Shark Anastomosis Connector

Shorten and safer surgical vessel sutures


BACKGROUND

Vascular anastomosis still requires non-absorbable thread and overlock for sutures. Although this approach is broadly used, it is time consuming, surgeon-dependent and flawed with risks of stenosis or leaks. According to the latest estimations of the HAS, a novel device for large vessel anastomosis could be used for 10.000 interventions per year in France (≈1 million in the world)

HOW IT WORKS

The technology created by 2 vascular surgeons is a liquid-tight connector for easy and rapid sutures in various cases such as term ino-terminal or side-to-end anastomosis. This device fits vessels/ vessels as well as vessels/vascular prosthesis connections without damaging vessel walls or inducing stenosis.

KEY BENEFITS vs. STATE OF THE ART

Compare to sutures, this device is:

  • Reliable and reproducible
  • Fast to implant: reduces surgical and anesthesia time
  • Easy to use
  • Leak-free
  • Help endothelial cells colonization
  • Trap the vessel wall without crushing it

Images 3D de Shark

DEVELOPMENT STATUS

Working Prototype

APPLICATIONS

Vascular surgery:

  • Arteriovenous anastomosis
  • Large vessel bypass in knee-pelvis and chest-abdomen areas
  • Peripheral arterial reconstruction
  • Extra-anatomical reconstruction

 

 

En savoir plus sur cette technologie

Axes & sous-axes :
Dispositif médical & diagnostic, Santé & technologies du vivant

Etat Propriété Intellectuelle :
Brevet

Partenariats :
Licence et/ou collaboration R&D (co-financement possible).

Propriétaires :
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice

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