Boston Scientific is a manufacturer of medical devices and other healthcare products. It has a presence in 100 countries, and manufactures its products in 12 different countries. Boston Scientific was a pioneer in the field of transvaginal mesh products, releasing the ProteGen. ProteGen was approved by the FDA in 1996, and was the first mesh product that was implanted into the vagina to treat urinary incontinence.
Unfortunately, ProteGen quickly became a problematic product, turning up a slew of safety complaints and problems. The product was pulled off the market, but still was used by other medical device manufacturers to gain clearance for other transvaginal mesh products. The FDA approved these new products based on the fact that they were substantially equivalent to ProteGen, completely failing to notice that ProteGen was a failure, and putting women’s public health at risk.
Despite its failure with ProteGen, Boston Scientific went on to create, manufacture, and sell a number of other transvaginal mesh products. These and other transvaginal mesh products have been no more successful than ProteGen, and many lawsuits have been filed as a result.
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Who Manufactures Mesh? Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific was the manufacturer of the very first vaginal sling device: the ProteGen. The ProteGen was approved in 1996, but Boston Scientific requested that the FDA recall it three years later because of unexpected complications. Unfortunately, the many devices that used ProteGen as a predicate for clearance of their own transvaginal mesh devices were…