The BioProtect Balloon Implant is indicated for prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The biodegradable balloon fixates the prostate while separating it from the rectum, allowing physicians to radiate prostate tumors while sparing healthy rectal tissue.

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  • BioProtect Balloon Implant

    BioProtect Balloon Implant

    With the balloon implant, safe dose escalation and hypofractionation are finally possible, dramatically decreasing the chances of patient G2 rectal toxicity and improving biochemical tumor control.

    • Safe distance for dose escalation

    A safe 1.8 cm distance between prostate and rectum is created enabling dose escalation and hypofractionation. This dramatically reduces the risk for radiation-related complications.

    • Visible under CT, Ultrasound and MRI

    Balloon boundaries are highly visible under any imaging modality.

    • Reproducible separation

    A confined structure with a defined volume enables reproducible separation.

    • Simple deployment

    Simple transperineal deployment is possible under local or general anesthesia.

    • Biodegradable

    No need to remove the balloon surgically as it biodegrades within six months from implantation.

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