One of the most frequently performed operations in visceral surgery is the removal of pathogenic bowel segments. Indications for such operations can be benign and malignant diseases such as tumors. 

In order to restore the patency of the digestive tract after the removal of an intestinal segment, the ends of the intestine must be rejoined. This procedure is called anastomosis. In addition to conventional suture and stapling techniques, implants can also be used to create a liquid- and gas-tight anastomosis, i.e. reconnection of the intestine.

The aim of the project is the development of an ubiquitously applicable, transluminal, size-scalable anastomosis system, which allows the microinvasive realization of anastomoses in large parts of the gastrointestinal tract and thereby avoids the disadvantages of current anastomosis methods.

The CONNECT project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (Grant no.: 386233407)

Jana Steger, M.Sc.​​​​​​​