EmboMedics: Thinking Organically about Embolization

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Current embolization techniques use tiny plastic or glass microspheres that remain in the body long after their function has been accomplished, leading in many cases to ongoing inflammation. EmboMedics is introducing microspheres made of organic materials that are completely resorbable, reducing complications and increasing the efficiency of drug delivery.

Embolization, or the deliberate occlusion of blood vessels, is commonly used as an intervention for internal bleeding, aneurysms, and to stunt the growth of tumors such as uterine fibroids or cancerous kidney or liver lesions by starving them of nutrients and oxygen.

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