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nd to be approved for sale by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the team is in talks to test it in local hospitals by year-end.

Hernia meshes are commonly used by doctors to repair tears in the abdominal walls caused by various reasons such as injuries, pregnancy, surgery or aging.

The market for hernia repair is reported to be worth US$1.1 billion in 2011 (Frost & Sullivan 2011) in the United States, which makes up about half the global market. The demand for hernia repair procedures is expected to increase, with the rise in elderly population and growing obesity in affluent countries.

"This milestone is a great example of how Singapore and NTU have caught up with the world in terms of biomedical research and development," said Prof Boey. "As our mesh is fabricated in a different way from conventional meshes, we are now able to have different mesh patterns to tailor fit it to specific patients and for the different implant locations in the body."

The new medical mesh would be useful for Singapore's ageing population, where by 2030, one in five residents is expected to be 65 or older.

"With a fast aging population, devices like this mesh will help improve the quality of life for our aging folks," said Prof Boey. "A longer trouble free mesh life will mean less trauma and better quality of life for our aging citizens. I also hope this new device will also help to entrench Singapore as a nation able to create world-class innovations."

Moving forward, the team is looking to further develop the device to suit the different requirements by doctors and to make the mesh easier to use and to improve its comfort level for patients, said Prof Boey.

NTU start-up to market hernia mesh; sale in Singapore expected soon

The home-grown hernia mesh is now marketed and developed by NTU start-up company Medlinx Acacia. Known as the Medlinx Hernia Mesh, it is manufactured at a low cost and can be
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Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University
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