LifeSprout - Less Painful Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Cancer Patients
Added Nov 9, 2016 | Rate View top rated
Currently, for patients like breast cancer survivors who have had mastectomies, state-of-the-art reconstruction requires taking soft tissue from another part of the body, causing a lot of pain and suffering. LifeSprout - a startup formed by Johns Hopkins University engineers, scientists and clinicians - has developed a soft tissue replacement alternative that will benefit cancer and trauma patients and others cosmetically. A composite of hydrogel and suture-like, biodegradable nanofibers, the injectable product is cell-permeable, holding the volume of the space until new tissue grows in. The product then dissolves.
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