Product Overview

* Degradable Starch Microspheres

Advantages of DSM-TACE

  • Good tolerability [1]
  • Optimum degradation time [2]
  • Excellent necrosis rates [3]
  • Can be combined with other treatment methods [4]
  • Repeatable TACE [5]
  • No particle loading: not limited in the choice of active ingredient for DSM-TACE



Product information and mechanism of action

[1] Niessen et al. (2014): Degradable starch microspheres versus ethiodol and doxorubicin in transarterial chemoembolization of
hepatocellular carcinoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol 25(2), 240–247; (concerns EmboCept)
[2] Wiggermann et al. (2012): Degradable starch microspheres transarterial chemoembolisation (DSM-TACE) of HCC: Dynamic Contrast-
Enhanced Ultrasonography (DCE-US) based evaluation of therapeutic efficacy using a novel perfusion software. Clin Hemorheol
Microcirc 52(2–4), 123–129; (concerns EmboCept S)
[3] Altomonte et al. (2008): Synergistic antitumor effects of transarterial viroembolization for multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma in rats.
Hepatology 48(6), 1864–1873; (concerns EmboCept)
[4] Vogl et al. (2014): Neoadjuvant TACE before laser induced thermotherapy (LITT) in the treatment of non-colorectal non-breast cancer
liver metastases: feasibility and survival rates. Eur J Radiol 83(10), 1804–1810; (concerns EmboCept)
[5] Farshid et al. (2013): Repetitive chemoembolization of hypovascular liver metastases from the most common primary sites. Future Oncol
9(3)´, 419–426 (concerns EmboCept)

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