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    Arrow  backAdvaMed Medtech Innovators SafeHeal Colovac

SafeHeal Medical (Paris) has a remarkable innovation of their own, known as the Colovac. Colvac was designed to protect patients from digestive anastomosis by reducing anastomotic complications. The device aims to help enable patients to resume normal life after colorectal surgery without the need for an artificial anus or ostomy pouch.

Colovac is essentially a flexible bypass sheath that protects the anastomosis, isolating it from feces. The technology was designed to be anchored above the anastomosis using a seamless, minimally invasive vacuum-based mechanism. Once the anastomosis is healed, the Colovac device can be retrieved manually without the need for surgery. The device could have a significant impact, as it could prevent the need for surgical operations, reduce anastomosis complications, and eventually become the gold standard for anastomosis protection devices. 

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