The only proven non-occlusive bypass technique in Neurosurgery
Elana bv develops and manufactures medical devices for bypass surgery. The below animation illustrates the ELANA Bypass, invented by the UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands. The Elana procedure is designed to make traditional bypass procedures safer and easier, and to enable minimally-invasive bypass surgery. The medical devices are marketed by our company and are available in the Elana Surgical Kit. This ELANA (Excimer Laser Assisted Non Occlusive Anastomosis) Surgical Kit is based on the invention of Prof. C. Tulleken and his research team of the department of neurosurgery in UMC Utrecht and was the result of their desire to help these patients who could previously not be treated. The past years over 450 lives have been saved with this Elana technique in Europe, the US and Canada and over 100 neurosurgeons have been trained to use this technique. The Elana Surgical Kit is the only technique available to make a bypass in the brain without temporary occlusion of the blood-flow. This can significantly diminish the risk of stroke.
ELANA: 2005 – Now, years of life saving surgery
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Brain Technology Institute
As of January 1st 2013 Elana bv has become part of Brain Technology Institute (BTI). Founding partners UMC Utrecht (NL), University Hospital Zurich (CH) and the Toronto University Health Network (CA) established the non-profit organisation BTI in 2013 because of a desire to have an Institute that focuses on centralizing the knowledge, research and development of new products and technologies in the field of rare neurosurgical diseases.
Elana will continue the manufacturing of the Elana Surgical Kit. Together with BTI it will also continue to research and develop new technologies for neurosurgeons and be engaged in education in this field.
Below film explains the activities of BTI.