Intestinal Anastomosis Complication clinical trials at UCSF
1 in progress, 1 open to new patients
open to eligible people ages 18–60
Anastomosis of intestine or other viscera currently requires open or laparoscopic surgery and is often the most difficult, time-consuming, and expensive part of many operations. We have developed a device ("Magnamosis") that may create compression anastomoses more easily, quickly, and less expensively than sutures or staples. The Magnamosis device consists of two 23-mm diameter, convex-concave, radially symmetric ring magnets encased in polycarbonate. One magnet is placed in the lumen of each viscus to be joined, the magnets self-align, and a compression anastomosis is achieved by tissue remodeling. We have completed extensive pre-clinical studies in animals and have shown that Magnamosis can be used to accomplish gastrojejunostomy, jejunojejunostomy, duodenal-colostomy, and colo-colostomy safely and effectively using available endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery techniques. We are now conducting a small first-in-human study to obtain clinical data in support of the safety and early feasibility of the Magnamosis device.
San Francisco, California and other locations