A Novel Hernia Mesh That Resists Dehiscence

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Organization
Duke University Medical Center
Award Date
Award Amount
75,000
Program Name
Technology Enhancement Grant
Program Category
Research and Equipment Support
Principal Investigator
Hallford, Charles R
Fiscal Year
2016
Region
Research Triangle
Project Description: Two million laparotomies are performed annually in the U.S., with ventral hernia caused by tension being a frequent complication. To overcome this problem, we have patented a transformative hernia mesh that dissipates tension, is safe in vivo, and overcomes all six failure models of current hernia meshes on the market.