Tyco adds Sorbx's technology to surgical unit:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Tyco International has acquired, for an undisclosed amount, what is said to be the first absorbable hernia mesh fixation device delivered with a 5 mm applicator. The AbsorbaTack, developed by privately-held Sorbx, is designed for use in the repair of inguinal and ventral hernias. It is hydrolysed and absorbed by the body within six to eight months after implantation, while firmly anchoring the mesh to the abdominal wall during the early critical healing period, according to Jacksonville, Florida-based Sorbx.