Fibre-based implant for treating life-threatening brain aneurysms

occlutex1A fibre-based implant that reduces the risks associated with the treatment of brain aneurysms – pathological dilations of the cerebral arteries – is being developed by the RWTH Aachen University Clinic in Germany.

It is currently estimated that 2–5% of the world’s population has an unruptured cerebral aneurysm, with 9–15 per 100,000 people suffering from a ruptured brain aneurysm every year.

For the full story, see the June 2021 edition of Medical Textiles.