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Event Summary: BizNGO 11th Annual Conference and the Chemical Footprint Project workshop

December 6-8, 2016, San Francisco, CA. Carol Summers, NewGen Surgical Marketing Manager, is helping the design team create a Chemical Policy and a “Never Use List” as a tool in our Smart Sustainable Design™ strategy. This strategy guides decisions and design criteria – products in development, materials, manufacturing, packaging, performance and disposal. BizNGO hosted their […]

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North Bay Business Journal – San Rafael’s NewGen Surgical creates plant-based surgical stapler

With the creation of what is believed to be the first plant-based medical device, a San Rafael-based company is hoping to reduce the amount of trash that comes out of operating rooms, and help to bring the health care industry in line with environmental sustainability. NewGen Surgical Inc. (, a developer and manufacturer of sustainable […]

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Dupont’s Tyvek® Rx: June 2015 – NewGen Surgical Focuses on Sustainable Solutions for the OR

Each year, tens of millions of disposable surgical skin staplers—made of non-renewable materials—are used in operating rooms (ORs) around the world. These devices represent a significant environmental impact and illustrate the challenge hospitals face as they focus on sustainability initiatives. Now, there is a sustainable alternative for this medical device, thanks to NewGen Surgical, Inc., […]

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Just released: Circular Economy Awards Yearbook 2015

NewGen Surgical is so honored to be one of the highly commended companies – joining an amazing group of visionaries, companies and even cities that were honored for their work within and to promote the circular economy. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to […]

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Plastics’ threats to oceans gets attention from Reps. Honda, Farr The Think Beyond Plastic Innovation Forum featured many companies and products, including Newgen Surgical. Founder Rob Chase was on a luncheon panel, and is interviewed about medical waste and our mission to redesign single-use disposable products and medical devices.

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First Business Accelerator For Solutions To Plastic Pollution Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the third annual Plasticity Forum at NYC’s Tribeca Rooftop which aims to share the wealth of knowledge from the leading edge of those who are facilitating a world where plastic is used, but without the footprint…..

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