On March 30, 2020, FDA approved Deep Blue Medical Advances’ “T-Line Mesh,” deeming the device “substantially equivalent” to existing solutions, and authorizing Deep Blue to market the product for hernia repair.

Following surgery to repair a hernia, many patients find that when they cough or lift a heavy object, the traditional mesh used in the surgery can tear free. The sutures used to fix the mesh pull through tissue or the mesh itself. Deep Blue, a 2019 Rosenman Innovator company, developed the T-Line Mesh to target this “primary point of failure.” The product was invented by Dr. Howard Levinson, Deep Blue’s founder and chief medical officer.

Read the FDA approval