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Bi-Functional RGD Peptide to Promote Therapeutic Angiogenesis, Treat Ischemic Diseases (2016-060)
This bi-functional RGD peptide helps identify ligands and improve functions of endothelial cells, allowing for the development of biomaterials to treat ischemic diseases. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 795,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke each year. Of these cases, 87 percent are caused by ischemia &...
Published: 10/11/2016   |   Inventor(s): Ying Mei, Jia Jia, Chung-Jen Chou
Keywords(s): Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Medical Device
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Cost Effective Jaw Fixation System (2013-089)
This jaw fixation device is a patient-specific orthotic that decreases the risk of surgical complications and operating time. Each year nearly one million Americans suffer a traumatic injury that requires surgery to fix their broken or fractured jaws and over 48 thousand will develop oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer. Due to increasing incidence ...
Published: 9/15/2016   |   Inventor(s): Tyler Youngman, Natalie Patzin, John O'Donnell, Jeff Willis, Robert Brown
Keywords(s): Medical Device, Bioengineering Senior Design, Orthopaedic Mechanics
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Titanium Clip Metal Detector to Aid Breast Surgery (2016-053)
This handheld metal detector aids surgeons with localizing breast cancers, eliminating the need for invasive procedures. With the increased use of mammographic screening, breast cancer is more frequently detected as a radiographic lesion only rather than a palpable mass. This has made image-directed localization a necessity for surgical excision in...
Published: 9/14/2016   |   Inventor(s): Delphine Dean, Cody Jordan, Scott Slaney, Melissa McCullough, Nancy Demore, Joseph Wilson
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Elastin Targeted Drug Delivery for Treating Elastin Degenerative Diseases (2012-048)
This targeted drug delivery approach uses micro-sized drug carriers with elastin antibodies that recognize, attach, and deliver compounds to prevent enzymatic degradation of elastin in diseased tissue. Enzymatic degradation of elastin tissue is the primary cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). CO...
Published: 9/13/2016   |   Inventor(s): Narendra Vyavahare, Aditi Sinha
Keywords(s): Biomaterials, Cardiovascular, Drugs / Pharma, Medical Device, Regenerative Medicine, Cardiovascular Biomaterials, Nanoscale Drug Delivery, Molecular Therapies
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Injectable Joint Lubricant for Treating Osteoarthritis (00-001)
This dextran-based hydrogel uses phospholipid delivery to treat degenerative joint diseases, also known as osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting over 27 million Americans over the age of 25. It becomes more common with age, often affecting the neck, lower back, knees, and hips. Normally synovial fluid, a nat...
Published: 9/8/2016   |   Inventor(s): Julie-Ann Burdick, Martine Laberge, Gary Lickfield
Keywords(s): Biomaterials, Medical Device, Tissue Engineering, Molecular Therapies, Orthopaedic Mechanics
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Self-Regenerating Antioxidant Catalysts for Protection of Artificial Implants (2015-023)
These artificial implant materials are functionalized with self-regenerating antioxidants which prevent implant degradation. Artificial implants are becoming increasingly popular, with 2 in every 100 Americans having an artificial joint and over 7 million living with total hip or knee replacement. When artificial implants come in contact with the b...
Published: 9/6/2016   |   Inventor(s): Andrew Tennyson, Yamin Htet, Anshuman Mangalum
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
HIV Inhibitors to Prevent Spread of Virus in Patients (2010-001)
This HIV inhibitor is a new strategy aimed at ceasing the growth and spread of HIV. According to the World Health Organization, over 36 million people are living with HIV around the world. This represents a global HIV therapeutics market estimated to reach a value of $15.3 billion by 2023. Most HIV inhibitors currently on the market are nucleosides...
Published: 8/18/2016   |   Inventor(s): Dev P. Arya
Keywords(s): Drugs / Pharma, Treatment Method
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Precision Robotic Treatment Head for Safer, More Effective Stereotactic Radiosurgery (2016-023)
This Cobalt-60 based treatment head for Stereotactic Radiosurgery eliminates the limiting factors of current heads currently used to fight cancer health disparities. Radiation therapy is a growing market, expected to reach $8 billion by 2019. Approximately 50 percent of all cancer patients will undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment. ...
Published: 8/4/2016   |   Inventor(s): Xiao Ran (goes by Leon) Zheng, Endre Takacs, Mark Leising
Keywords(s): Image-Guided Surgery, Medical Device
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Topical Application of Hydrogel for the Treatment of Acute Spinal Cord Injury (2011-072)
This hydrogel can be used for the non-invasive treatment of acute spinal cord injuries by applying topically to the injury site. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 450,000 people in the United States are currently living with a spinal cord injury and 12,000 new cases develop each year. The cost of rehabilitation and ...
Published: 7/12/2016   |   Inventor(s): Xing Jin, Vibhor Krishna, Xuejun Wen, Ning Zhang
Keywords(s): Biomaterials, Drugs / Pharma, Regenerative Medicine, Treatment Method, Molecular Therapies, Tissue Engineering
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Peptide for Improved Neural Stem Cell Growth (2012-051)
This peptide introduces a new way to accelerate cell growth of neural stem cells in culture. The global stem cell market is expected to grow from $6.7 billion in 2016 to nearly $12.3 billion in 2021, representing a thriving market. Cultured cells, especially stem cells, struggle to effectively proliferate on their own. Currently, peptide chains suc...
Published: 7/12/2016   |   Inventor(s): Xiaowei Li, Ning Zhang, Xuejun Wen
Keywords(s): Biomaterials, Drugs / Pharma, Regenerative Medicine, Treatment Method, Molecular Therapies, Stem-Cell Engineering
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
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