vendredi 11 septembre 2009

Start-up BioProtect spins off orthopedics unit

[...] BioSpace has developed a new technology, called SpaceGuard, which separates tissue using a balloon made of biodegradable material. The product creates a space between a tumor and the nearby healthy tissue. The first application of the product is for prostate cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. Separating the tumor from healthy tissue makes possible a higher radiation dose in a shorter period, while minimizing the radiation level to the surrounding healthy tissue, since they are further away.

The SpaceGuard balloon is also used in orthopedics, as an implant in the shoulder of patients with massive tears in the muscle and tendon. The implant acts as an artificial bursa, minimizing friction between the bones and the surrounding soft tissue and stops the acute reaction associated with the massive tears. BioProtect has successfully completed a trial of the implant in 24 patients in Slovenia, and has begun a trial in Israel. BioProtect co-founder and OrthoSpace CEO Shaul Shohat said, "The shoulder trial results demonstrated the multiple uses of the technology."
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