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Electromagnetic Catheter Tracking System to Reduce Radiation Exposure (2011-122)
This electromagnetic catheter tracking system improves surgical intervention while reducing radiation exposure to pediatric cardiology patients. As congenital heart disease (CHD) cases continue to rise in children, the pediatric interventional cardiology market is expected rise as well, reaching a value of $1,379.1 million by 2018. While many thera...
Published: 1/20/2017   |   Inventor(s): David Kwartowitz, Hamilton Baker, Fuad Mefleh
Keywords(s): Image-Guided Surgery, Bioinstrumentation, Cardiovascular, Medical Device
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Portable Device for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Rotator Cuff Disease (2012-106)
This device utilizes ultrasound imaging to diagnose and monitor rotator cuff injuries. Each year there are over three million new cases of rotator cuff disease. Among those affected, more than half the population over 60 suffer from rotator cuff disease. Shoulder injuries, and particularly rotator cuff disease, can be difficult to diagnose. To give...
Published: 1/20/2017   |   Inventor(s): David Kwartowitz, Erika Trent, Fuad Mefleh, Vipul Raikar, Delphine Dean
Keywords(s): Medical Device, Bioinstrumentation, Orthopaedic Mechanics
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Rib Fixation Device for Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities (2016-007)
This rib fixation device attaches expanded titanium hooks on two or four ribs, improving stability of fixation for safer management of upper thoracic instabilities. With early onset scoliosis (EOS) having an incidence of approximately 1-2 per 1000 births, and with frequent complications of originally untreated individuals, care for severe thoracic ...
Published: 1/20/2017   |   Inventor(s): Hai Yao, Gregory Wright, Richard Gross
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Biocompatible Hydrogel for Enhanced Hydrophobic Drug Delivery (04-032)
This hydrogel is tailored during fabrication to release hydrophobic drugs at varying molecular weights to decrease treatment intervals of chronic disorders. The drug delivery market was valued at $1,048.1 billion globally in 2015 and is expected to grow to $1,504.7 billion by 2020, driven by needs for ease of use, proper dosage delivery, and superi...
Published: 1/17/2017   |   Inventor(s): Andrew Metters, Srinivas Chollangi
Keywords(s): Biomaterials, Drugs / Pharma
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
High Resolution Analyte Recovery with Improved Selectivity (2014-083)
This purification system utilizes multiple process streams and chromatographic techniques to concentrate and recover high value analytes. The process permits scalability from analytical to preparative liquid chromatography in a modular format that can be used to minimize overall cost to the consumer without loss of selectivity. Currently used proce...
Published: 11/2/2016   |   Inventor(s): Feng Chen, Gregory Jones
Category(s): Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences
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
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