The next BIG thing in laryngeal surgery... is TINY!
SpheroFill LArynx is developing a one-of-a-kind injectable tissue filler, for use in the Larynx to treat age-related atrophy as well as vocal cord paralysis. By using a mixture of solid, hollow, and porous-wall hollow glass microspheres, combined with biocompatible and bioactive matrices, this novel tissue filler project is expected to have significant advantages over existing technologies.
From nuclear tech to the healing arts
Tiny bubbles. These microscopic structures at the heart of our implant material were originally developed for nuclear-related purposes at the Savannah River National Laboratory. Less than 1/3 the diameter of a human hair, the ceramic spheres have a shell thickness measured in nanometers (one millionth of a millimeter). Continue reading and learn all there is to know about the smart tech that is the foundation of SpheroFill.
Solid Glass Microspheres, Hollow Glass Microspheres and Porous Wall Hollow Glass Microspheres, less than the diameter of a human hair, can be used for a variety of applications, including a new long-lasting, free-flowing and inert soft tissue filler for the Larynx.
Glass microspheres have been around for decades. The innovative solution is taking those microspheres and putting them to work in the human body
A close-up view of the unique interconnected wall nano-porosity in the range of 100- 1,000 Angstroms (an Angstrom is one-tenth of a nanometer) …… this nano-porosity can be used to fill the microspheres with various cargos of interest including gases, liquids and solids