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THE NEED

Adhesions are a major surgical complication without solution

Almost 100% occurrence in open surgical procedures

Severe strain on health systems

Complications include:

Small bowel obstruction (SBO)

•Chronic pain

•Secondary infertility

•Difficulties in repeat surgeries

Patient anxiety and discomfort

Require re-operation

Multi billion dollar problem

THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM OF

SURGICAL ADHESIONS

"Intra-abdominal adhesive disease is associated with up to 15% to 20% of all cases of infertility"

(Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology, vol. 2 no. 1  2009, p41-45).

 “…cost of adhesions represents 20-40% of the $30.86 billion annual budget request for the US National Institutes of Health in 2013.”

(INNOVA 2016 no 2(2), p7-29).

“The global market for Anti-Adhesion products is projected to reach US$2.7 billion by 2020…”

(Global Industry Analysts Inc).

​“…34.6% of the 29,790 patients who underwent open abdominal or pelvic surgery in 1986 were readmitted a mean of 2.1 times over 10 years for a disorder directly or possibly related to adhesions, or for abdominal or pelvic surgery that could be potentially complicated by adhesions”

(Lancet 1999, 353(9163):1476-80).