
3. Novus Scientific and Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons (SAPS) Host the Inaugural Event of SOFTISSUE - The Issue of Soft Tissue, Featuring James J. Chao, M.D., FACS, Professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, University of Califor
4. Thomson Scientific Publishes The Ones to Watch - A Quarterly Review of Phase Changes in the Pharmaceutical Pipeline
5. Avicena Scientific Collaborator Advances Program for Using Energy Enhancing Molecules to Treat Neuromuscular Diseases
6. Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for European Society of Cardiology Congress 2007
7. Boston Scientific to Release Broad Range of Clinical Trial Data Reinforcing Safety and Efficacy of Taxus(R) Coronary Stent Systems at TCT 2007
8. Preliminary Results of Randomized Pilot Study Show Comparable Efficacy for OrbusNeichs Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R Stent(TM) and Boston Scientifics Taxus(R) Stent in Patients at High Risk of Restenosis
9. Boston Scientific PROMUS(TM) and TAXUS(R) Stents Continue Strong Performance in Safety and Efficacy Measures
10. Boston Scientifics Next-Generation Stent Shows Improved Clinical Outcomes in Complex Lesions
11. Positive Five-Year Safety Data for TAXUS(R) Stent Reported in Boston Scientific Trial
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016 As illustrated by the ... month, the numbers and momentum of cannabis in the ... the billions, more research and development push the sector ... of Legal Marijuana Markets Report  from from ArcView Market ... of the increase in sector is attributed to adult ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... Texas , May 25, 2016 ... the issuance to it by the US Patent ... The company,s technology includes proprietary processes for electronic ... for health and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance and ... "Our technology ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 ... the precision of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis ... the appointment of Professor Clive Morris ... leadership across the clinical development programme, scientific collaborations, ... help deliver significant improvements in clinical outcomes for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The World Molecular Imaging Society ... Imaging.” The focus of ADDMI-IG will be geared towards how using molecular imaging ... Through ADDMI-IG WMIS will provide a platform for productive discussions about the implementation ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... Cross Benefit Clearinghouse supporting the real time adjudication of medical service claims by ... providers using their current medical claims management software. The TransactRx Cross Benefit Clearinghouse ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... For more than fifty years, we've suffered ... we changed our diets to conform to the latest nutritional advice – advice that was ... the NIH, more than 2 in 3 American adults are considered to be overweight and ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... ... Consumer access to organic foods and grower access to food processers is about ... and other plant-based foods, will introduce the first consumer product (a new breakfast cereal) ... Organic Products. , The transitional designation means the cereal was made using at least ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... According to an ... group of people randomly assigned to reduce the amount of calories they consumed by ... drop in body weight enjoyed better sleep, improved quality of life, and enhanced sexual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):