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Rectal Retractor for damage-prevention during radiation therapy
Project ID: D2018-64Background Effective radiation treatment delivers the maximum possible dose to a tumor while minimizing radiation exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue. Curative doses of radiation can induce chronic morbidities in nearby critical structures. For most cancers in the pelvic region, the dose-limiting organ is the rectum, whe...
Fixation and Reconstruction System for Ankle Fractures
Project ID: D2018-27Background Syndesmotic Ankle fractures are common, and sometimes challenging to treat clinically. These fractures are a common source of substantial patient morbidity. It is estimated that about 290,000 people suffer syndesmotic ankle injuries every year in the United States. Devices that are currently used to treat these ankle...
External Locking Fixation for Tibia Fractures
Project ID: D2018-25Background Extra-articular tibia fractures which include proximal tibia, diaphysis and distal tibia fractures are often associated with many serious complications and result in disability. Current treatment methods include the use of an intramedullary rod, an internal locking/unlocking plate, and an external fixator. However, t...
Micropatterned Silicone Oxygenating Dressing For Chronic Wounds
Project ID: D2018-09Background Wound healing requires oxygen, moisture, and pressure offloading. It is difficult to simultaneously obtain these conditions because oxygen has a low diffusivity in water. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an approved treatment which uses a pressurized chamber to increase oxygen absorption. However, patients must be ...
Diagnostic Laryngeal Mechanosensor Stimulator
Project ID: D2015-01 Device Novelty A feedback controlled pressure output system designed to precisely deliver air stimuli to upper aero digestive tract mucosa for the evaluation of dysphagia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, aspiration potential, and obstructive sleep apnea therapy compliance. Background Dysphagia and aspiration are common in the elder...
Enhanced Anti-Fouling Properties of Novel Composite Material
Project ID: D2013-31 Novelty: Development of a novel electromagnetic polymer composite material for enhanced anti-fouling effects. Background: Biofouling (bacterial attachment to solid surfaces and colonization) is the main source of bacterial infection and poses potentially harmful impacts on human health. Medical devices, food packaging, and drin...