The name ARMS Medical is derived from the military. Originally launched in 2006 as Airborne Ranger Medical Services, the company delivered medical equipment and supplies to private contractors for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. ARMS also provided medical and security assistance during two natural disasters: Hurricane Ike in 2008, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
When the Middle East conflict wound down in 2010, the company shifted its focus to uro-gynecology. After working closely with a Harvard trained surgeon, Dionysios Veronikis, M.D., ARMS Medical founder Robert Greer learned first-hand about the frequent problem with transvaginal pelvic mesh and slings. Patients would travel from all over the world to have their mesh complications corrected by the skilled hands of Dr. Veronikis. Over the years, Greer observed more than 400 surgical procedures performed by Dr. Veronikis.
At the time, the healthcare sector lacked a good solution for tissue repair associated with pelvic organ prolapse. The tissue products on the market were overly processed with harsh chemicals, difficult to implant, produced an inflammatory response or were absorbed too quickly to be effective.
With a goal of making pelvic floor surgery safer and more effective, Greer actively sought out a biologic with regenerative properties. He identified DermaPure®, a high-quality decellularized donor tissue, virtually free of DNA along with intact vascular channels. These properties help promote regeneration following surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and vaginal mesh removal. Greer also selected best-in-class surgical tools to help surgeons optimize these procedures.
Today, preliminary data from pelvic floor procedures using DermaPure® are highly encouraging, and an increasing number of nationally known and respected surgeons have adopted DermaPure® as their biologic of choice.
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