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Brain Technology Institute


As of January 1st 2013 Elana bv has become part of the newly founded Brain Technology Institute (BTI). The founding partners of this non-profit Institute are the UMC Utrecht, University Hospital Zürich and University Health Network Toronto. We are looking forward to welcoming more partners this coming year. The mission of the BTI is the improvement of quality of life for people with neurovascular diseases by maintaining a leading edge in bypass research and through the development and making available of unique therapies for patients in selected excellence centers. Elana will continue the manufacturing of the Elana Surgical Kit. Together with the BTI it will develop new minimal invasive technologies for neurosurgeons and be engaged in education in this field.



The only proven non-occlusive bypass technique in Neurosurgery


ELANA Bypass: an animation

Elana bv develops and manufactures medical devices for bypass surgery. The 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.

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ELANA: 2005 – 2012, 7 years of life saving surgery

This video shows the highlights of our company, including extracts of ABC News and Fox News, front page and photo’s of the New York Times, and new developments.



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The Elana Surgical Kit is CE certified since October 2005 healthcanada



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Elana receives Co-funding by EUREKA and the European Community

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Beautiful Blog (in Dutch) by Marloes Groos on her ELANA bypass surgery


Media coverage on first Elana-case in Zürich by Prof Regli
         Press Release UniversitätsSpital Zürich  Puls TV Segment
Elana taken over by BTI

FDA Approves ELANA Surgical KitHUD for Use in Maintaining Blood Flow during Brain Surgery
       Dutch press release FDA 

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