Teijin develops biodegradable adhesion prevention gel

Teijin develops biodegradable adhesion prevention gel

8:54 AM, 20th September 2013
Teijin develops biodegradable adhesion prevention gel
Teijin’s adhesion prevention gel made with a plant-based biodegradable polymer.

TOKYO, JAPAN: Teijin Limited has developed an adhesion prevention gel made with a plant-based biodegradable polymer that is expected to be effectively applied to laparoscopic surgery. The company plans to commercialize the material by 2020.

Teijin’s newly developed gel-form polysaccharide polymer is derived from chemically modified cellulose. As a gel, it can easily be used in narrow fields or on body parts with complex shapes, and as a plant-based biodegradable polymer, it is simply absorbed by the body after a few days with no need for surgical removal. Teijin is concurrently developing instruments specially designed for use in laparoscopic surgery, with this gel positioned as an optimal companion product.

 

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