The Guangzhou General Research Institute for Industrial Technology (GGRIIT) has forged an agreement with Ukrainianbased NASU Institute to bring ‘tissue welding on human’ technology to hospitals across China.
This unique technology was developed by E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) by a group of Ukrainianbased international team of specialists. Tests on animals were conducted from 1993 to 1998 on over 1,000 animals to perfect this innovative welding technique. It needs special-purpose software, bipolar welding tools (running on power supply), as well as devices/instruments on a special assembly. Commenting on the welding of live tissues, the Director of GGRIIT, Qiu Xianyang, says that when compared to the traditional coagulation method after surgery, this process can effectively reduce the risk of bacterial infection and the formation of scars as well as decreasing the operating time. The researchers at the institute are waiting for further clearance from health departments before clinical application can begin.
The head of the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Li Xinghua, says, “the welding technology can save patients the pain of removing stitches, and it is especially good for bowel surgeries, because it can reduce the risk of infection. So we are working hard to help our own research institutions to introduce it to Chinese hospitals.”
In the Ukraine, more than 50 hospitals and more than 65,000 operations have been successfully completed using tissue welding technology.
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