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KVAL: MADS – Multiphase Abscess Drainage System

Alternative title: MADS - Et innovativt abscess dreneringssystem

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

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2022 - 2023

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Abscesses are a common medical condition in both human and veterinary medicine caused by bacterial infections, trauma or post operatively. The current treatment of abscesses is rinsing and drainage, but this process can take long time and many patients soon have a relapse. After years of experience in the area, the researcher Sverre Nesvåg and the physician Tore Tholfsen, both associated to the Stavanger University Hospital (SUS), have come up with a new type of catheter for abscess drainage. This catheter combines knowledge from medicine and oil & gas, and some of its features have been granted with a patent in 2021. Validé Technology Transfer Office (TTO) contributes to develop and commercialize this product.

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