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Site-specific Therapy for Diseases Affecting Connective Tissues (2017-028)
Cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis and other coronary illnesses, are the leading cause of death globally. Current treatments for these conditions such as stents and other surgical procedures present risks of arterial damage, strokes, and potential infections. Additionally, some individuals are altogether ineligible for surgical proc...
Published: 11/6/2017   |   Inventor(s): Narendra Vyavahare, Charles Rice, Nasim Nosoudi, Saketh Karamched, Vaideesh Parasaram
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Nano EDL Capacitor Based Biosensors
This technology features the development and application of a nanoscale electrical double layer (EDL) capacitor based biosensor. It takes advantage of the fact that the capacitance of an EDL device varies very sensitively with the charge and dielectric conditions of the nearby space spanning from the electrode surface to a few nanometers out to dev...
Published: 8/4/2017   |   Inventor(s): Guigen Zhang
Keywords(s): Analytical Tools / Instrumentation, Bioinstrumentation, Diagnostics / Sensors
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Bone Suture Anchor with Improved Tension Control for Soft Tissue Repairs (2016-047)
This bone suture anchor utilizes a barbed external geometry and internal plunger, allowing surgeons more tension control. The global soft tissue repair market accounted for $10.3 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $14.7 billion in 2019 due to increased healthcare expenditure and sports related injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery. When per...
Published: 4/18/2017   |   Inventor(s): Chadd Clark, Kelsey Baird, Evan Robinson, Megan Hanschke, Anna Cantrell, Jeremy Mercuri
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Therapeutic Treatment of Parasitic Diseases (2017-036)
These therapeutic compounds selectively target pathogenic cells to treat parasitic diseases such as Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis. Trypanosomiasis, also known as African sleeping sickness, is a widespread parasitic disease infecting over two million people worldwide. Therapeutic treatments for this disease are limited due to toxicity of the com...
Published: 4/10/2017   |   Inventor(s): James Morris, Jennifer Golden, Daniel Flaherty, Jeffrey Aube, Elizabeth Sharlow
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Ear Tube for Easy Removal of Blockage (2017-047)
This ear tube design, called AuriClear, has a removable film which allows for blockages to be removed non-invasively during a routine doctor visit. About one in five children will need ear tubes before the age of 10. Out of the one million procedures performed in the United States in 2016, 85 percent were children under the age of two. Currently, e...
Published: 4/10/2017   |   Inventor(s): Seth Perryman, Matthew Roach, Taylor Gustaveson, Jeannette Rodriguez Gonzalez, Kelsey Palsgrove
Keywords(s): Bioengineering Senior Design, Biomaterials Implant Design
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Biphasic Osteochondral Construct for Cartilage Tissue Repair (09-026)
This osteochondral construct is seeded with mesenchymal stem cells to encourage repair of cartilage and subchondral bone in synovial joints. The global market for tissue engineering and regeneration is expected to grow from $13.6 billion in 2016 to $60.8 billion in 2021, in part due to the 5.4 million patients projected to require joint and cartila...
Published: 3/9/2017   |   Inventor(s): Karen Burg, Scott Maxson
Keywords(s): Biomaterials, Biomaterials Implant Design, Fibers & Films, Medical Device, Orthopaedic Mechanics, Tissue Engineering
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Protein Nano-Object Software for Biomolecular Modeling (2013-020)
This Protein Nano-Object Integrator (ProNOI) software allows for researchers to generate atomic-style geometrical objects in the desired shape and dimensions either from cry-electron photography or user-specified shape. Biomolecular modeling is important to address biological problems at the molecular level and to understand the interactions betwee...
Published: 3/1/2017   |   Inventor(s): Emil Alexov, Nicholas Smith
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology
Software Platform that Enables Large Scale Brain Wave Data Collaboration (2014-081)
This software platform, EEGnet, provides researchers with an efficient database to view and interact with electroencephalography (EEG) brain wave data. EEG is an electrophysical monitoring system that records electrical activity in the brain and is used most often to diagnose epilepsy. Traditionally, EEG research has been limited due to a lack of l...
Published: 1/23/2017   |   Inventor(s): Brian Dean, Jonathan Halford
Category(s): Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences
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): Bioinstrumentation, Cardiovascular, Image-Guided Surgery, 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): Bioinstrumentation, Medical Device, Orthopaedic Mechanics
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
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