Climate Change & NewGen Surgical Impacts – A Perspective

The healthcare supply chain is built on plastics, designed for single use and disposal. Plastics are made of oil, and the use of plastics in healthcare supports fossil fuel dependence, contributing to climate change. To promote public health and curb pollution, the healthcare industry must improve the supply chain, with better material inputs and healthier […]

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Environmental Impact of our Health Care System on Public Health

Blog by Ann Blake PhD, Environmental Advisor, NewGen Surgical. An article highlighting the environmental impact of our health care system on public health recently crossed my desk. My work as an environmental and public health consultant focuses on understanding the environmental impact of products and systems across many economic sectors. I took particular notice of […]

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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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