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Hydro gel breast implants developed in Kazakhstan

17 september 2014, 12:49
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Breast implants developed by Kazakhstani scientists will possibly find a market in South Korea, Tengrinews reports citing the professor of the Chemistry and Organic Technology Department at the Kazakh National University Grigory Mun.

The new technology for breast implants does not seems to have a market in Kazakhstan. Development of mammoplasty in Kazakhstan, according to Dr. Mun, is difficult, because the demand for breasts plastic surgery is relatively low. The scientists are considering selling the technology abroad. Dr. Mun named South Korea as the main market for the new hydro cellular breast implants. South Korean plastic surgeons expressed interest in the technology that had not been used for plastic surgery before.

The new breast implants are made of a hypoallergic, inert hydro gel that does not cause rejection.

The hydro gel has been successfully used in urology in Kazakhstan and helped cure around 50 children from vesicoureteric reflux (VUR).

Dr. Mun believes the hydro gel implants will soon replace traditional silicon implants.

In addition to implants, the scientist aims to use hydro gel to develop medical bandages for injuries and burns. The gel will be supplemented with silver nanoparticles, anesthetics and herbal medicinal products.

Dr. Mun stated that they won a competition to start the commercial production within a year.

Reporting by Dmitry Khegai, writing by Gyuzel Kamalova


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