An Implant to Successfully Treat Lymphedema Patients
As cancer treatments get better at saving lives, a disabling side effect is gaining attention: Lymphedema is the chronic and painful swelling of one limb, due to the accumulation of liquid under the skin. No cure is available today, only massages, bandages or ineffective surgeries.
Lymphatica engineered LymphoDrain, an implant to replace the function of the damaged lymphatic vessels via a subcutaneous micropump/catheter-based drainage system, controlled by a wearable device.
This solution allows cancer survivors to recover from Lymphedema and drastically improve their quality of life.