The Innovation and Evolution of Medical Devices

Vaginal Mesh Kits

  • S. Abbas Shobeiri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. S. Abbas Shobeiri
    Pages 13-60
  3. Katrina Knight, Pamela Moalli, Rui Liang
    Pages 173-194
  4. Cheryl B. Iglesia, Pakeeza A. Alam
    Pages 195-202
  5. Farzeen Firoozi, Howard B. Goldman
    Pages 233-242
  6. Melissa R. Kaufman, Laura Chang-Kit, Elizabeth T. Brown, Roger R. Dmochowski
    Pages 243-262
  7. Ghazaleh Rostaminia, Tanaz Ferzandi, S. Abbas Shobeiri
    Pages 263-279
  8. Miles Murphy, Michael Ting, Vincent R. Lucente
    Pages 281-302
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 303-309

About this book


This text provides a central resource for physicians, entrepreneurs, and the MBA students about how innovation occurs in medical device industry.  The book uses the rise and fall of vaginal mesh kits to highlight the evolution of responses by the physicians, patients and the regulatory bodies.  There are specific chapters reviewing the US regulatory issues and business practices that were consequential to withdrawal of most vaginal mesh kits from the US market.  The book is meant to be concise, evidence-based, and practical for the first time readers to understand the innovation forces.  Concise textual information from acknowledged experts is complemented by high-quality diagrams and images to provide a thorough update of this rapidly evolving medical device industry.  The case study chapters fully elucidate the anatomical basis that led to conceptualization of vaginal mesh kits, their introduction into the market, medicolegal and business implications followed with innovation that occurred by the surgeons to utilize ultrasound for and innovative surgeries to overcome device complications. With a luxurious number of well-marked pictures, readers will gain a clear understanding of the medical device innovation and evolution.  Innovation and Evolution of Medical Devices: The vaginal Mesh Kits provides a rich practical resource written in a simple a step-by- step approach for all readers in their approach to new medical devices and technologies. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. Abbas Shobeiri
    • 1
  1. 1.INOVA Health SystemFalls ChurchUSA

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