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A Novel Hernia Mesh That Resists Dehiscence

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Award date: 
Jun 22, 2016
Award amount: 
$75,000
Organization name: 
Duke University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: 
Hallford, Charles R
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Technology Enhancement Grant
Region: 
Research Triangle

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.

Fiscal year: 
2016