A number of commercial implantable biomedical textile products have been designed, re-engineered or improved as a result of the research and development work completed under Dr. King’s direction.
Here are some recent examples:
- Angiotech’s barbed suture used for plastic surgery and wound closure (Quill SRS suture).
- Medtronic’s stent-graft for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) (AneuRx).
- Bolton Medical’s stent-graft for thoracic aortic aneurysms (Relay Plus).
- Edwards Lifesciences annuloplasty ring for support and remodeling of mitral valve in patients with heart disease (Carpentier-Edwards)
- C.R. Bard’s biosynthetic mesh support system for prolapse and pelvic floor repair (Avaulta)
- Terumo’s woven polyester collagen coated and unsealed vascular prostheses for thoracic and abdominal aortic repair and bypass. (Twillweave, Gelweave and other models)
- Vascutek’s modular stent-graft system for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) (Anaconda)
- Sophradim’s semiresorbable warp knitted self-fixing mesh for inguinal hernia repair (Progrip)
- Cook Medical’s AAA endovascular graft for repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (Zenith)
- Cardial’s collagen impregnated warp knitted polyester arterial prosthesis (Dialine II)
- Crux Biomedical’s inferior vena cava filter for embolic protection of patients under risk of deep vein thrombosis.
- Coroneo’s elastic aortic annuloplasty ring for aortic annuloplasty repair (Extra-Aortic)