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Alert: Polypropylene Male Sling Showing Problems

AMS Advance Sling System Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 18, 2018 ~ Besides transvaginal and hernia mesh, a number of other implantable medical devices for the pelvic region are also showing similar complication rates, including the implantable male sling.   Polypropylene.  It is the cheap commercial plastic polymer Read more

By | 2018-07-18T17:08:10+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Sticky|2 Comments

What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

Krishna Engineering, EtO Sterilizer Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 2017~ By now readers  may understand that most mesh, whether for hernia repair or to treat prolapse and/or incontinence, is made of the plastic polypropylene (PP).   But you may not know about the additional chemicals that Read more

By | 2018-06-07T17:50:31+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|19 Comments

Disease and Profits: Plastic Use Expected to Rise in Medical Devices

October 31 ~  As the baby boomer population increases in the U.S., expect the use of polypropylene plastic to grow for use in medical devices. That according to an obscure website called plastemart.com (here) says it “covers the entire spectrum of the plastics supply chain” from the raw material to Read more

By | 2012-10-31T18:24:31+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Medical News|2 Comments