About Us


NewGen Surgical was started in 2012 with a vision that we could design quality single-use medical devices with sustainable materials.

With a growing concern about climate change and environmental pollution, we made it our mission — and our business — to redesign single-use plastic medical devices. After years of working with nurses, O.R. staff and physicians in the operating room we could see this concern was one we all shared. We asked ourselves if these single-use disposable plastic products could be made with sustainable materials and deliver excellent clinical performance. And if sustainable materials could not be used and achieve clinical performance and efficacy, could the product be reimagined using a circular economy model?

Our Mission

Our mission is to help our customers deliver quality and cost effective care while at the same time preserving and protecting the foundation of all health – a healthy environment. We do this by offering products that are more sustainable and that will reduce energy, non-renewable resource use and plastic pollution. Our goal is to reduce or eliminate single-use disposable plastic products in the O.R. – by replacing them with products made with sustainable materials.


We’re committed to redesigning single-use plastic medical devices and surgical products that will:


  • Eliminate chemicals of concern and toxicity
  • Reduce energy and use of nonrenewable resources
  • Reduce the amount of plastic produced, used and discarded
  • Reduce and/or eliminate waste going to landfill or incineration
  • Reduce costs for the hospital

Smart Sustainable Design™


Our development process begins with a thorough understanding of the clinical performance doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals expect from a medical device. By rethinking, redesigning and reimagining a surgical product used every day in the operating room, we can use sustainable material to reduce or eliminate plastic waste – and still deliver clinical performance at a price that brings value to our customers.

Our first product – the NGS35W Skin Stapler – is a good example of our design process. We spent over two years designing around sustainable materials, with a focus on clinical performance and supply chain consideration, to deliver economic value to our customers and a significant reduction in plastic waste.

“Much like the healthcare industry’s emphasis treating root cause by focusing on wellness and prevention for people, NewGen Surgical is doing the same. By examining and redesigning products with more sustainable materials on the front end, we achieve a source reduction of plastic used and a reduction of end-of-life plastic pollution in the environment,” said Rob Chase, Founder and President.


Awards and Recognition

In our mission to provide sustainably designed medical devices and surgical products to reduce the amount of plastic waste from the O.R., NewGen Surgical has been recognized and honored for disruptive innovation and environmental stewardship.

2017 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open

NewGen Surgical was honored as a finalist in the 6th annual Sustainable Brands Innovation Open competition. The Innovation Open provides an opportunity for next generation brands to showcase their innovative solutions to today’s pressing challenges, as well as connect and collaborate with multi-national brands, accelerators and thought leaders in sustainability. The competition aims to recognize innovative tools and solutions that are driving environmental, social and economic impact.

2015 North Bay Innovation Summit

NewGen Surgical won the Health Care / Medical Tech 2015 category at the seventh annual North Bay Innovation Summit. Hosted by SoCo Nexus and North Bay iHub, the Summit featured four industry categories with 12 start-ups and early stage businesses pitching live to a panel of judges and the audience. The Health Care / Medical Tech category sponsor was Dow Charitable Giving Fund. The North Bay iHub was created in response to the State of California’s Innovation Hub program to stimulate economic growth through regional innovation.

2015 Circular Economy Awards

NewGen Surgical has been commended in the 2015 Circular Economy Awards by the judges of The Young Global Leaders Award, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, in the Circular Economy Entrepreneurs category for early stage organizations at the vanguard of the circular economy demonstrating innovation and market disruption. The circular economy is defined as an alternative economic model to traditional linear economy – decoupling growth from scarce resource use, thus allowing economic development within natural resource limits, allowing companies to innovate, enabling customers and users to adopt sustainable products and services.