PolyTouch Medical was acquired by Covidien in 2011.
PolyTouch has developed PatchAssist™, an FDA-cleared laparoscopic surgical instrument that enables accurate and rapid delivery and placement of soft tissue prosthetics (including hernia mesh products) for a variety of procedures, including laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR).
Proper mesh deployment and placement in laparoscopic hernia repair is crucial to a patient’s quick recovery, low post-procedure morbidity and reduced rate of hernia recurrence. To date, no accurate, standard, and objective method exists. PolyTouch Medical’s novel device enables accurate abdominal cavity mesh placement, potentially reducing operation time by 30% to 50%.