May 8th 2012
TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh goes large with the big cats in Vancouver at ASAPS 2012.
From May 5th – 7th, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) hosted it’s 2012 Aesthetics Meeting in beautiful Vancouver, BC.
Novus Scientific, represented by CEO Thomas Engström, Aron Wilson from Novus’s recently opened West Coast office (San Diego) and Jim Archetto from Boston hosted a booth and presented TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh to attending physicians.
More and more surgeons (both plastic and general) are becoming receptive to the world’s 1st long-term resorbable synthetic mesh. The recent availability of a new 20 x 30cm version (initially available in the United States ONLY) has further established TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh as a tool that many surgeons are calling ‘the future of mesh’.
Vocal followers include a growing line of Key Opinion Leaders from the fields of General surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive surgery from all corners of the globe. In the case of ASAPS 2012 these were, Doctors James Chao (UCSD) and Hilton Becker, the latter of whom presented a fascinating talk on “Sub-Areolar Mastopexy” in which he described his procedure using TIGR® Matrix.
January 30th 2012
Use of TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh in Europe off to a roaring start.
Following the announcement of CE mark approval in late August 2011, Novus Scientific has been busily showing off TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh to surgeons in many EU countries. The company has also exchanged contracts with several reputable distributors in countries outside of its own geographical reach, and has ensured that regulatory clearance can match supply and demand within the shortest possible time whenever new opportunities arise.
Two newsworthy accounts have already developed in January 2012, namely via Danish distributor KEBOMED, and the HAVEL KLINIK in Germany, the latter of which represents the first use of TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh in the German market.
Dr Ralph Lorenz of the Havel Klinik performed a complex femoral hernia recurrence repair on a patient for whom the combination of resorbable materials and most skilled and innovative surgeon were a pre-requisite to undergoing surgery. The surgery was announced a success and the case has been submitted for inclusion in the Novus Scientific case study bank. (available here)
Dr Lorenz is a board member of the German hernia society, an organizer of Berliner Hernientage (www.berliner-hernientage.de), runs several educational programs and is extremely highly regarded across Europe and around the world.
January 25th 2012
New Social Network for the medical community picks up on the value proposition of TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh
RECON Surgical is the brainchild of Floridian plastic surgeon, Dr Robert Rehnke, who, over the years had found something lacking in the nurturing of good ideas and procedural perfection…and decided to do something about it. The result is a “SURGEON SOCIAL NETWORK developed BY surgeons FOR surgeons”. The goal is to break down barriers with a new paradigm of “open source idea development”, which encourages feedback and yields progress by involving those with the ideas and the ability to create products.
The network’s procedural specialty areas range from bariatric, gastrointestinal and ventral hernia through to orthopedic, breast and plastic surgery, an explanation for which can be found in Rehnke’s own long-held belief that there is an artificial boundary between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and the aesthetic results that should be the reward of both.
Dr Rehnke has years of experience using acellular dermis and is now evaluating the concept of using TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh which is indicated to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists. This use of a long-term resorbable synthetic with dual-fiber design provides an initial high strength / high stability configuration, with gradually increasing mechanical compliance. Recently published peer review data in a sheep model documents that as TIGR® Matrix is absorbed over time, it is replaced by connective tissue that has higher collagen content than that surrounding permanent control mesh [ref:Springer]. And TIGR® Matrix sells for a fraction of the price of acellular dermis.
Click here to find out more.http://reconsurgical.com/