FDA clears Bio-Vascular's urethral sling:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Bio-Vascular has received US FDA 510(k) clearance for its implantable urethral sling for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The sling, which supports the bladder neck, is made of bovine pericardium. Once implanted, it is replaced by the body's own tissue. A spokesman from the St Paul, Minnesota-based company said the product was stronger and more biocompatible than current urethral slings made from other biological materials.