Surgical gel-e® (gels, foams, sponges): By the year 2020, over 310M surgeries*** are estimated to occur annually worldwide. Of these, the vast majority† will involve patients over the age of 65. Our surgical program is developing gel, foam and sponge products that can be used from neurosurgery to knee replacements.
*These products are not yet commercially available.
***Global Surgical Procedure Volumes (SPV) Database
†National Health Statistics Report, Number 11,January 28, 2009–Revised September 4, 2009
Ambulatory Surgery in the United States, 2006 by Karen A. Cullen, Ph.D.,M.P.H.; Margaret J. Hall, Ph.D.; and Aleksandr Golosinskiy, Division of Health Care Statistics