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Patch after intestinal surgery

Dear Sir or Madam,

If parts of the intestine must be reconnected after surgery, patches made from biocompatible material are used to close the wound. But these can become leaky and cause a dangerous seepage of intestinal contents into the abdomen. A new hydrogel patch that is in development at ETH Zurich could change this. See more about this in our video.

Enjoy watching,

Timo Roth
Editorial team

PS: The editorial team of wishes you a happy and peaceful holiday season! We are looking forward to bringing you news and stories from the world of medical technology in 2022 again!


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The objective of the cryoanalytics laboratory at the TU Ilmenau is to develop a deeper "understanding" of materials by freezing physical processes to subsequently develop the next generation of hardware. Professor Martin Ziegler and his team are studying new methods to support digitization for the upcoming decades. Check out how in this interview!
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Our editorial team has visited COMPAMED for you this year again. See our pictures and videos here!
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Intestinal plasters - Biocompatible hydrogel technology prevents leakage


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In future, a new patch could be used after intestinal surgery to prevent leakage into the abdominal cavity. In this video interview, Dr. Alexandre Anthis from ETH Zurich explains the advantages of the hydrogel patch, both from a medical and an economic point of view.
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COMPAMED 2021 may finally take place again this year with a hygiene concept! Many innovations are waiting for the visitors, on site and online. In the special we provide you with a small insight into currently exciting topics and give you tips for events.
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