Deep Blue Medical Advances, Inc.
Deep Blue Medical Advances, Inc. is a start-up company founded in 2014 by a Duke plastic surgeon, Howard Levinson, MD. The company has been advancing a hernia mesh with enhanced anchoring strength to resist wounds from gapping and bursting open, as well as a suture anchoring device to overcome large suture knots associated with wide sutures. In separate efforts, Dr. Levinson is working on additional translational projects including an anti-biofouling Foley catheter, a non-invasive light imaging technology to diagnose skin disorders, and tissue-engineered skin that resists contraction.
“I have worked closely with Duke OLV to protect intellectual property, navigate entrepreneurial activities, and to raise non-dilutive grant funds to advance ideas. Duke OLV’s support has been critical to our success and is a clear distinguishing factor between Duke University and its existing peer institutes.” –Howard Levinson, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine
Deep Blue receives FDA clearance for hernia mesh product
DURHAM – Medtech startup Deep Blue Medical Advances can now begin selling a novel hernia mesh product with enhanced anchoring strength following receipt of FDA device (501 K) clearance, which the company announced it had received Tuesday.
The T-Line Hernia Mesh “provides superior anchoring strength and eliminates a key point of failure for conventional mesh fixation,” the Durham-based company says. It is designed to counter “mesh migration, contraction and eventual failure.”
Deep Blue has raised more than $800,000 in funding.
The company was founded in 2014 by Duke plastic surgeon Howard Levinson, MD.
Millions of hernia surgeries are done globally at billions in clinical costs and support a $1.1 billion hernia device market.
Deep Blue Secures $225K
Medical device startup Deep Blue Medical Advances has raised $295,000 in a debt round, adding to their $517,000 secured in January.
Deep Blue is a start-up company founded in 2014 by a Duke plastic surgeon, Howard Levinson, MD.