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Exhaled Breath-Based Test for Ammonia
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition in which a patient’s kidneys fail to effectively filter blood, is estimated to affect more than one-in-seven Americans placing a significant burden on the US healthcare system costing Medicare over $120 billion in 2017. Commonly called the "silent disease," CKD presents with no symptoms in its...
Published: 12/17/2021   |   Inventor(s): Riley Rapert, Robert Latour, George Chumanov, Sudha Garimella, Tyler Harvey, Guzeliya Korneva
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Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Ibrutinib as a potential therapeutic for cocaine use disorder (CUD)
­Ibrutinib utilized as a treatment for cocaine use disorder (CUD) can be used as a neuroprotective effect against cocaine toxicity. According to the National Survey on Drug and Health, almost 1 million people in the United States are affected by CUD and 13% of patients in North American substance-use facilities are treated for CUD. However, there...
Published: 10/26/2021   |   Inventor(s): Robert Anholt, Trudy MacKay
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Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Delivery and Attachment Systems for Repairing Reherniated Intervertebral Discs
These mechanical attachments systems can help repair discectomy patients’ reherniated intervertebral disc (IVD) post-surgery and promote natural tissue healing. Nearly 400,000 discectomies are performed each year in the US to remove herniated IVD tissue fragments. However, reherniation is the most common complication from these surgeries, which...
Published: 10/21/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jeremy Mercuri
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Category(s): Biomedical Sciences, Advanced Materials
Highly Rare Earth Doped Optical Fiber & Heating Element Comprising Same
This highly rare earth doped optical fiber and heating element is superior to traditional methods, allow for the absorption of light for biomedical and microfluidic applications. According to Allied Market Research, the global optical fiber market was valued at $3,477 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $8,153 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR...
Published: 10/27/2020   |   Inventor(s):  
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Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Novel Compounds for Treatment of Parasitic Infections
African Trypanosomiasis, also known as “sleeping sickness,” is caused by microscopic parasites transmitted to humans by the Tsetse fly, found in rural Africa. It is a serious public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, with around 10,000 new cases each year. This serious disease is fatal if left untreated, however, the currently available...
Published: 10/27/2020   |   Inventor(s):  
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Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
High Performance Optical Sensor for Unity Confinement of Light
This wave-guide biosensor comprised of a multilayer porous silicon (pSi) nanomaterial near 100% (unity) confinement of light using a simple inverse processing technique for high performance, low cost porous silicon photonics. The global market for biosensors is projected to reach $20.7 billion USD by 2020, driven by the emergence of new technologies,...
Published: 6/11/2020   |   Inventor(s): Judson Ryckman, Gabriel Allen, William Delaney, Tahmid Talukdar
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Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Improved Fixation Method for Bioprosthetic Heart Valves
Bioprosthetic Heart Valves can replace defective or diseased heart valves, but a majority of these valves fail within a few years due to calcification and degeneration. Currently used methods of fixation, such as glutaraldehyde crosslinking, are not adequate to fix all extracellular matrix components, especially glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) present in...
Published: 4/28/2020   |   Inventor(s): Narendra Vyavahare, Devanathan Raghavan
Keywords(s): Biomaterials - Cardiovascular, Medical Device
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Crosslinked free fatty acids for use in antibacterial medical device implants
FFA-based biomaterials created via this novel crosslinking process have significant opportunity for application in medical device implants. The global market for medical device coatings is expected to reach $7.9 billion in 2021. However, common materials for these coatings, such as stainless steel, titanium, and Teflon, often provoke an aggressive immune...
Published: 12/16/2019   |   Inventor(s):  
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Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Intramedullary Rib Fixation Device
This rib fracture fixation device is implanted to provide internal fixation, improving surgical outcoming and fracturing healing. 10% of all trauma patients and 30% of chest trauma patients will experience a rib fracture. The global market for fracture fixation is expected to reach $10.8 billion by 2023, with internal fixation for small-bone fractures...
Published: 11/6/2019   |   Inventor(s):  
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Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Bioabsorbable Breast Biopsy Wire Guide
This biopsy guide is used to re-locate a biopsy site before a lumpectomy is performed. This eliminates the need for pre-op imaging to locate the biopsy site. Breast cancer accounts for 627,000 deaths in the world per year and is the fifth leading cause of death in women. For every 100,000 women, 125 of them will develop breast cancer. Each year 1.6...
Published: 11/6/2019   |   Inventor(s): Scott Slaney
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Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
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