With more than 1M procedures each year in the US alone, hernia repair is one of the most routine and common surgical operations. In most cases, surgical repair of an abdominal wall defect in hernia surgery requires fixating mesh prosthesis to the abdominal wall tissue. This is usually done with penetrating devices such as tacks or sutures. Mesh fixation may result in post operative complications including significant acute postoperative pain, inflammation and adhesion formation¹. These complications can potentially result in mesh detachment and hernia recurrence².
LifeMesh™, a self-fixating mesh, is intended to provide suture and tack-free fixation for a wide range of hernia repair procedures, enabling atraumatic surgical mesh fixation. The self-fixating surgical mesh aims to simplify hernia repair and reduce the complications associated with penetrative mesh fixation using tacks or sutures. LifeMesh™ is a medical device with properties optimized for its intended clinical use. LifeMesh™ is comprised of a surgical mesh embedded with an adhesive layer based on LifeBond’s proprietary technology platform.
LifeMesh™ is designed to be implanted either in a laparoscopic or open approach. The adhesive layer in the LifeMesh™ is a dry coating which is activated only when moistened upon contact with the tissue site. Once activated, the embedded coating is designed to transform into a durable, transparent adhesive layer which fixates the mesh onto the tissue defect site. Following mesh fixation, the collagen-derived adhesive matrix is absorbed naturally by the body as it is replaced by tissue in-growth³.
The production process used to make LifeMesh™ is designed to transform nearly any commercial mesh into a self-fixating mesh. LifeMesh™ is intended to minimize complications and simplify surgery.