Progress toward reengineering catheters to reduce infection

Can we eliminate exit site infections by redesigning catheters? Bioengineers are working on a way to create a biological seal that would keep germs out. A new device being tested uses a removable protective membrane that slowly grows out of the body, leaving a dry groove that reduces infections—at least in goats.

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