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External Carotid - Internal Carotid Bypass

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In a partnership with W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (representing another successful bio-industrial collaboration), ASTEC has begun research to incorporate Gore-Tex medical materials into new artificial tissue models. The first successful application was an external carotid to internal carotid bypass model featuring Gore-Tex vascular grafts, dura patches, and sutures. This bypass, a technically challenging procedure, is performed under the microscope to permit arterial blood to be bypassed from a vessel in the skull to a major artery feeding the brain. It is useful for patients experiencing symptoms of a potential stroke related to inadequate blood flow through the internal carotid artery

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