Repairing the bile duct with bacterial nanocellulose -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Repairing the bile duct with bacterial nanocellulose

Interview with Dr. Falk Rauchfuß, Department Head of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Jena University Hospital

The closure apparatus between the gallbladder and small intestine is frequently injured during gallbladder surgeries. So far, however, there has been no surgical option to bridge tissue defects. Now, a novel implant made of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) could change this. Its nanofiber network makes it extremely robust so that it is able to take on a supporting function.


Photo: Falk Rauchfuß

Dr. Falk Rauchfuß; © UKJ

Photo: white implant lying in a petri dish

© Andreas Heckel

Photo: white implant lying next to a German one cent piece

© Andreas Heckel

Foto: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann