”New technology to reach organs which is hard to access raises hope for a variety of diseases”

Publicerad 14 april, 2020

Professor Staffan Holmin (Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet and Department of Neuroradiology at Karolinska University Hospital) conducts research on microcatheter technology in combination with imaging techniques which could help to diagnose and treat a range of different diseases. Together with partners from both academia and industry, Staffan Holmin has developed a method where a catheter can not only be brought through the desired blood vessel, almost anywhere in the body, but also take samples or deliver drugs. The extremely small dimensions of the catheter allow it to reach parts of the body that were previously difficult to access. A patent applic has been submitted with support from KI Innovations AB and Vinnova.