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Adjustable Sling Assembly Patent Filed by Boston Scientific Corp

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Boston Scientific, Prosthetic cardiac valves was a key innovation area identified from patents. Boston Scientific‘s grant share as of January 2024 was 56%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Adjustable sling assembly for treating urinary incontinence

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Boston Scientific Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11883272B2) discloses a sling assembly designed for treating urinary incontinence. The assembly comprises two separate sling sections, each with a first and second surface, arranged in a manner where the first surfaces are between the second surfaces. The ends of the sling sections are curved towards their respective second surfaces. A tab member is included, with portions directly adjacent to the second surfaces of the sling sections and the end surfaces of these portions.

Furthermore, the patent claims detail various aspects of the assembly, such as the inclusion of portions of the sling sections within the tab member, the biodegradability of the tab member, and the option for the tab member to be treated with an agent to promote scar tissue formation. Additionally, the tab member can be non-biodegradable and may include a marker for identifying its location within a patient’s body. These features highlight the innovative design and potential functionalities of the sling assembly for addressing urinary incontinence, showcasing advancements in the field of medical devices for such conditions.

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