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TOMSK, Apr 6 – RIA Tomsk. Scientists of Tomsk State University (TSU) together with their colleagues created an anti-adhesion
material that is superior in efficiency to foreign analogues, but at
the same time is 10 times cheaper; the development will help doctors
solve the problem of adhesions in patients after surgery, the
university's website said on Tuesday.
It is specified that
in addition to TSU, scientists of the Institute for Problems of
Chemical and Energetic Technologies of the Siberian Branch of the
Russian Academy of Sciences (IPCET SB RAS, Biysk) and Siberian State
Medical University (SSMU) are participating in the project. In March
2021, chemists received a patent for a new material.
films, created by Siberian scientists, not only solve the problem of
adhesions, but also reduce the risk of developing inflammation in the
postoperative period. Currently, the intellectual property rights are
transferred to the industrial partner of the project – Engineering
Chemical Technological Center (ECTC), which will be engaged in the
commercialization of the product," says the message.
explained that adhesive disease is a complication that occurs after
intracavitary operations. The adhesion of tissues can lead to the death
of the patient. The only way to effectively combat adhesive disease is
to prevent it. The USA and Europe are the leaders in the production of
anti-adhesive agents. The price of an imported anti-adhesive film
measuring 13x15 centimeters is about $115. The cost of the material
created by Siberian scientists will be less than $10 per film
of TSU and IPCET SB RAS have developed an anti-adhesion material based
on domestic reagents from renewable natural raw materials – cellulose
derivatives. The effectiveness of the material was tested by the
employees of Siberian State Medical University in experiments on rats,"
the TSU website reported.
It is added that the rodents,
which were supplied with the film, were completely excluded from
adhesion disease, while the rats without the film developed such
complication in 80% of cases. It was also found that the biodegradation
period of the films is five days, the new material is non-toxic and has
an anti-inflammatory effect.