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The AnastomoSEAL Project

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

The AnastomoSEAL Consortium was formed in 2012 to address one of the most serious problems facing patients recovering from colorectal surgery to remove a cancerous mass: anastomotic leakage (AL).  AL may occur in up to 21% of patients, and is a serious condition which can lead to increased patient morbidity.

The AnastomoSEAL Consortium is working to develop a new product to prevent AL.  AnastomoSEAL is a biocompatible, resorbable sealant patch which is applied around the site of anastomosis, and promotes healing of the site as well as acting as a physical barrier to help prevent leakage.

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