An Innovative Approach to Vascular Drug Delivery – Cylerus

Feb 15, 2019 | health and medicine

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Prosthetic vascular grafts for dialysis access have a limited lifespan and usefulness due to inflammation, infection and especially blood vessel narrowing at the site of graft implantation. Consequently, patients need repeated surgeries to revise or replace the vascular conduits, which is an expensive and difficult procedure. Cylerus is an innovative company dedicated to developing new methods of drug delivery to prosthetic vascular grafts that has developed a novel medical device called the Drug-Eluting Cuff (DEC). The DEC significantly increases the lifetime of these critical access sites while decreasing costs and the harmful consequences to patients of repeated interventions to maintain graft function (patency) to support life-sustaining hemodialysis.


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