Deep-seated cultural stigmas and barriers have long stifled innovation across a range of women’s health issues.  Urinary incontinence is among the largest of these under-served categories.  While it affects almost a third of all women worldwide, two-thirds of the cases remain undiagnosed.  SmartWeave is on a mission to transform female urinary incontinence (“UI”).

SmartWeave is innovating new and improved surgical mesh. More specifically, we are using the urology expertise and innovation commercialization know-how of its co-founders to realize medical devices that improve the outcomes of urological mesh implants and related surgical procedures. The initial product that SmartWeave is developing is focused on preventing scarring, bleeding, and tissue damage that often result from UI surgical interventions. Following this evolution, we expect our innovations will change the trajectory of how we treat and manage surgical mesh implants in categories ranging from hernia repair t...
Deep-seated cultural stigmas and barriers have long stifled innovation across a range of women’s health issues.  Urinary incontinence is among the largest of these under-served categories.  While it affects almost a third of all women worldwide, two-thirds of the cases remain undiagnosed.  SmartWeave is on a mission to transform female urinary incontinence (“UI”).

SmartWeave is innovating new and improved surgical mesh. More specifically, we are using the urology expertise and innovation commercialization know-how of its co-founders to realize medical devices that improve the outcomes of urological mesh implants and related surgical procedures. The initial product that SmartWeave is developing is focused on preventing scarring, bleeding, and tissue damage that often result from UI surgical interventions. Following this evolution, we expect our innovations will change the trajectory of how we treat and manage surgical mesh implants in categories ranging from hernia repair to orthopedic and even neural implants.

We have secured three US patents with several more on the way for our unique implants, their novel designs, and related surgical methods. Our team is comprised of urology surgeons and commercialization experts who have received significant accolades for medical excellence and who have scaled numerous IP-centric products and portfolios to large valuations.  We are currently enlisting strategic and development partners to help secure robust financial sponsorship, grow the development team, establish complete pre-clinical studies, gain regulatory clearances, and drive a market roll-out.


What’s Next:
We aim to develop products that serve the significant unmet need of surgical mesh implants starting with innovative ways to address stress UI.  We are currently securing funding to help us design, iterate on, re-design and perfect a testable UI sling prototype.  More specifically --

► Design, iterate, adjust, re-design, and ultimately develop a testable prototype for an improved SUI mesh sling.  While our ground-breaking design of our inflatable bi-directional barbs is vital, we need to develop implementation-level innovations to enhance the performance of the sling, configure an optimal surgical protocol and guidelines for training surgeons and urologists on these implantable devices.

►Conduct in-depth study and experimentation with at least five (5) previously FDA approved biomaterials to ascertain attachment, etc.
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Advisors

Wade Bushman
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Wade Bushman

Employees

David Hetzel
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David Hetzel COO IP/tech licensing professional with 20+ years leading deal teams, tech licensing negotiations and building IP/tech companies.

Recommendations

This is a very dynamic young company that is developing exciting products for the medical market of implants. They explore a potential large but competive market. The team is experienced and very open for new ideas. The company has an excellent advisory board with a large netwerk.

SmartWeave is a young but very dynamic company in the field of medical (bio)materials. New technology is used to develop innovative meshes for surgical implant. The team leading the company is very competent active and wants to design and develop products that can help patients with invalidating conditions such as urinary incontinence.

I recommend Dave Hetzel and the team at SmartWeave for the F6 opportunity. SmartWeave is working to solve the problems associated with woven mesh products. SmartWeave is utilising cutting edge 3D technology and novel biomaterials to provide solutions for women with prolapse and incontinence.

I recommend Dave Hetzel and SmartWeave for the F6 opportunity based on their scientific and commercial commitment to developing novel modalities for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence.