Transforming the biocompatibility of tissue implants
Tens of millions of people live today with one or more surgical implant. Every time a patient receives a surgical implant, the immune system initiates a foreign body reaction. The implant becomes covered by a thick layer of fibrotic tissue, which hardens and contracts over time in an attempt of isolating, killing and expelling the foreign body.
Hylomorph aims at minimizing post-surgical complications in medical implants, thus improving patients' quality-of-life and reducing associated healthcare costs.