Category: medical-devices

Small camera/collection device that collects samples all along the surface of the esophagus, increasing disease detection rate.  

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A low-cost telemedicine tool featuring a virtual reality (VR) interface has been designed and developed to assist with the evaluation and diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease, thereby enabling greater access to care and earlier diagnosis for patients with neurological disorders; even for those in remote areas, or with limited transportation options.

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A handheld surgical device that will allow safe, complete and controlled removal of subretinal fluid during retinal detachment repair surgery.

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This invention is a tubular electrospun scaffold of natural protein gelatin and synthetic polyglycolic acid (PGA) / poly-lactic-co-glycolic (PLGA) polymers in a bioreactor system connected to a flow circuit and seeded with cultured fibroblasts and endothelial cells.

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Transmission of blood-borne infections (e.g., HIV) from health care exposures was previously believed to be uncommon. However, multiple outbreaks across the U.S. over the last several years have shed light on this problem. Thousands of individuals exposed to potential blood-borne pathogens. As recently as October 2009, in one of the hospitals in Florida, the nurse routinely used the same bag of saline on multiple patients. In another outbreak in an outpatient oncology clinic in Nebraska, the nurse would reuse a syringe to perform a saline flush. Saline for multiple patients was acquired from a common bag. More than 600 patients were notified and 99 patients were diagnosed with Hepatitis C. These cases all have in common acquisition of saline or a drug from a common container via a contaminated needle and/or syringe. Despite the increasing use of single-dose vials, such outbreaks occur as providers still use these single-dose vials on multiple individuals to reduce costs.  

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The VestibuGLIDE System represents a new medical device designed to provide therapeutic stimulation of the vestibular system in premature infants.

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This invention consists of a new hyphenated atomic force microscopy (AFM) technique with whispering gallery mode sensing (WGM), which provides the ability to measure the topography and refractive index of a material simultaneously. 

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A novel device for the treatment of vascular malformations, aneurysms, fistulas, and varices utilizing cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives. This invention provides superior control of the adhesive following injection and during the curing process, significantly decreasing the risks attributable to current technology.

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The ToP-SPA measures tongue-palate contact pressure occurring during speech and/or swallowing.

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Cervical cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, yet it is clearly preventable by population screening. It has been reported that <5% of women in underdeveloped countries have ever had a Pap test. That is due to shortage of medical resources, shortage of pathologists and cytotechnologists and the limited public awareness regarding screening programs. Some believe that the disease has reached an epidemic proportion with huge human and economic impact that is requiring immediate, innovative practical solutions. Even with the hope of HPV vaccination and the current push for HPV testing as a primary screening method, Pap smear remains to be the best cancer screening method known to mankind. The invention is a new method of using automated cellblock (CB) preparations of liquid-based [ThinPrep + SurePath] and conventional samples to produce virtual slides.

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