Ankit Chaturvedi receives PhD following successful defence of Doctoral Thesis "Alginate Gel in Adhesion Prevention – An Experimental Study"

We are proud to announce that Ankit Chaturvedi, former EMCM employee, obtained his PhD on the 14th of November 2016 at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. The title of his Doctoral Thesis was: “Alginate Gel in Adhesion Prevention – An Experimental Study”. Ankit performed research on Rebasol, which is an alginate-based anti-adhesion gel in development at EMCM.

Rebasol can be used to prevent intra-abdominal adhesion formation and reformation as a result from surgical trauma. Application is very easy and safe because the viscous gel spreads and adheres to the wound site due to Rebasol’s muco-adhesive properties. Unlike most other anti-adhesion products on the market, Rebasol therefore doesn’t need to be sutured and thus can also be used during minimal invasive surgery. Once applied the alginate gel maintains a physiological moist microenvironment and facilitates wound healing, while at the same time preventing intra-abdominal adhesion formation and reformation. Rebasol holds great promise in biomedical applications and therefore EMCM and the Radboud University of Nijmegen will continue working on bringing Rebasol to the market in order to help patients worldwide.

The research was performed in co-operation with EMCM and the Radboud University of Nijmegen and has received funding from the European Community’s Services Framework Programme, MultiTerm.