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Anti-Pulfrich Monovision Ophthalmic Corrections that Reduce Depth Misperception
DescriptionPresbyopia is the age-related loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on objects that are up close. A normal part of the aging process, the effects of presbyopia typically begin in humans sometime around 45 years of age. Researchers have estimated that there are close to 2 billion worldwide that have presbyopia.Monovision is a common prescription...
Published: 11/18/2019   |   Inventor(s): Johannes Burge, Carlos Dorronsoro, Victor Rodriguez
Category(s): Medical Devices
Multipoint Injection Technology for Efficient Intracerebral Drug Delivery
Brief Description:Multipoint injection technology improves therapeutic coverage and infusion rate, reduces the number of injections required and minimizes surgical time. Technology:The use of adeno-associated virus (AAV) for therapeutic gene transfer to the brain has reached the clinical stage and is being used for treatment of diseases of the brain,...
Published: 11/14/2019   |   Inventor(s): Flavia Vitale, Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre
Category(s): Medical Devices
Device for measuring melanopsin sensitivity
Device for measuring melanopsin sensitivityProblemMelanopsin is a photo-pigment protein found in specialized photosensitive ganglion cells (ipRGCs) of the retina. These cells are involved in the regulation of circadian rhythms, sleep, mood, the pupillary light reflex, and the painful sensation of bright light. Accurate measurements of melanospin sensitivity...
Published: 9/5/2019   |   Inventor(s): Geoffrey Aguirre, David Brainard
Category(s): Medical Devices
Automated Micro-Particle Robotic Swarm for the Chemical and Mechanical Removal of Biofilms
Wirelessly activated iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) forming micro-robots that chemically and mechanically remove biofilms with high precision and efficacy by magnetic control. Positioning Statement:Medical device companies, cleaning device companies, health systems, and food manufacturers who need effective tools for controlling biofilm infections...
Published: 8/1/2019   |   Inventor(s): Hyun Koo, Edward Steager, Elizabeth Hunter, Kathleen Stebe, Vijay Kumar
Category(s): Materials, Medical Devices, Agriculture & Food Science & Nutrition
Guidance device for optimized directional placement of chest tubes
Brief DescriptionA plastic device to guide directional placement of chest tubes. Unlike chest tube placement without guidance when using kelly clamps for stability, the chest tube guidance device places the tube in its intended intrathoracic direction correctly in the first instance, thereby avoiding repeat procedures and injury.The guidance device...
Published: 6/25/2019   |   Inventor(s): Shariq Raza
Category(s): Medical Devices
A method for highly selective nucleic acid enrichment for sensitive detection of mutations in cancer and genectic conditions.
This technology increases the fraction of clinically relevant, rare mutant alleles (DNA and/or RNA) to enable high sensitivity detection with common downstream methods such as capped (XNA or PNA) PCR, ddPCR, and sequencing. Problem:Liquid biopsy is a simple, minimally invasive, rapidly developing diagnostic method to analyze cell-free nucleic acid fragments...
Published: 6/24/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jinzhao Song, Haim Bau, Michael Mauk, Jorrit Hegge, John van der Oost
Category(s): Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Research Tools & Reagents, Veterinary & Animal Health, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Camera catheter for gene therapy delivery and therapeutic interventions in the subarachnoid space
Minimally invasive micro-catheter with an integrated camera (MIMIC) to reach suboccipital space of the cisterna magna via lumbar puncture for drug and gene-therapy delivery to the brainProblem:Open surgery is the standard of care for access to the diseased brain and spinal cord, but such surgeries are invasive, associated with significant morbidity,...
Published: 6/18/2019   |   Inventor(s): Bryan Pukenas
Category(s): Medical Devices
Modified Polymer System for Improved Cartilage Repair
Title: Modified polymer system for improved cartilage repairBrief Description: Improved cartilage repair via injectable modified polymers that target damaged tissues and enhance cellular responseProblem:Cartilage damage is one of the most common ailments in the aging population. Tissue damage, particularly cartilage damage, can occur due to traumatic...
Published: 5/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jay Patel, Claudia Loebel, Anthony Martin, Robert Mauck, Jason Burdick
Category(s): Therapeutics & Vaccines, Medical Devices
Antimicrobial polymer layers for medical devices and controlled drug delivery
Stimuli-responsive bilayer coating to prevent bacterial infectionInventorRussell J. Composto, Professor of Materials Science & EngineeringDavid M. Eckmann, Horatio C. Wood Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical CareProblemHospital acquired infections are a leading cause of death in the US, with about 10% of hospitalized patients developing an...
Published: 4/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Russell Composto, David Eckmann
Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Medical Devices
Wearable Refeeding Pump for Enterocutaneous Fistula
Wearable Refeeding Pump for Enterocutaneuos FistulaBrief DescriptionA wearable medical device collects gastrointestinal secretions before a fistula and pumps them into healthy intestine. This wearable refeeding pump simplifies enteroclysis, reduces treatment costs, increases patient autonomy and enables normal eating. Technology Enterocutaneous fistula...
Published: 4/5/2019   |   Inventor(s): Daniel Holena
Category(s): Medical Devices
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