Scientists at the Tomsk State University (
It is assumed that the threads created by the technology of Tomsk scientists will be smooth, elastic, flexible and biologically inert and, therefore, suitable for use by surgeons. Besides yarn will not cause further tissue damage and inflammation in patients. Threads are supplied in special sealed sterile package, therefore they do not need to be further processed before surgery. Special anti-microbial coating strands will create additional disinfecting effect.
Now Russian biodegradable filaments produced in small quantities and only multifilament. Their weave of a fiber, so they have an uneven surface. This leads to additional mikrotravmirovaniyu tissue during surgery. Furthermore, ingress content wound into the spaces between the fibers creates conditions for further infection.
Scientists TSU will produce yarns poligligolidlaktida domestically produced under strict quality control of raw materials. Technology for producing monomers — glycolide and lactide — for manufacturing yarns will also be developed under the project. Now lactide and glycolide in Russia on an industrial scale are not made, and glycolide can not even buy abroad: it is prepared for its purposes only manufacturers of medical devices.
TSU partners in the implementation of the project are "Novokhim", "POLYPLAST ENGINEERING", "Sibtermohim" and the Research Institute of Physical Chemistry named LY Karpov, Russian Chemical-Technological University named after DI Mendeleev Institute of Surgery named after AV Wisniewski, SSMU.