BREAST PROSTHESIS WITH ACTIVE COVERAGE TO AVOID INFECTIONS

Desarrollado por: Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL)

Descripción

UNMET NEED:
Breast implant removal & secondary surgery because of prosthetic infection


PROPOSED SOLUTION:
Breast prosthesis with active biocompatible coverage with drug combination release


FEATURES:

  • New approach to avoid complications in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery

  • Coating for breast prosthesis to avoid infections

  • Prevention of Microbial adhesion and biofilm formation

Aplicaciones

This type of breast implant is mainly concentrated in the field of breast reconstruction in patients with a mastectomy, as the highest rate of infection and complications relates to these types of procedures.

Another potential field would be elective surgery in patients who want breast augmentation using prostheses, in order to reduce possible complications arising from the colonization of the breast prosthesis especially in the field of cosmetic surgery.

Estado de protección

Currently there have been identified the most common microorganisms responsible for these infections associated to breast prosthesis in patients.

For the development of the-active drug coverage will be designed different textures in the laboratory with varying degree of texturing, different combinations of antibiotics and / or antimicrobial agents combined with different materials at the prosthetic coverage.

IP status: patent on draft

Cooperación que se desea

Co-development or license agreement

Responsable: Área de Desarrollo de Negocio e Innovación

Oficina de Transferencia de Tecnología

Contacto (Tel./mail): 93 260 71 06 / Innovacio@idibell.cat

Estado:
En busca de codesarrolladores, En desarrollo
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