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Every year, around one million people are diagnosed with colon cancer. The majority of the patients are treated with surgery, in which 20–30 centimetres of the colon is removed and a temporary stoma bag is attached to the stomach to prevent infection. However, with a new invention from surgeons Henrik Thorlacius and Anders Grönberg, patients can avoid the stoma, extra operation and unnecessary suffering.

With the new technology, which can be compared to a garden hose connector, elastic silicon and plastic rings are used to lengthen the colon. This significantly reduces the risk of leakage and means that the patient avoids having a stoma and an extra operation. 

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Develops a new generation of surgical instruments, used throughout cancer surgery in the colon and rectum. 

Founded by Henrik Thorlacius and Anders Grönberg.
Portfolio company 2006.


Portfolio Manager LU Holding:

christine [dot] widstrand [at] innovation [dot] lu [dot] se (Christine Widstrand), phone +46 70 928 63 78