BIOFACE Project wins RHU for Oncology Facial Reconstruction
As part of France 2030, the BIOFACE project, led by Professor Agnès Dupret-Bories in Toulouse, is the winner of the Health 2023 call for projects for university hospital research (RHU). BIOFACE has been awarded funding of up to €4.395m (wave 6). This project proposes a major transformation of surgical procedures for facial reconstruction in oncology, through the use of protect|ION, a handheld technology for the application of antimicrobial membranes, and its future iterations.
patients are affected each year in France.
The involvement of protect|ION technology in the BIOFACE project
protect|ION stems from SPARTHA Medical, it is an innovative handheld medical device at the forefront of infection prevention. Developed in response to urgent health and public health challenges, including hospital-acquired infections, wound healing complications and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, protect|ION is set to play a significant role in the BIOFACE project.
This advanced technology promises to fundamentally improve surgical procedures, including facial reconstruction in oncology, marking a significant advance in healthcare.