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G-Tube Blockage Blaster
Tech ID: D2021-37 Background Gastronomy Tubes (G-Tube) are surgically implanted medical devices that create an access point to a patient’s stomach through a tube. Patients who have difficulty swallowing need G-tubes to get proper nutrition, hydration, and medications. Conditions, such as dementia, head injury, and cancer may cause swallowing...
Female Catheter Guide
Project ID D2021-33 Female urethral catheterization is an often difficult procedure and requires good use of both hands, good knowledge of anatomy, and good handling and manipulation of the catheter. Improper catheterization may result in the waste of catheters, catheter contamination, and possible patient infection. The difficulty of the procedure...
Size Adjustable Aortic Endograft Fenestration Device
Project ID: D2021-31 Background: Every year, about 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). In general, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is the standard of care for AAA. However, about 20-30% of AAA patients are not eligible for standard EVAR. People who are not candidates for EVAR can be...
Solid Phantom Device for Beam Scanning
Project ID:D2021-29 Radiation therapy is a common curative procedure to treat cancer. The goal of radiation therapy is to expose the tumor to a sufficient dose of radiation so as to eradicate all cancer cells. The radiation dose is often close to the tolerance level of the normal body tissues. It is, therefore, necessary to determine the dosage levels...
Three-way urology catheter stopcock
Project ID: D2021-28 Background The United States Pharmacopeial Convention has published the standard, USP 800, for handling hazardous drugs in healthcare settings. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recommended that caregivers use an effective Closed System Transfer Device (CSTD) in order to minimize exposure to...
Bioactive Fusion Device
Project ID: D2013-82 Background Over 650,000 spine surgeries are performed annually in the United States, with the majority being decompressive laminectomies for spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal housing the spinal cord. It is generally caused by arthritis in the vertebral column and/or bulging of the intervertebral...
Aspiration catheter with an adjustable tip for intracranial circulation
Project ID: D2021-08 Background: Acute ischemic stroke is the sudden blockage of adequate blood flow to a section of the brain, usually caused by thrombus or other emboli lodging or forming in one of the blood vessels supplying the brain. If the blockage is not quickly resolved, the ischemia may lead to permanent neurologic deficit or death. The...
Self-expanding inter-vertebral cage
Project ID D2013-73 Background Intervertebral cages are hollow implants used to treat spinal ailments that often emanate from degenerative disc disease. Surgeons can implant the cage using laparoscopy or through a small incision in the back or front of the spine. Expanding intervertebral cages were designed to reduce the size of the implant in minimally...
Biomimetic approach to deposit bone-like coating on PEEK and other materials to improve osteoconductivity in implants
Project ID: D2011-33IP Status: Patent Pending U.S and EuropeInvention Description: Novel method to prepare an implantable article comprised of a biocompatible substrate (polymeric or ceramic) to accept a very thin biocompatible, bioactive coating material to facilitate bio-ingrowth between the substrate and bone or cartilage tissue.Applications: Bone...
Telestroke Eye Examination Device
Project ID: D2019-08 Background: With the unprecedented Covid19 outbreak, Telehealth's need is more than ever, and the expected Telehealth market is at $72 billion by 2027. With the rise of 5G network technology, doctors are now able to perform telesurgery uninterrupted and seamless. Currently, ischemic stroke is the leading cause of adult...
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