The unravelling stent has been tested in an animal study conducted at St Olavs Hospital Trondheim, Norway, and no significant scar tissue formation was identified.
This year, Unravelling Stent will be presented at a textile innovation seminar during the Almedal Week (Almedalsveckan). The seminar is arranged by West Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Borås City and the University of Borås, to show the Swedish export opportunities within the smart textiles area.
During the on-going pre-clinical trial, contrast angiography was performed to investigate the blood flow through the iliac arteries, where a traditional stent had been implanted on one side and the unravelling stent had been implanted on the other side but removed two weeks earlier.
During a visit at Textile Fashion Center in Borås, EU Parliament candidate Lars Adaktusson (kd) was introduced to the products of GraftCraft by CEO Erney Mattsson.