The German federal ministry of education and research (BMBF) supports highly innovative companies in developing new technologies. Our project “intraoperative neuromonitoring for identification and monitoring of nerve tissue of the pelvic floor (NeuroNeB)” has been supported by the BMBF since May 2017, being acknowledged as one of the research projects with a notably high innovation content.
The methods for neuromonitoring of the pelvic nerves available today are not satisfying for us, that is why we are going to follow a completely new approach. In cooperation with the Medical Center – University of Freiburg (Germany), Medical University of Innsbruck (Austria) and the clinic of Ludwigsburg (Germany) we are working on new recording methods for a significantly more reliable identification of nerve tissue compared to those procedures used today.
Funding Code: 13GW0192
for identification and monitoring of nerve tissue of the pelvic floor (NeuroNeB)
The animal study on pigs performed at the University Hospital Freiburg showed very good, reproducible results. Nerve branches of the urinary bladder and/or rectum innervation could be successfully localized. Our measurement method, for which a patent application has already been filed, worked very well not only on the rectum but also on the empty urinary bladder. The time-consuming multiple filling of the bladder for bladder pressure measurement is thus unnecessary.
Follow the link and read the latest publication in the journal Scientific Reports:
R. Schuler, M. Goos, A. Langer, M. Meisinger, C. Marquardt, H. Fritsch, M. Konschake.