A Czech Invention Strikes Global Markets

7-8 2008 Ostatní česky
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ELLA-CS has introduced a breakthrough patent

(Hradec Králové) ELLA-CS, s.r.o., a Czech based medical device manufacturer, has attracted an extraordinary attention of many world’s leading medical experts by launching its unique product. It’s a biodegradable or self-absorbable esophageal stent, manufactured at company’s headquarters in Hradec Králové, fully under ELLA’s proprietary and patented technology.

Research and development of this breakthrough medical device has been also partly supported by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade. First human implants of ELLA’s biodegradable esophageal stent and subsequent introduction of this product into routine clinical practice have been implemented by surgeons from the 3rd Clinic of Surgery, University Hospital Motol, Prague. At the end of 2007 the biodegradable esophageal stent obtained CE mark by meeting all essential safety requirements of conformity assessment with the rights to market and sell this product on the European Union market.

ELLA’s biodegradable esophageal stent was launched on Czech, European and continuously on selected world‘s markets in January 2008. CEO of Healthy Concepts, s.r.o., a marketing and PR company representing a manufacturer, Dr. Jan Knap confirms that ELLA‘s proprietary biodegradable esophageal stent is indicated to treat specific esophageal disorders, for example benign esophageal stenosis and achalazia resistant to standard therapy, when patient’s esophagus is stenosed and patient cannot eat physiologically. The stent is formed of a biodegradable polymer called poly-dioxanon. The uniqueness of this material is characterized by its ability to dissolve and absorb into esophageal tissue within 2 to 3 months after procedure. A minimally invasive technique is used to implant this device. The stent is loaded inside a lowprofile introducer and safely released, once precisely positioned. After releasing, the biodegradable esophageal stent selfexpands and keeps the pre-formed diameter of 25mm. The stent could be of some help in cases of brachytherapy used to treat adjacent organs close to esophagus, when the esophageal tissue might be stenosed or damaged by collateral irradiation. Company’s team keeps focusing its research and development of ELLA’s next generation biodegradable stent by targeting also other parts of gastrointestinal tract, e.g. billiary ducts and colon.

ELLA’s strategic objections and expectations by launching this milestone device globally are very clear: to increase sales and strengthen company‘s position on domestic, European but mainly on targeted world’s markets. Feedback and positive leads especially from the USA and Japan to ELLA’s biodegradable esophageal stent show a very significant acceptance and interest to its new patented technology. Company currently exports about 80% of its total manufacturing capacity to 25 countries around the world.

ELLA-CS, s.r.o., a Czech medical device manufacturer employs in research, development and manufacturing more than 100 highly qualified employees. ELLA’s top quality medical devices are intended to treat very serious gastrointestinal and vascular diseases according to the latest medical trends. Medical devices manufactured by ELLACS, s.r.o. deliver efficient and safe results to treat patients, extend lives and improve quality of life. Company has been manufacturing top quality medical devices for more than 18 years. This segment is considered to be one of the businesses to create the highest added value, attract very high respect and provide long-term career opportunities. (www.ellacs.eu)

MUDr. Jan Knap,
Healthy Concepts, spol. s r.o.

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