Dr. Costa, shares his experience with BioProtect’s biodegradable balloon spacers after treating over 100 patients with the technology to prevent radiotherapy side effects.

Clinicians discuss the safety of the balloon implantation procedure
I would say that the device provides capability to significantly reduce the dose to the rectum, which should provide an added margin of safety beyond what can be achieved by even the most sophisticated radiation delivery techniques.
Mitchell S. Anscher,
Professor and Chair Department of Radiation Oncology, VCU School of Medicine
Having investigated implantable prostate-rectum spacers during external beam radiotherapy for the past 4 years, I can safely say that that the BioProtect balloon Implant provides the largest space and is a safe and well tolerated procedure, even in high risk patients, for example those who have an active inflammatory bowel disease.
Ben Vanneste
M.D. Radiation Oncologist, MAASTRO Clinic, Maastricht NL
The balloon significantly reduces rectal radiation dose. The implantation procedure is safe and well tolerated by patients. We recommend using the system for the purpose of radiotherapy spacing.
Fernanda Herrera
M.D. PhD. Médecin associée Investigateur clinicien Service de radio-oncologie Département d'oncologie UNIL CHUV, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland
I experienced and implanted BioProtect’s biodegradable balloon device. The implantation procedure is easy to learn and to perform. Our implanted patients were very satisfied having no post-implant side-effects. From a radiation therapy treatment planning point of view there is a clear benefit in terms of enlarged distance between the dorsal part of the prostate and the ventral rectal wall.
Gyoergy Kovacs
M.D., Professor of Radiotherapy & Head Interdisciplinary Brachytherapy Unit University of Luebeck