Biomedical Bonding’s DendroPrime is a coating that prevents soft tissue ingrowth to commercial implants inserted close to tendons and joints, improving mobility after hand surgery. Recent tests confirmed DendroPrime’s excellent biological safety properties, including skin irritation and cytotoxicity results.
DendroPrime is an innovative coating product that prevents clinically used medical implants from soft tissue ingrowth upon surgical insertion. In Sweden, up to 40% of all finger fractures need to be re-operated due to complications from tissue adhesions when ordinary metal plates and screws are used. Tissue ingrowth strongly decreases mobility and function at the fracture site, leading to patient suffering and increased societal burden.
DendroPrime has been pre-clinically verified to display an anti-adhesion feature that eliminates tissue scarring as well as soft tissue and tendon ingrowth. Due to its bone-like properties DendroPrime also act as an implant “cloaking” product, decreasing patient awareness of alien metal plates and screws. Surgeons have confirmed it to be a unique and attractive solution, adding value to traditionally used orthopedic implants in conjugation to tendons and joints.
“The confirmation of DendroPrime's excellent biological safety properties is an important step on our road to commercialization. Our product has the potential to become a gamechanger minimizing the high numbers of post-surgical complications and re-operation after finger fractions”, says Founder and CEO, Prof. Michael Malkoch.
Source: Biomedical Bonding