ETH Zurich Foundation, Lumendo


Mark Bispinghoff

Light-​active medical fillers

Lumendo has developed the next generation of injectable, surgical fillers. These can be used to form implants in any cavity inside the body – for example in teeth and in bones, and even in the brain. The liquid material is brought into the body through a catheter together with glass fiber. By this, even brain aneurysms can be reached through an artery, thus avoiding an open skull surgery. As soon as the liquid solution is placed in the right position, the light source can be activated. The light reaches the material through the glass fiber and makes it harden. This allows for minimally invasive procedures, while giving the surgeon excellent control over the procedure.

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