Table 2

Medical devices selected for case study

MDB Class

Device selected for study

Year first licensed


Class II

Suture capturing device

- first licensed in 1999

Class III

Mesh device for pelvic organ prolapse repair

- first licensed in 2005

Class IV

Implantable sacral nerve stimulator

- first licensed in 1999


Ross et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:14   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-11-14

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