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
Charles Hallford
Fiscal Year
2016
Region
Research Triangle
Project Description: Two million abdominal surgeries are performed annually in the U.S., with ventral hernia caused by tension being a frequent complication. To overcome this problem, researchers at Duke have patented a transformative hernia mesh that dissipates tension and overcomes all six failure models of current hernia meshes on the market.