Since it was set up 150 years ago, Carl Reiner has dedicated itself to the construction and development of state-of-the-art surgical instruments and equipment. Carl Reiner recently took the plunge into the global market with the first microprocessor-controlled unit for jet ventilation. The special feature of this innovative procedure is that it enables patients to be ventilated without a separate air tube.
A broken bone is always an unpleasant experience. Understandably enough, therefore, after successful bone healing one would be glad to simply forget about surgical procedures and orthopaedic implants once and for all. BRI.Tech enables patients to do so by making a second operation unnecessary: the biodegradable implants they develop do not need to be removed later on. The whole secret lies in using elements which are naturally present in the human body and will in due course dissolve without further intervention.
The Linz-based company NP Life Science Technologies is developing and manufacturing neural-like implants that support the body in regenerating traumatised peripheral nerves. The novel implant developed by the startup replicates the acellular structure of a nerve by many small, parallely aligned channels. Hence, the growth of regenerating nervous cells between the nervous ends is instantly guided and regeneration is accelerated. The polymer’s particular chemical properties facilitate the adaptation of the mechanical properties to the requirements of the nervous tissue and the covalent bonding of growth-stimulating substances. The degradation products are non-toxic, neutral substances that are removed via metabolic processes.