Our technology prevents iatrogenic premature prelabour of fetal membranes following fetoscopic interventions by sealing the defect created by the insertion of the fetoscopes inside the amniotic cavity.
Our device utilizes the catheter used during fetoscopy as entry site to insert and apply the patch after the intervention is concluded. There is therefore no need of an additional puncture to secure the membrane.
Our device is placed in less than 2 minutes and does not significantly increase the time of surgery.
Professor Nicole Ochsenbein-KölbleFetal surgeons at the University Hospital of ZürichMembrane rupture represents a huge burden to further development and a solution to prevent membrane rupture would have a tremendous impact in the field. We believe KOVE to have a very solid basis for a near future clinical application and sincerely believe in it.