Project: New functionalized medical devices for surgical interventions in the pelvic cavity

Acronym MedIn (Reference Number: MNET17/NMCS-1204)
Duration 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019
Project Topic The incidence of cancer of all kinds is growing all over the world, and thereby the number of surgical interventions in the field of oncological surgery records a continuous growth year after year. In some cases, the complete resection of one or more organic structures (rectum, uterus, ovaries, and bladder) from the pelvis is required. These surgical interventions, called pelvic exenteration or evisceration, are associated with a high post-operative morbidity and mortality. One of the complications is related to occlusions and fistulas, when the intestinal loops adhere to the perineal plain. The pelvic prosthesis developed in MedIn project will be designed to fill the empty excavation, support the intestinal loops and prevent any inflammatory phenomena caused by the adherence of perineal tissue. Other complications which may occur after pelvic exenterations refer to overall infectious, hemorrhagic complications, surgical infections. In general, wound infection associated with pelvic exenterations is reported to be as high as 40%. This remained and unmet need will be covered through the innovative oxygenated wound dressing that will be developed within the scope of this project.
Call Manunet Call 2017

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry Partner Romania
2 LTHD Corporation SRL Partner Romania
3 Oxy Solutions AS Partner Norway
4 Paper and Fibre Research Institute AS Coordinator Norway
5 Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie "Carol Davila" Bucuresti Partner Romania