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A Guide to Polypropylene or PP

Polypropylene raw resin pellets Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 22, 2017 ~ What the heck is polypropylene?  Its the polymer plastic that makes up many medical devices, including permanently implanted ones.   Polypropylene is also known as PP.  If you want to know more, use the Search [...]

By |2019-10-15T16:31:59-04:00August 22nd, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|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 [...]

By |2018-06-07T17:50:31-04:00June 28th, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|19 Comments

Urogynecologist Dr. Walker Talks Mesh Removals and Worst Offenders

Dr. Christopher Walker, urogynecologist Mesh News Desk, June 8, 2015 ~ Dr. Christopher Walker is a Urogynecologist located in Orlando, Florida. His practice focuses on urogynecology and female pelvic reconstruction.   His office link Besturogyn.com is here.  This month he is also a supporter of Mesh News Desk.  [...]

By |2016-11-28T03:23:17-05:00June 8th, 2015|Medical News|54 Comments

Linda Batiste v. Ethicon Day One of Testimony

Mesh News Desk correspondent Aaron Horton is sitting in this Dallas courtroom where the first state case since Linda Gross is being heard against Ethicon over its TVT-O transvaginal mesh.  Horton will take a breather and occasionally add her comments and observations. MND really appreciates her efforts!  Aaron Horton [...]

By |2014-03-18T23:11:44-04:00March 18th, 2014|Legal News|8 Comments

What Do We Know About Polypropylene?

Polypropylene (PP) mesh September 28, 2012 ~ The following was sent from a consultancy group, Frost & Sullivan.  Chemical, Materials and Research Analyst, Tridisha Goswami, provided MDND information on the properties, however nothing on whether or not polypropylene is safe to use for a permanently implanted medical devices. [...]

By |2012-09-28T15:09:45-04:00September 28th, 2012|Media Reports|8 Comments